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  • Chairman McGovern Statement on Special Counsel Mueller’s Report
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MASS. – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, issued this statement after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia's interference in the 2016 election was released: “I am outraged and deeply disturbed by the unprecedented pattern of criminality, corruption, and deception described in Special Counsel Mueller’s report. Our democracy was attacked by the Russian Government, which interfered in our 2016 presidential election ‘in sweepi... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on Trump Administration’s Reckless Policy Change Toward Cuba
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee and Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, released this statement following the Trump Administration’s announcement that they would fully enforce Title III of the Helms-Burton Act: “Today’s announcement by the Trump Administration is just plain stupid. It undercuts the emerging private sector in Cuba, which the Trump Administration still pretends to support. It alienates... Read More »

  • Reps. McGovern, Blumenauer Introduce Legislation in Support of Nuclear Disarmament
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Congressmen James McGovern (D-MA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced H. Res. 302, a resolution on the prohibition of nuclear weapons, calling on the federal government and the American people to work towards reducing and ultimately eliminating nuclear weapons, rejecting first strike and first use of nuclear weapons, and canceling the trillion dollar program to upgrade and modernize the U.S. nuclear arsenal. The resolution also calls on the President and Secr... Read More »

  • Congressman McGovern Joins House Democrats in Introducing Equality Act for LGBTQ Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, joined nearly 240 other Members of Congress in introducing the Equality Act of 2019 – a historic bill to state unequivocally that LGBTQ Americans deserve the full protections guaranteed by the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Equality Act extends anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ Americans with regard to employment, education, access to credit, jury service, federal funding, housi... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on President Trump’s FY 2020 Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s FY 2020 budget: “President Trump’s budget isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on. Last year, Republicans jammed through massive tax breaks for the rich. Now they want to pay for them by making trillions of dollars’ worth of cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and nutrition programs that veterans and seniors rely on. Give me a b... Read More »

  • On The House Floor: McGovern Urges Support For Bipartisan Gun Violence Prevention Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman James P. McGovern, Chairman of the House Rules Committee, spoke on the House Floor in support of H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, and H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019. Following today’s procedural votes, final consideration of both pieces of legislation is expected to occur later this week. H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, would require a background check on every gun sale or transfer, with reasonable exceptions su... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on State of Emergency Declaration in Sudan
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON -- Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA) Chairman of the House Rules Committee and Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, released the following statement after Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan imposed a yearlong state of emergency and dissolved the federal and state governments of Sudan on Friday, February 22: "For decades, Omar al-Bashir- who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity-has vi... Read More »

  • McGovern Introduces Bill to Prohibit Saudi Arms Sales and Military Aid
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman James P. McGovern, Chairman of the House Rules Committee and Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, together with a bipartisan group of 20 lawmakers, introduced new legislation to immediately stop all military sales and aid to the government of Saudi Arabia. The full text of the bill, H.R. 643. can be found here. McGovern introduced similar legislation in October, 2018 following the death of Saudi journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate... Read More »

  • McGovern, House Democrats Vote Again to Reopen Federal Government
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    McGovern: “For thousands of people throughout Massachusetts, this shutdown isn’t political. It’s personal. Senate Republicans and President Trump need to do their job and reopen the government now.” Read More »

  • McGovern Votes to Re-Open National Parks & Environmental Protection Agency
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern joined House Democrats to pass the FY 2019 Department of the Interior and EPA appropriations bill to prevent damage to America's national parks and monuments, and allow EPA to resume its critical activities in protecting clean air and clean water for Massachusetts families. Massachusetts’s $83 million in EPA state grants is currently at risk because of the Trump Shutdown. “Since the Trump Shutdown began, many of America’s treasured National Parks have... Read More »

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