Washington, D.C. – For the past week, Congressional hunger hero James P. McGovern (D-MA) has delivered daily speeches in support of the HungerFast.org movement from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Representative McGovern is the co-chair of the Congressional Hunger Caucus and is one of the leading political advocates for expanding childhood nutrition programs domestically and internationally. Check back regularly for video and text of his latest speeches!
APRIL 6, 2011
APRIL 5, 2011
APRIL 4, 2011
MARCH 31, 2011
Mister Speaker: I rise to commend the efforts of our former colleague Tony Hall, Rev. David Beckman, Rev. Jim Wallis, Mark Bittman and more than 6,000 people across the country as they take part in a hunger fast to protest the draconian cuts to programs that affect the hungry and most vulnerable in America and around the world. The Republican plan, H.R. 1, would decimate what is now being called the Circle of Protection: the programs that protect the hungry and the most vulnerable both here at home and around the world. I urge my colleagues to show that America doesn’t turn its back on people in need — to have a heart — and resist cutting these lifesaving programs. Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA)