Bipartisan Legislation Introduced Suspending Military Aid & Sales to Saudi Government following Khashoggi Disappearance

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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…

McGovern Statement on Republican Tax Bill

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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…

McGovern Condemns State Department Move to End Temporary Protected Status for Salvadoran and Honduran Immigrants

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading voice on U.S. foreign policy on Central America, released the following statement condemning the move by President Trump, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and the State Department to end Temporary Protected Status for more than 250,000 immigrants from El Salvador and Honduras who came to the…

McGovern Statement on Trump Decertifying Iran Deal

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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…

UPDATES: Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts for Americans Citizens in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

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Hurricane Maria Response and Recovery Update September 28, 2017 The top priority of the federal government is continuing to provide life safety and life sustaining resources to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. FEMA and its federal partners continue 24-hour operations to reach inaccessible areas of Puerto Rico to reach survivors, provide fuel to hospitals, and re-open. …

UPDATES: Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts for Americans Citizens in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) is joining with his fellow Members of Congress in calling for strong action by the White House to do all they can to help the more than 3 million American citizens in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who are struggling to recover after Hurricane Maria. Families and loved ones of American citizens impacted by Hurricane Maria can…

McGovern Announces $47K for Western MA Fire Department

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ORANGE, MA – Today, Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-02) joined national and local leaders to announce $47,620 in new federal funding for the Orange Fire Department from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The funding comes through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Operations and Safety program and will allow the Orange Fire Department to replace 30-year-old Jaws of Life…

McGovern: GOP Giving White House Blank Check for War is Shameful

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat, delivered a blistering rebuke of Speaker Ryan and House Republicans for their refusal to answer the bipartisan call to end the outdated war authorization used by Presidents Obama and Trump. Click here for video of today’s speech. “We are 16 years into the war in Afghanistan, the longest war in American…

McGovern Statement on Trump Lifting Russia Sanctions for Putin’s Henchmen

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U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and author of the bipartisan “Magnitsky Act” passed by Congress in 2012 to sanction Russia for corruption and human rights abuses, expressed deep concern about President Trump’s action today to lift sanctions on the FSB, the Russian Federal Security Service and successor to the KGB. Today the Treasury Department published a…

McGovern Statement on White House Review of Russian Interference in U.S. Election

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Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA), a senior House Democrat and leading voice on U.S.-Russia policy, released the following statement today after President Obama ordered a full review of Russian interference in this year’s election: “With overwhelming evidence of Russian interference intended to influence the outcome of this year’s election, I am pleased that President…