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  • McGovern Statement on Honduran Elections
    Posted in Press Releases on December 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) – a strong voice in support of human rights, ending corruption, and advancing the rule of law in Honduras – issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the U.S. Department of State congratulating Juan Orlando Hernandez on his successful reelection as President of Honduras: “I am angry and deeply disturbed by the State Department’s announcement today congratulating Juan Orlando Hernandez on his successful re-election as President of Honduras. ... Read More »

  • McGovern Applauds Announcement of New Russia Magnitsky Sanctions
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC - Today the U.S. Department of Treasury announced that five people have been added to the list of those sanctioned under the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act. Three of the individuals in question are linked to the Magnitsky case, while the other two are Chechen officials sanctioned for gross human rights violations. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), senior House Democrat and Co-Chair of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, praised the decision by the St... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on Republican Tax Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern released the following statement after Republicans passed their tax bill through the House of Representatives: “President Trump, his family, and their wealthy friends got an early Christmas gift this year. This Republican tax bill will line their pockets and the pockets of their donors – giving the vast majority of tax breaks to those at the top and corporations shipping American jobs overseas, all the while exploding the deficit and raising taxes on h... Read More »

  • U.S. Rep. McGovern Renews Call to Target Human Rights Abuses and Corruption on 5th Anniversary of Magnitsky Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), Co-Chair of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and a leading voice for human rights in the U.S. Congress, commemorated the five-year anniversary of the signing into law of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 (Public Law 112-208). Congressman McGovern is the House author of the law, which established visa restrictions and froze property transactions for individuals complicit in the November 2009 ... Read More »

  • McGovern Slams Bahrain Decision in Case of Human Rights Defender Nabeel Rajab
    Posted in Press Releases on November 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and co-chair of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, released the following statement in response to Bahrain’s decision to uphold the two-year prison sentence of Nabeel Rajab for his actions to call attention to the human rights abuses committed by the Bahraini government. “Today Bahrain doubled down on its unjust treatment of Nabeel Rajab, a brave human rights defender and my friend. A Bahraini court ... Read More »

  • 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 »

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