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Jim McGovern's Public Statements on Issue: Defense

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: Announced, 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
April 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Stop Import of Military-Style Firearms
Dec. 12, 2013 It Is Time to Leave Afghanistan
Nov. 21, 2013 Letter to John M. McHugh, Secretary of the Army, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, and Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning - Immigrant Recruitment Issue in Armed Forces
Nov. 21, 2013 Letter to President Barack Obama - Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan
Oct. 29, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel - Defense Spending
Sept. 10, 2013 The Boston Globe - Mass. Delegates Unswayed on Syria Strikes
Sept. 8, 2013 Reuters - Members of U.S. Congress question White House approach on Syria
Aug. 29, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Consult Congress on Military Action in Syria
July 31, 2013 Nuclear Iran Prevention Act of 2013
July 23, 2013 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 2397, Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014; and Providing for Consideration of H.R. 2610, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014
July 23, 2013 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2014
July 17, 2013 Letter to President Barack Obama - End Use of Unreliable Cluster Munitions
July 11, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel - Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF)
June 13, 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
June 13, 2013 Providing for Further Consideration of H.R. 1960, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
June 13, 2013 The Hill - House Starts Defense Authorization Work Amid Dem Anger Over Sexual Assault Amendments
June 12, 2013 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 1960, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014; And Providing for Consideration of H.R. 1256, Swap Jurisdiction Certainty Act
May 22, 2013 Letter to John McHugh, Secretary of Army - M1A2 SEP Tank
May 13, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President - Guantanamo Naval Base
March 25, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Rosoboronexport
March 11, 2013 Letter to President Obama - Drones
Feb. 28, 2013 Feinstein, Leahy, McGovern Introduce Bill To Restrict Use of Cluster Munitions
Feb. 28, 2013 Cluster Munitions Civilian Protection Act of 2013
Dec. 20, 2012 Providing for Consideration of Conference Report on HR 4310, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
Nov. 16, 2012 McGovern remarks on 2000th death in Afghanistan
Nov. 15, 2012 A Tragic Marker: 2,000-Plus U.S. Fatalities in Afghanistan
Oct. 16, 2012 Letter to King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa
Sept. 19, 2012 End the War in Afghanistan Now
Sept. 12, 2012 U.S. Rep. McGovern Statement on Attack in Benghazi
July 18, 2012 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013
July 2, 2012 Letter to the Honorable Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense
June 12, 2012 Letter to President Obama
June 12, 2012 Letter to The Honorable Michael B. Donley, Secretary of the Air Force
June 10, 2012 USA Today - Lawmakers Unite in Effort to End War in Afghanistan
May 31, 2012 Letter to John Boehner, Speak of U.S. House of Representatives and Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader of U.S. House of Representatives
May 31, 2012 Afghanistan
May 17, 2012 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013
March 27, 2012 Letter to Leon E. Panetta, Secretary of Defense
Dec. 14, 2011 End the War in Afghanistan Now
Oct. 21, 2011 U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern's Statement on the President's Announcement on Iraq
Oct. 14, 2011 U.S. Reps. McGovern, Fortenberry Comment on Efforts to Combat LRA in Central Africa
Oct. 13, 2011 Letter to Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
Oct. 5, 2011 Ten Years of War in Afghanistan: The Costs are Too High
Sept. 22, 2011 Waiving Requirment of Clause 6(a) of Rule XIII with Respect to Consideration of Certain Resolutions
Sept. 21, 2011 Letter to Co-Chairs and Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
Sept. 8, 2011 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 2218 Empowering Parents Through Quality Charter Schools Act, and Providing for Consideration of H.R. 1892, Intelligence Authorization Act ofr Fiscal Year 2012
July 7, 2011 U.S. Rep. McGovern, Colleagues Make Stand on Floor Against Continued Course in Afghanistan
June 30, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Barack H. Obama, President of the United States
June 27, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of The United States of America
June 23, 2011 U.S. Rep McGovern: Floor Speech on Afghanistan-"Change Course Now"
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