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  • Bipartisan Group of 46 Lawmakers Call on Speaker Ryan to Hold Debate on War Authorization for ISIS and Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today a bipartisan group of 46 lawmakers – led by Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA), Tom Cole (R-OK), Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Walter Jones (R-NC) – called on Speaker Ryan to begin a serious debate on the authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) against the Islamic State and express that President Trump must seek approval from Congress before taking any further military action against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad. Click here to view the letter online. The lar... Read More »

  • McGovern, Welch, Barletta, King Rally Bipartisan Support for Full Funding of Heating Assistance Program that Trump Budget Would Eliminate
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Today Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA), Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), Rep. Lou Barletta (R-VT), and Rep. Peter King (NY-02) announced they have rallied a bipartisan coalition to fight for full funding of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). In a letter to the House Appropriations Committee penned by the lawmakers, 164 Members expressed the critical importance of this safety net program to struggling families. President Trump’s budget proposal would eliminate federal funding for ... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on Trump’s Airstrike on Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    "Charging into another endless war is not the answer. To finally end the suffering of the Syrian people, Congress must do its job and vote and debate on a bipartisan strategy. We must also ensure that any U.S. military action is not only approved by Congress, but has the backing of our international allies, partners, and the American people. Read More »

  • McGovern, Pelosi Call for Congress to Reconvene to Debate Military Authorization for Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading critic of the expanded use of military force by presidents in both parties, joined House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and other lawmakers calling for Speaker Ryan to immediately call the House of Representatives back into session to debate an Authorization of the Use of Military Force for military actions taken in Syria. In February 2017, Congressman McGovern led a bipartisan group of 19 lawmakers calling for Speaker Rya... Read More »

  • McGovern, Leahy Lead 78 Democrats Calling on Trump to Strengthen Human Rights Protection and Assistance to Honduras in Wake of Recent Attacks
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    This week U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) and U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) led a group of 78 House and Senate Democrats calling on President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to respond to recent attacks against environmental and land activists, human rights defenders and local communities in Honduras. Click here to view letter. In this week’s letter to Secretary Tillerson, the lawmakers expressed their “grave concern with the attacks against environmental and land activists, ... Read More »

  • Members of Congress Introduce Bipartisan Cluster Munitions Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Darrell Issa (R-CA) introduced the Cluster Munitions Civilian Protection Act this week, a bill to restrict the use and export of dangerous cluster munitions. Cluster munitions are bombs, rockets or artillery shells that contain submunitions that, when deployed, can leave behind unexploded ordnance. This unexploded ordnance can be buried in land, hidden from view or lay in plain sight a... Read More »

  • McGovern, Rubio, Baldwin, Hultgren Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Hold China Accountable on Tibet Human Rights
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Randy Hultgren (R-IL) and U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today introduced the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act, a bipartisan, bicameral bill that would promote access to Tibetan areas by denying Chinese government officials access to the United States if they are responsible for creating or administering restrictions on American government officials, journalists, independent observers and tourists seeking to... Read More »

  • McGovern Highlights Rise Against Hunger Partnership with Kraft Heinz to Tackle Global Hunger
    Posted in Press Releases on March 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a leading voice in the fight against hunger, spoke on the House floor to continue raising awareness and highlight the partnership between Rise Against Hunger and Kraft Heinz, working together as global leaders in bringing food aid to millions around the world. Full Text of Congressman McGovern’s Speech: “Rise Against Hunger, under the leadership of Rod Brooks, is a charitable organization committed to ending global hunger by 2030. “They partner with ot... Read More »

  • McGovern Condemns Trump Move to Sell Weapons to Bahrain Without Human Rights Conditions
    Posted in Press Releases on March 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    “America has a responsibility to stand up for human rights in all countries and our allies must be no exception. Media reports indicate that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will soon lift all human rights conditions on the sale of F-16 fighter jets and other arms to Bahrain are deeply troubling. Such a move would be an extremely short-sighted and unprincipled choice that increases the risk of instability in Bahrain and puts America’s long-term security at risk." Read More »

  • McGovern: Republican EPA Bill is a Giveaway to Corporate Polluters
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) led debate for House Democrats on the House floor against the EPA Science Advisory Board Reform Act, a bill from House Republicans that limits the participation of scientific experts at the EPA, and would lead to a disproportionate representation of big business and corporate special interests. Below are excerpts of today’s remarks. HOUSE GOP IGNORES REAL ISSUES “Today we are considering a piece of legislation that seeks to prevent the EPA from protecti... Read More »

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