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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 »

  • Reps. McGovern, Smith, Khanna Introduce the PROTECT Hong Kong Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Chris Smith (R-NJ), Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, along with Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA), introduced H.R. 4270, the PROTECT Hong Kong Act – a bipartisan bill in the House of Representatives to prohibit commercial exports of certain nonlethal crowd control items and defense articles and services to the Hong Kong Police Force. The full text of the bill is available here. “I am deeply concerned that American-made... 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 »

  • McGovern Joining Members of Congress To Investigate Texas Border Facilities
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Representative Jim McGovern (D-MA) will join Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA), Filemon Vela (D-TX) and Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX), and 16 other Democratic Members of Congress who are traveling to the U.S.-Mexico border near McAllen and Brownsville, Texas tomorrow, July 13th. Many of the members are returning to the site of an investigation last summer into the conditions and treatment of migrants at several Department of Homeland Security facilities. The Members will be briefed by ... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement Supporting the People of Sudan and their Right to Peacefully Protest
    Posted in Press Releases on June 29, 2019 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MA – 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 the following statement supporting the people of Sudan and their right to peacefully protest: “We continue to stand with the peaceful protesters in Sudan who are exercising their fundamental right to be heard. It has been nearly 100 days since Omar al-Bashir was ousted. It is now long past time for the Transitional Military C... Read More »

  • McGovern Applauds Passage of Language to Sunset 2001 AUMF on House Floor
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    "The American people are sick and tired of endless wars." 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 »

  • McGovern, Lewis, Schakowsky Lead 79 House Democrats Calling on Full Implementation of 2016 Colombia Peace Accords
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives James McGovern (D-MA), John Lewis (D-GA) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) led 79 House Democrats in a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to express their grave concern about the implementation of the 2016 Colombia Peace Accords and continuing escalation of murders and attacks against human rights defenders and social leaders. The letter urges Secretary Pompeo to communicate unwavering American support for the three elements of the transitional justic... Read More »

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