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  • 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 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 »

  • Congressman McGovern Meets with Sudanese Leaders to Discuss Humanitarian Crisis and U.S. Sanctions
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    This week U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading voice in Congress on human rights, met with Ibrahim Ahmed Omer, Speaker of the Sudanese Parliament. In the meeting, Congressman McGovern reiterated his strong disagreement with the easing of U.S. sanctions against the Government of Sudan, an action taken at the end of the Obama Administration. Congressman McGovern expressed that the Sudanese Congress, and the Speaker in particular, have been responsible for autho... Read More »

  • McGovern Guest for Trump Speech is Top Ranked Transplant Surgeon Worried About Muslim Ban’s Impact on His Family
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) announced that his guest for tonight’s address by President Trump to a joint session of Congress will be Dr. Babak Movahedi, a nationally-ranked transplant surgeon at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, who was born in Iran and is worried about how Trump’s Muslim Ban will impact his family. Dr. Movahedi and his family left Iran as a refugee when he was 14-years-old, traveling to Belgium to escape the war between Iraq and Iran. Dr. Mova... Read More »

  • McGovern Welcomes Student After Trump Muslim Ban Denied Return to Boston
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat, released the following statement on the successful return of Benham Partopour, a chemical engineering student going for his PhD at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Central Massachusetts. Click here for photos from today’s arrival in Boston. Partopour is an Iranian national who was in Iran when President Trump’s executive order on immigration went into effect. Partopour had a visa, but no airlines were willing to sell pl... Read More »

  • McGovern: President Trump’s Muslim Ban is Shameful and Un-American
    Posted in Press Releases on January 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading voice in Congress on human rights, released the following statement on the executive order signed by President Trump on Friday. “America was founded on the fundamental belief in the freedom of religion. The fact that President Trump chose Holocaust Remembrance Day to sign his Muslim ban shutting the door to thousands of refugees fleeing war is shameful. “Our country has long stood as a beacon of hope to the world with the... Read More »

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