Congressman McGovern believes that the United States must have a robust and proactive approach to foreign policy. He believes that it is essential to reach out not only to our allies, but also to those nations with which we have strained relations. Jim knows that communication is the key to furthering global cooperation and understanding, and that to overcome global challenges and divisions, we must work together.
The Congressman strongly believes that the U.S. embargo against Cuba and the travel ban that prohibits U.S. citizens from traveling to Cuba have long outlived their usefulness, and that they should be brought to an end. Such policies serve neither the American or Cuban peoples.
Congressman McGovern supports the Middle East peace process and believes that a “two-state” solution provides the best hope for long-term peace in the region. Jim has been a long-time and steadfast supporter of Israel’s right to exist and defend itself, and he believes that both the people of Israel and of the Palestinian territories have a right to a peaceful and prosperous existence.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) released the following statement about the role of the United States in addressing the Syrian refugee crisis:
Congressman McGovern with Leader Pelosi and the Congressional delegation in front of the Potala Palace in Lhasa during their historic visit to Tibet.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A broad, bipartisan coalition of 35 House lawmakers called on Speaker Ryan today to schedule and debate an Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) as quickly as possible following the recent announcement by President Obama of a deepening entanglement in Syria and Iraq.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), a senior House Democrat and leading voice in the push for stronger Congressional oversight of U.S. military engagement, released the following statement on today’s announcement by President Obama on Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, as President Obama meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the White House, Congressmen Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC), led a bipartisan “Stateless” Breakfast to honor the human rights defenders who have been imprisoned, intimidated, and silenced by the Chinese government and will not have a seat at the table for tonight’s White House dinner.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, September 25th, as Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with President Obama at the White House, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), Co-Chairman of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, will host a “Stateless” Breakfast to honor human rights defenders who have been imprisoned, intimidated, and silenced by the Chinese government.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), a senior House Democrat and co-chair of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, released the following statement on the Colombian peace process:
HAVANA, CUBA – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) released the following statement after joining U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other members of Congress for the official re-opening of the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba.