2011 Capitol Hill Forum
Hunger Won't Wait
8 - 11:30 am
March 15, 2011
Congressional Sponsors and Speakers
Congressman James McGovern (D-MA)
Mr. McGovern is currently serving his seventh term in Congress representing the 3rd Congressional District of Massachusetts. He is the Vice Chairman of the House Rules Committee and a member of the House Budget Committee. He is also co-chair of both the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and the House Hunger Caucus. McGovern has taken a strong leadership role in the fight against hunger at home and abroad, successfully expanding the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program, which helps alleviate child hunger and poverty by providing nutritious meals to children in schools in the world's poorest countries. He earned his Bachelor of Arts ('81) and Masters of Public Administration ('84) degrees from The American University, and while attending college, worked as an aide in the office of U.S. Senator George McGovern (D-SD). Before his election to Congress, he spent fourteen years working as a senior aide for the late U.S. Representative John Joseph Moakley (D-South Boston).