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  • House Passes McGovern Bill to Prevent Export of U.S. Crowd Control Equipment to Hong Kong
    Posted in Press Releases on October 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed two major bills to stand in solidarity with the people of Hong Kong and to demand accountability from the government of Hong Kong following violent crackdowns against peaceful protesters. The full text of the bill is available Here Video of McGovern’s remarks prior to passage is available here H.R. 4270, the PROTECT Hong Kong Act, was introduced by Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA) alongside Representatives Chris Smith (R-... Read More »

  • McGovern Concludes Congressional Delegation to Cuba
    Posted in Press Releases on October 7, 2019 | Preview rr

    Says U.S. Policy Toward Cuba Hurts Both Economies Read More »

  • McGovern Condemns News That Some FARC Dissidents Will Return to Arms
    Posted in Press Releases on August 29, 2019 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MASS. – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern, Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and a leading congressional advocate for peace in Colombia, issued this statement strongly condemning news that some former FARC dissidents would abandon the Colombian peace process and return to arms: “Peace is the only path forward for Colombia. I am deeply disappointed that some misguided FARC dissident leaders have decided to return to arms. Their decision will only cause more death an... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement Upon Swearing-in of Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok
    Posted in Press Releases on August 21, 2019 | Preview rr

    "I look forward with hope to a transitional period that places the rights and aspirations of the Sudanese people front and center." Read More »

  • Timeline of Congressman McGovern's Push for AUMF Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on June 20, 2019 | Preview rr

    September 14, 2018: McGovern Joins Congresswoman Barbara Lee in sending a bipartisan letter to President Trump urging him to consult with and obtain authorization from Congress before ordering any additional U.S. military action in Syria. July 13, 2017: McGovern on House Floor: "America Has Been At War for 16 Years and Speaker Ryan Refuses to Allow Congressional Oversight and Debate on Updated War Authorization" April 28, 2017: McGovern helps lead bipartisan Group of 46 Lawmakers calling on Spea... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement Following Threats by the Transitional Military Council Against Peaceful Protesters in Sudan
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee and Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, issued this statement following threats by the Transitional Military Council against the peaceful movement in support of civilian government in Sudan: “When Sudan’s military ousted Omar al Bashir, it claimed to do so in support of the people and their demand for change, and for peace. But in the past few weeks, civilians have been kill... Read More »

  • Bipartisan, Bicameral Group of 92 Lawmakers Urge Support For Civilian-Led Transitional Government in Sudan
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    Text of Letter (PDF) WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, a bipartisan, bicameral group of 92 lawmakers led by Representative James McGovern (D-MA) and Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Todd Young (R-IN), along with Representatives Ann Wagner (R-MO), Karen Bass (D-CA), and Chris Smith (R-NJ), sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin expressing deep concern about the current situation in Sudan and urging support for a rapid transfer of power to a civilian-l... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on the Panchen Lama’s 30th Birthday
    Posted in Press Releases on April 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and Chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, issued the following statement in recognition of the 30th birthday of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the 11th Panchen Lama of Tibetan Buddhism: “Gedhun Choekyi Nyima was recognized by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the 11th Panchen Lama at the age of six on May 15, 1995. Two days later, the Chinese government forcibly disappear... Read More »

  • 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 »

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