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  • Bipartisan Legislation Introduced Suspending Military Aid & Sales to Saudi Government following Khashoggi Disappearance
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman James P. McGovern, Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee and Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, has introduced bipartisan legislation to prohibit all military sales and aid to the government of Saudi Arabia unless the Secretary of State determines that the Saudi regime did not order or direct the disappearance, imprisonment, or death of Saudi journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi. “The evidence continues to mount that the Saudi government wa... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on Apparent Murder of Jamal Khashoggi
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA) Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in Congress and Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee, released the following statement after announcing his plan to introduce legislation prohibiting U.S. military aid and sales to the Government of Saudi Arabia until the United States Secretary of State determines that journalist Jamal Khashoggi is alive and free: “If reports of Mr. Khashoggi's disappearance at the hands of the Saudi regime... Read More »

  • McGovern Applauds House Passage of Reciprocal Access to Tibet Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    “With this bill, we are taking an important step forward on behalf of the human rights of Tibetans” Read More »

  • America Is and Must Remain a Beacon of Hope for Refugee
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressmen Randy Hultgren (R-IL) and Jim McGovern (D-MA), Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s announced ceiling for refugee admissions into the United States next year: “We join together to express our extreme disappointment at the administration’s proposal to impose a limit on admitting no more than 30,000 refugees in the coming fiscal year. With the world in the midst of the wor... Read More »

  • 118 House Democrats to AG Sessions: Reverse Decision Ending Asylum for Victims of Domestic, Gang, and Gender-Based Violence
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    Full Text of Letter (PDF) WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives James P. McGovern (MA-02), Mark Pocan (WI-02), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) and Norma Torres (CA-35) led 118 House Democrats – including 16 full committee Ranking Members – in a letter calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reverse his decision declaring domestic violence, gang violence and gender-based violence as invalid grounds for seeking asylum in the United States. The letter comes just days after the Trump Administration iss... Read More »

  • Congressman Jim McGovern to Guatemalan President Morales: Reconsider and Renew CICIG Mandate
    Posted in Press Releases on September 2, 2018 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MA – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern, Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the U.S. House of Representatives and a leading advocate of human rights around the world, strongly condemned the decision by Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales not to renew the mandate of the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala, CICIG, when it expires next year. “Today Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales surrounded himself with military and police officials to announce t... Read More »

  • McGovern Announces New Regional Manager in Northampton
    Posted in Press Releases on August 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    NORTHAMPTON – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee, announced that Jon Niedzielski has been hired to serve as his Northampton-based regional manager. Niedzielski will serve as Congressman McGovern’s primary point of contact for residents, municipal officials, nonprofits, business owners, colleges and universities, and organized labor throughout the Pioneer Valley. Niedzielski will take over for longtime McGovern aide Keith Barnicle, who has accepte... Read More »

  • McGovern Joins Pelosi, House Democrats in Puerto Rico for Hurricane Maria Recovery Update
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Congressman James P. McGovern (D-Worcester) announced today that he will travel to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and 13 other Congressional Democrats as part of a delegation focusing on hurricane recovery efforts. The delegation will arrive in Puerto Rico this afternoon, and will return on Saturday. “Democrats pledged we would not forget about our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands as they recover and reb... Read More »

  • McGovern Applauds Committee Approval of Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern, Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the U.S. House of Representatives and a leading advocate of human rights around the world, applauded the House Judiciary Committee’s unanimous approval of a bipartisan bill he authored, The Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act (H.R. 1872). The Committee’s action is a key first step towards passage of the bill by Congress. The Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act promotes access for United States dipl... Read More »

  • House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi Names Congressman McGovern as Farm Bill Democratic Conferee
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Congressman James P. McGovern, Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee and Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee’s Nutrition Subcommittee, was named by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to serve on a conference committee to complete a five-year long reauthorization of the Farm Bill. “With America’s farmers, producers and ranchers facing plummeting prices, rising retaliatory tariffs and a struggling farm economy, we need a real robust, bipartisan Farm Bill mo... Read More »

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