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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • McGovern, Rubio, Baldwin, Hultgren Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Hold China Accountable on Tibet Human Rights
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Randy Hultgren (R-IL) and U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today introduced the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act, a bipartisan, bicameral bill that would promote access to Tibetan areas by denying Chinese government officials access to the United States if they are responsible for creating or administering restrictions on American government officials, journalists, independent observers and tourists seeking to... Read More »

  • McGovern Condemns Trump Move to Sell Weapons to Bahrain Without Human Rights Conditions
    Posted in Press Releases on March 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    “America has a responsibility to stand up for human rights in all countries and our allies must be no exception. Media reports indicate that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will soon lift all human rights conditions on the sale of F-16 fighter jets and other arms to Bahrain are deeply troubling. Such a move would be an extremely short-sighted and unprincipled choice that increases the risk of instability in Bahrain and puts America’s long-term security at risk." Read More »

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