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  • McGovern Statement on Trump Administration’s Reckless Policy Change Toward Cuba
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee and Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, released this statement following the Trump Administration’s announcement that they would fully enforce Title III of the Helms-Burton Act: “Today’s announcement by the Trump Administration is just plain stupid. It undercuts the emerging private sector in Cuba, which the Trump Administration still pretends to support. It alienates... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on State of Emergency Declaration in Sudan
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON -- Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA) Chairman of the House Rules Committee and Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, released the following statement after Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan imposed a yearlong state of emergency and dissolved the federal and state governments of Sudan on Friday, February 22: "For decades, Omar al-Bashir- who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity-has vi... Read More »

  • 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 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Tibetans in region pleased that Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act bill clears key milestone
    Posted in In the News on December 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    NORTHAMPTON — Many Tibetans in western Massachusetts are pleased that a bill prohibiting Chinese officials responsible for limiting access to Tibet from entering the United States is one step closer to becoming law. The bipartisan Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act, introduced by Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Worcester, has passed Congress after receiving support from the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, and now awaits the signature of President Donald Trump. “We the local people here are very excited, so happy,” sai... 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

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