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  • 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 »

  • McGovern, Bipartisan Delegation Meet Dalai Lama in Push to Strengthen Human Rights in Tibet
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    DHARAMSALA, INDIA – U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) joined House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and their bipartisan Congressional delegation in meetings this week in India and Nepal with government and religious leaders, including His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama. Congressman McGovern is a senior House Democrat, Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, and a leading voice in America calling for new policies to strengthen human rights in Tibet. In addition to meeting with the Da... Read More »

  • McGovern Joins Bipartisan Congressional Delegation to India, Nepal, Germany and Belgium
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) is joining House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on a bipartisan Congressional delegation visit to India, Nepal, Germany and Belgium focusing on national security, the global economy, bilateral and multilateral relations, and human rights. Congressman McGovern is Co-Chair of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and has been a leading voice in Congress for strengthening human rights around the world. “America must continue to be a strong leader on ... Read More »

  • McGovern: America Must Stand Up for Human Rights in Tibet
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    “We need to rethink U.S. policy toward Tibet. For years, China has faced no consequences for its failure to respect the fundamental rights of the Tibetan people." Read More »

  • Bipartisan Group of 46 Lawmakers Call on Speaker Ryan to Hold Debate on War Authorization for ISIS and Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today a bipartisan group of 46 lawmakers – led by Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA), Tom Cole (R-OK), Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Walter Jones (R-NC) – called on Speaker Ryan to begin a serious debate on the authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) against the Islamic State and express that President Trump must seek approval from Congress before taking any further military action against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad. Click here to view the letter online. The lar... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on Trump’s Airstrike on Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    "Charging into another endless war is not the answer. To finally end the suffering of the Syrian people, Congress must do its job and vote and debate on a bipartisan strategy. We must also ensure that any U.S. military action is not only approved by Congress, but has the backing of our international allies, partners, and the American people. Read More »

  • McGovern, Pelosi Call for Congress to Reconvene to Debate Military Authorization for Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading critic of the expanded use of military force by presidents in both parties, joined House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and other lawmakers calling for Speaker Ryan to immediately call the House of Representatives back into session to debate an Authorization of the Use of Military Force for military actions taken in Syria. In February 2017, Congressman McGovern led a bipartisan group of 19 lawmakers calling for Speaker Rya... Read More »

  • McGovern, Leahy Lead 78 Democrats Calling on Trump to Strengthen Human Rights Protection and Assistance to Honduras in Wake of Recent Attacks
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    This week U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) and U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) led a group of 78 House and Senate Democrats calling on President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to respond to recent attacks against environmental and land activists, human rights defenders and local communities in Honduras. Click here to view letter. In this week’s letter to Secretary Tillerson, the lawmakers expressed their “grave concern with the attacks against environmental and land activists, ... Read More »

  • Members of Congress Introduce Bipartisan Cluster Munitions Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Darrell Issa (R-CA) introduced the Cluster Munitions Civilian Protection Act this week, a bill to restrict the use and export of dangerous cluster munitions. Cluster munitions are bombs, rockets or artillery shells that contain submunitions that, when deployed, can leave behind unexploded ordnance. This unexploded ordnance can be buried in land, hidden from view or lay in plain sight a... Read More »

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