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  • 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 »

  • McGovern Votes to Re-Open the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington – Today, Rep. McGovern joined House Democrats to pass the FY 2019 Transportation and Housing and Urban Development appropriations bills to re-open these two essential government agencies and rescue the hard-working Massachusetts families who are at imminent risk of being evicted while ensuring air travel and highway transportation are safe for all Americans. As we enter Day 20 of the Trump Shutdown, thousands of American workers, including essential air traffic controllers, are arrivi... Read More »

  • McGovern Condemns Guatemalan Government For Attempting to End International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala
    Posted in Press Releases on January 7, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern, co-chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the U.S. House of Representatives, Chairman of the House Rules Committee, and a leading advocate of human rights around the world, strongly condemned the Guatemalan government’s attempt to unilaterally end the 2006 accord with the United Nations that established the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala, known as CICIG. “Withdrawing from CICIG would be a grievous error on the... Read More »

  • On First Day of New Congress, McGovern Introduces Bipartisan Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, the first day of the 116th Congress, U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) joined Reps. Ted Deutch (D-FL), John Katko (D-NY), and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) in introducing a bipartisan constitutional amendment to get big money out of politics and restore democratic power to the American people. The Democracy for All Amendment affirms the right of states and the federal government to pass laws that regulate spending in elections, reversing the concentration of political influence... Read More »

  • McGovern Reacts to Democratic Caucus Approving his Nomination to Serve as Chairman of the House Rules Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC — The House Democratic Caucus today approved Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) nomination of Rules Committee Ranking Member James P. McGovern (D-MA) to serve as chairman of the committee for the 116th Congress. In reaction, McGovern released the following statement: “I want to thank Leader Pelosi for her continued leadership and for the opportunity to lead this committee. I’m grateful to have the support of my colleagues across the Democratic Caucus as well. Massachusetts ha... Read More »

  • Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act signed into law by President Trump
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) celebrated the President's signature of a bill he authored and introduced in the House of Representatives: H.R. 1872, the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act. The bill denies Chinese government officials access to the United States if they are responsible for creating or implementing restrictions on American government officials, journalists, independent observers and tourists seeking access to Tibet. “I’m glad that the President signed our bill, the Recipr... Read More »

  • McGovern, Hultgren, Baldwin, Rubio Applaud Final Passage of their Bipartisan Bill that Holds China Accountable for Limiting Access to Tibet
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, U.S. Congressmen James McGovern (D-MA) and Randy Hultgren (R-IL) along with U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) applauded final passage in the Senate of their bipartisan bill – H.R. 1872, the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act. The bill denies Chinese government officials access to the United States if they are responsible for creating or implementing restrictions on American government officials, journalists, independent observers and tourists seeking access to Tibet. “... Read More »

  • McGovern Announces New Washington, D.C. Office Location: Room 408 of the Cannon House Office Building
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) announced today that the Office of Massachusetts’ Second Congressional District in Washington, D.C. has moved to Room 408 of the Cannon House Office Building. The mandatory move was prompted by an ongoing, long-term renewal project of the Cannon Building undertaken by the Architect of the Capitol – during which occupants must relocate in phases while workers preserve and restore the historic structure. The second district’s new office is in an area of the bui... Read More »

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