U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern, Michael McCaul Introduce Legislation to Promote a Peaceful Resolution to the Tibet-China conflict.

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WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee and Cochair of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, and Michael McCaul (R-TX), Lead Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, introduced legislation to strengthen the United States’ policy to promote dialogue between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Dalai Lama…

Members of Congress Call on the U.S. to Join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

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WASHINGTON,D.C.—Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA), alongside Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Eleanor Norton (D-DC), Don Beyer (D-VA), and Ilhan Omar (D-MN), held a press conference last week calling on the U.S. to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The TPNW was adopted by 122 countries in July, 2017 and it is the first legally binding…

McGovern, Mann Introduce Resolution Honoring 20th Anniversary of McGovern-Dole Program

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rules Committee Chairman James P. McGovern (D-MA) and Congressman Tracey Mann (R-KS) introduced a resolution expressing the commitment of the House of Representatives to building on the twenty years of success of the George McGovern-Robert Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program. Full Text of Resolution Here (PDF) The McGovern-Dole International…

McGovern, Meeks, Lee, Rush Lead 114 Members of Congress Calling for Biden Administration to Support Human Rights & Humanitarian Needs in Cuba

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Rules Committee Chair James P. McGovern (D-MA), House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY),  House Appropriations subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations Chair Barbara Lee (D-CA), and House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Energy Chair Bobby L. Rush (D-IL) led 114 Members of Congress in a letter to President Biden asking…

McGovern, Smith lead Bipartisan Group of 27 House Lawmakers Calling on Biden Administration to Make Tibet a Priority

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, United States Congressmen Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Chris Smith (R-NJ) led a bipartisan group of 27 House lawmakers in a letter asking the Biden administration to make Tibet a priority. McGovern and Smith have been leading voices in Congress for human rights in Tibet. They coauthored the Tibetan Policy and Support Act, which became law in 2020, and…

Statement by U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern and Norma Torres in Response to Proposed Law on Foreign Donations to Salvadoran NGOs and Non-Profits

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WASHINGTON -- Today, United States Representatives James P. McGovern (D-MA) and Norma Torres (D-CA) released the following statement in Response to a Proposed Law on Foreign Donations to Salvadoran NGOs and Non-Profits: "We are deeply concerned by the draft law proposed in El Salvador that would require non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other groups receiving foreign…

McGovern Statement on Widespread Protests in Cuba

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WORCESTER, MASS. —Today, Congressman James P. McGovern, Chairman of the House Rules Committee and Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, released the following statement in response to widespread protests in Cuba: “The Cuban government must respect the right of the Cuban people to peacefully and legitimately protest. Yet even though the U.S. has repeatedly stated that…