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  • McGovern Announces Congressional App Challenge Winners
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) announced winners of the 2018 Congressional App Challenge from Massachusetts’ Second Congressional District: Vishnu Penubarthi, Tian Yu Fan, Mary Barsoum, and Akshay Gopinathan. The students are all enrolled in the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The students’ app, VeGETables, bridges the gap between supermarkets and food pantries by offering a platform where food pantries can request items from supermarkets. Th... Read More »

  • Celebrating House Democratic Unity, Reps. McGovern, Khanna, Pocan Encourage Senate to pass Upcoming Yemen War Powers Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on November 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Representatives Jim McGovern (MA-02), Ro Khanna (CA-17), and Mark Pocan (WI-02), and leaders of H. Con Res. 138, issued the below statement in light of recent GOP efforts to block the resolution’s vote in the House and the impending Senate vote this week: “The stakes in Yemen have never been higher and the time for action is long overdue. The United States is unconstitutionally participating in a Saudi-led war that could starve 14 million Yemenis to death. This week, the Senate will vote ... Read More »

  • Catholic Charities of Worcester County Awarded $225,000 to Expand Citizenship Program and Support Immigrant Community.
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MA – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (MA-02) together with Catholic Charities of Worcester County Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Cameron, announced a grant of $225,000 from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. The grant will help Catholic Charities expand their citizenship program and allow them to further support the immigrant community in Worcester County. “I’m so thankful to Catholic Charities for their tireless work on behalf of our community. I’ve visit... Read More »

  • McGovern Introduces New Bipartisan Legislation Prohibiting Military Aid and Sales to Saudi Government
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern, Ranking Member 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 can be found here. This new bill is stronger than the one Congressman McGovern introduced last week, which would have tied arms sales to a U.S. determination of the... Read More »

  • 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 »

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