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  • 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 Condemns State Department Move to End Temporary Protected Status for Salvadoran and Honduran Immigrants
    Posted in Press Releases on November 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    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 United States seeking safety. "The recommendation by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the State Department to... 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. 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 »

  • McGovern Renews Call for China to Respect Human Rights of Democracy Activists in Hong Kong
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    "This is a blatant attempt to undermine the democracy movement in Hong Kong" Read More »

  • Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Urge White House to Delay Sudan Sanctions Relief
    Posted in Press Releases on July 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressmen Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Randy Hultgren (R-IL), co-chairs of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, and Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Tom Rooney (R-FL) led a bipartisan letter this week calling on President Trump to delay lifting sanctions on Sudan. This comes one week before the July 12th deadline when the U.S. must make a decision on the sanctions. Click here to view the letter online. In January 2017, President Obama issued Executive Or... 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 »

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