Home > news > Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy

Browse Documents
by Date or Issue:
  • McGovern Condemns U.S. Support of Saudi War in Yemen
    Posted in Press Releases on November 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and co-chair of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, delivered the following speech on the House floor condemning Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, the suffering it is causing among innocent civilians, and urging the United States to end its support of the war. Click here to view video of speech online. Full Text of Congressman McGovern’s Speech: “I thank the gentleman from California for yielding me ... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on Trump Decertifying Iran Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading voice on nuclear non-proliferation, released the following statement in response to the announcement that the Trump Administration will decertify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, known as the Iran Nuclear Agreement: “President Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran Deal represents an all-time high in recklessness and stupidity. Every week the president’s Twitter tantrums put the world on edge. Dec... Read More »

  • US Rep. McGovern Condemns Trump Sanctions Relief for Sudan
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and the co-chair of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Foundation, released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s decision to provides permanent sanctions relief to Sudan. In July 2017, McGovern led a bipartisan group of more than 50 lawmakers calling on President Trump not to provide sanctions relief to Sudan. Click here to read the letter. “I am deeply disappointed and opposed... Read More »

  • U.S. Rep. McGovern Statement on U.S. Embassy in Cuba, Travel Warning to Cuba
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading voice on U.S.-Cuba relations, released the following statement regarding Secretary Tillerson’s recent meeting with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla and the decision to withdraw all non-essential personnel from the U.S. Embassy in Havana and issue a travel advisory warning Americans not to travel to Cuba: “Keeping our American diplomats safe and secure must always be our first priorit... Read More »

  • U.S. Congressman McGovern Applauds El Salvador Commission to Search for Those Who Disappeared During Civil War
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) made the following statement on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives applauding the creation of the National Commission to Search for Disappeared Persons in the context of El Salvador’s armed conflict: “I commend President Sánchez Cerén, the Government of El Salvador and the Salvadoran people for working together to establish the National Commission to Search for Disappeared Persons in the context of El Salvador’s armed conf... Read More »

  • McGovern Renews Call for China to Respect Human Rights of Democracy Activists in Hong Kong
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    "This is a blatant attempt to undermine the democracy movement in Hong Kong" Read More »

  • McGovern: GOP Giving White House Blank Check for War is Shameful
    Posted in Press Releases on July 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat, delivered a blistering rebuke of Speaker Ryan and House Republicans for their refusal to answer the bipartisan call to end the outdated war authorization used by Presidents Obama and Trump. Click here for video of today’s speech. “We are 16 years into the war in Afghanistan, the longest war in American history. The costs are already in the hundreds of billions of dollars. And the human costs to our troops, our vet... Read More »

  • Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Urge White House to Delay Sudan Sanctions Relief
    Posted in Press Releases on July 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressmen Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Randy Hultgren (R-IL), co-chairs of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, and Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Tom Rooney (R-FL) led a bipartisan letter this week calling on President Trump to delay lifting sanctions on Sudan. This comes one week before the July 12th deadline when the U.S. must make a decision on the sanctions. Click here to view the letter online. In January 2017, President Obama issued Executive Or... Read More »

  • Op-Ed: US-Cuba relations must continue to move forward
    Posted in In the News on June 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    We were deeply disappointed by President Trump’s announcement Friday to roll back many of the reforms initiated by the previous administration toward Cuba, and to freeze any further progress on others. Having witnessed firsthand what the possibility that forging closer ties can mean for our economy and society, we believe it is not in the interest of the United States, the American people, the Cuban people or the hemisphere to reverse the enormous progress made over the last two years. We recent... Read More »

  • McGovern: Trump Cuba Policy Hurts American Businesses, Weakens U.S. Leadership on World Stage
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading voice on U.S.-Cuba policy, released the following statement on the U.S.-Cuba policy changes expected to be announced by President Trump. “Americans are ready for a 21st century approach to Cuba. These policy changes by President Trump will only take us back toward a Cold War policy that was a miserable failure and held our country back for more than 50 years. “President Trump’s reckless and backward Cuba... Read More »

Office Locations

Washington, DC Office

438 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
phone: 202-225-6101
fax: 202-225-5759
hours: M-F 9-5:30pm

Leominster Office

24 Church Street, Room 27
Leominster, MA 01453
phone: 978-466-3552
fax: 978-466-3973
hours: M-F 9-5:00pm

Northampton Office

94 Pleasant Street
Northampton, MA 01060
phone: 413-341-8700
fax: 413-584-1216
hours: M-F 9-5:00pm

Worcester Office

12 East Worcester Street, Suite 1
Worcester, MA 01604
phone: 508-831-7356
fax: 508-754-0982
hours: M-F 9-5:00pm