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Jim McGovern's Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: James 'Jim' P. McGovern
Office: U.S. House (MA) - District 2, Democratic
First Elected: 11/05/1996
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 2
Primary Sept. 9, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Lisa; 2 Children: Patrick, Molly
Birth Date: 11/20/1959
Birth Place: Worcester, MA
Home City: Worcester, MA
Religion: Roman Catholic
Date Title
Issue Position: Civil Rights
Issue Position: Civil Rights and Liberties
June 12, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Enact More Humane Immigration Deportation and Detention Policy
May 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras
May 28, 2014 Venezuelan Human Rights and Democracy Protection Act
May 28, 2014 Urging China to Respect the Freedom of Assembly, Expression, and Religion and All Fundamental Human Rights and the Rule of Law
May 26, 2014 Statement by U.S. Representative James P. McGovern on the Release of Nabeel Rajab
April 10, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Declassify the Senate Report on CIA Interrogation Program
April 7, 2014 Colombian Workers Continue to Face Widespread Violence, Human Rights Violations, Members of Congress Hear From New Report
March 31, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader, Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee - Voting Rights Act
March 27, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Improve the Voting Rights Amendment Act
March 26, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Highlight Human Rights in Saudi Arabia
March 26, 2014 70 Representatives Urge President to Highlight Human Rights in Saudi Arabia
March 14, 2014 Statement by Rep. McGovern on the recent election in El Salvador
Dec. 11, 2013 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Vietnam Human Rights Abuses
July 26, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Limitations of NSA
June 18, 2013 McGovern Cosponsors Amash, Conyers LIBERT-E Act
June 18, 2013 Rep. Yoho Co-Sponsors Bipartisan LIBERT-E Act
June 7, 2013 U.S. Rep Jim McGovern's Statement on the NSA
May 13, 2013 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Call for State Department to Address Plight of Chen Gunangcheng & Family
April 26, 2013 Letter to Secretary of State John Kerry - Prioritize Human Rights in Mexico
April 24, 2013 Sudan Peace, Security, and Accountability Act of 2013
April 24, 2013 U.S. Reps Jim McGovern, Frank Wolf, and Mike Capuano introduce new legislation on Sudan
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy
April 16, 2013 Nabeel Rajab - Defending Freedoms Act
March 11, 2013 Letter to President Obama - Drones
Sept. 7, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 143 House Members File New Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA
July 10, 2012 Pelosi, Nadler, 130 House Members File Amicus Brief on Federal Case Against DOMA
March 13, 2012 Reps. McGovern, Royce Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Spotlighting Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army
March 7, 2012 Sudan Peace, Security and Accountability Act
Dec. 2, 2011 Letter to Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State
Nov. 3, 2011 Letter to Secretaries of State
Nov. 2, 2011 Pelosi, 132 House Members File Amicus Brief in Landmark Court Challenge to DOMA
Sept. 27, 2011 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary, Homeland Security and Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General
April 15, 2011 Justice of Sergei Magnitsky: Extension of Remarks
March 10, 2011 McGovern Joins Colleagues Urging Rep. King to Focus on All Terrorist Extremism
Feb. 9, 2010 Letter To President Obama, Majority Leader Reid, Speaker Pelosi, Chairman Schumer, And Chairwoman Lofgren - End Discrimination for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Binational Families
Feb. 1, 2010 Letter To Mr. Robert Mazzuca, Chief Scout Executive, Boy Scouts of America
Jan. 25, 2010 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Foreign Discrimination Against LGBT Community
June 22, 2009 Letter To Barack Obama, President Of The United States - Suspend "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
March 31, 2009 House Human Rights Commission Co-Chairman McGovern Applauds Administration's Decision to seek a Seat on UN Human Rights Council
March 16, 2009 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Will Lead Robust Human Rights Agenda
March 11, 2009 Recognizing Plight of Tibetan People on 50th Anniversary of the Dalai Lama's Exile
Jan. 27, 2009 U.S. Rep Jim McGovern's Statement on the Status of Human Rights in China
Sept. 23, 2008 Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Establishment Resolution
Jan. 24, 2007 Providing for Consideration of H. Res. 78, Permitting Delegates and the Resident Commissioner to Cast Votes in the Committee of the Whole
July 18, 2006 Marriage Protection Amendment
Feb. 28, 2005 Remarks of Congressman Jim McGovern: Drum Major Award/Martin Luther King Breakfast
Sept. 30, 2004 Providing For Consideration of H.J. Res. 106, Marriage Protection Amendment
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Homeland Security
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