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  • Leahy & McGovern Lead More Than 100 Members Of Congress In Letter Opposing Trump Policy Reversal On Antipersonnel Landmines
    Posted in Press Releases on May 6, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) Wednesday headed a congressional oversight letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper expressing opposition to the Trump Administration’s reversal of the policy limiting the use of antipersonnel landmines to the defense of South Korea, and seeking answers to questions on the justification for the reversal and future plans. In a letter signed by Leahy, McGovern and over 100 other members of the Senate and the House, they no... Read More »

  • CECC Chairs McGovern, Rubio to POTUS: Advocate for Detained Journalists in China
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON—Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA) Chair of the bipartisan and bicameral Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), joined United States Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Co-Chair of the Commission, in sending a letter to President Donald Trump expressing concern about the Chinese government’s “increasingly draconian” restrictions on press freedoms and freedom of expression and asking him to “advocate for the release” of unjustly imprisoned journalists, bloggers, and free speech ... Read More »

  • McGovern Joins Bipartisan Call for Release of Arbitrarily Detained Americans Amid COVID-19 pandemic
    Posted in Press Releases on April 24, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Representative James McGovern (D-MA.) and Christopher Smith (R-NJ), co-chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, along with U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE.) and Thom Tillis (R-NC.), co-chairs of the Senate Human Rights Caucus, issued the following statement: “As co-chairs of the Senate Human Rights Caucus and the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, we call on foreign governments to release arbitrarily detained Americans and all prisoners of conscience on humanitarian... Read More »

  • McGovern Works with Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Groups, President of Taiwan to Secure PPE Supplies for Fight Against COVID-19 in Massachusetts
    Posted in Press Releases on April 21, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) and Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, worked with Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders Joshua Wong and Sunny Cheung and the Demosisto and Network DIPLO organizations to secure a donation of one thousand Hong Kong-made surgical masks to UMass Memorial Medical Center caregivers. In addition, Congressman McGovern was pleased to welcome a donation from Taiwan ... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on 61st Anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on March 10, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman James P. McGovern released the following statement to be read in commemoration of the 61st Anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising: “Today, Tibetans around the world will mark the 61st anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising against Chinese rule, the moment when many Tibetans lost their lives and His Holiness the Dalai Lama and thousands of his followers were forced to flee their homeland. “In some countries the commemorations will be public, like those hel... Read More »

  • House Passes McGovern Bill Condemning Violence Against Children
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2020 | Preview rr

    Bill Urges Federal Agencies to implement a comprehensive strategy to prevent, address, and end violence against children Read More »

  • McGovern Applauds House Passage of Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Legislation to Support Puerto Rico
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA) Chairman of the House Rules Committee, applauded the passage of an emergency supplemental appropriations legislation to provide support to Puerto Rico following a series of recent earthquakes. The legislation now heads to the Senate for consideration. “I brought this legislation through the Rules Committee to the House Floor this week because Puerto Rico needs our help,” said Congressman McGovern. “Congress has a moral and legal responsibi... Read More »

  • U.S. House of Representatives Passes McGovern Bill to Hold China Accountable for Human Rights Abuses in Tibet
    Posted in Press Releases on January 28, 2020 | Preview rr

    On the House Floor, McGovern says his bill “reaffirms America’s commitment to the idea that human rights matter.” Read More »

  • McGovern Applauds International Court of Justice Ruling on Burma
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2020 | Preview rr

    WORCESTER, MASS – United States Congressman James P. McGovern, Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the U.S. House of Representatives and a leading advocate for human rights around the world, issued this statement following an International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling which ordered Burma to take emergency measures to protect its Muslim Rohingya population from persecution and atrocities, and to preserve evidence of alleged crimes against them: “The ICJ’s ruling is very, very w... Read More »

  • McGovern Statement on Violence and Killings in West Darfur
    Posted in Press Releases on January 1, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA), Chairman of the House Rules Committee and Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, issued this statement in response to reports of violence against villagers and civilian deaths in West Darfur: “On Sudan’s January 1st National Day, I applaud the Sudanese people for their tremendous courage and commitment to creating a democratic nation, one that respects the basic human rights of all its people. Great strides were taken in 2019... Read More »

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