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  • McGovern Statement on Trump Administration's Family Separation Policy
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee and a senior member of House Democratic leadership, issued the following statement on the Trump Administration’s family separation policy: “President Trump’s policy of separating children from their parents is cruel, it is un-American, and it is evil. There is no law requiring that these children be ripped away from their parents – this is a policy of choice. In fact, U.S. and international law specif... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on Colombian Presidential Election
    Posted in Press Releases on June 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman James P. McGovern, Co-Chair of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the U.S. House of Representatives and a leading advocate for human rights, issued the following statement following the election of Iván Duque as President of Colombia: I wish the new president of Colombia every success in bringing peace and prosperity to all Colombians, and in implementing fully the peace accords that ended over a half-century of internal conflict. Recently, 73 Memb... Read More »

  • McGovern Announces New Communications Director
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee and a senior member of House Democratic leadership, announced that Matthew Bonaccorsi has been promoted to Communications Director, overseeing communications at both the district and national level. Bonaccorsi was raised in Medford, Massachusetts, and is a graduate of UMass, Amherst. He has worked in McGovern’s Washington, D.C. office for two years. Previously, he served as Deputy Press Secretary to the Senate Pr... Read More »

  • McGovern Condemns Trump Attack on Federal Workers
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MA – Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02), a senior House Democrat and active voice in Congress for workers’ rights, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s recent issuing of a series of executive orders intended to strip federal employees of their right to representation at the worksite. “President Trump promised American workers that he would have their backs, but these executive orders are just the latest example of how he’s broken that promise,” Congressman M... Read More »

  • 73 Lawmakers Urge Trump Administration to Protect Colombian Human Rights Defenders, Social Leaders Amid Dangerous Escalation of Targeted Murders
    Posted in Press Releases on May 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern (MA-02), Eliot Engel (NY-16), John Lewis (GA-05), Norma Torres (CA-35), Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) and Hank Johnson (GA-04) led a letter signed by 73 Members of Congress to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him and the Trump Administration to protect Colombian human rights defenders and social leaders amid a dangerous escalation of targeted murders. This is a critical time as Colombia continues its effort to im... Read More »

  • McGovern: Trump Pulling Out of Iran Deal a Reckless Mistake
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior member of House Democratic leadership and leading voice on nuclear non-proliferation, released the following statement in response to the announcement that the Trump Administration will pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known as the Iran Nuclear Agreement: “President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran Deal by not extending waivers on Iran sanctions is one of the most reckless and dangerous things he... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on Trump Administration ending Temporary Protected Status for Hondurans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee and Co-Chair of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, issued the following statement following the Trump Administration’s decision today to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for thousands of Hondurans: “I am outraged by this cruel, narrow-minded and self-defeating decision by the Trump Administration to end legal protections for 57,000 Hondurans who have resided in the United States si... Read More »

  • McGovern: GOP Farm Bill Will Hurt Millions of Hungry Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a member of House Democratic leadership and the Ranking Member on the House Agriculture Committee’s Nutrition Subcommittee delivered the following speech denouncing the 2018 Republican Farm Bill for its extreme cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Congressman McGovern said the more than $23 billion in cuts to the anti-hunger program would hurt families across the country. Click here to view video of Congressman Mc... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on 2018 Farm Bill Committee Markup
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a member of House Democratic Leadership and the Ranking Member on the House Agriculture Committee's Nutrition Subcommittee, delivered the following statement at the House Agriculture Committee's markup of the 2018 Farm Bill: "Mr. Chairman, let me begin by saying how deeply frustrated I am by this process. It’s shameful what Republicans on this Committee have done here. "I wanted to serve on the House Agriculture Committee to be part of a p... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on GOP’s Partisan Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on April 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), the Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Nutrition Subcommittee and a member of House Democratic leadership, released the following statement on the House Republican farm bill released today. “The process that produced this farm bill shows that Congress is broken. “The farm bill is more than 600 pages and was dumped on our laps just hours ago with Republicans planning to rush it to a vote in committee next week. We are still reviewing i... Read More »

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