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Jim Mcgovern

We Must Increase Food Aid During Time Of Famine

William Lambers | Posted 04.21.2017 | World
William Lambers

When General George Marshall went to China in 1946 to help end a civil war, he discovered a foe more powerful than armies: famine. Food had run out fo...

Why Yes, Members Of Congress Would Be Happy To Take Drug Tests

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ―Before entering politics, Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) said he waited tables, worked at a Belk department store and at a Radio Shack. Wh...

Letter from Jailed Bahrain Activist Nabeel Rajab to US Congress Lantos Commission

Brian Dooley | Posted 10.28.2016 | Politics
Brian Dooley

Leading Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab is due a court verdict on Monday after a sham trial. Rajab wrote the following letter from jail ...

Congress Passes Bill Industry-Backed GMO Bill

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Congress passed a bill on Thursday that wipes out state laws requiring the labeling of genetically modified ingredients in food. The bi...

Lawmakers Will Try Again To Make Congress Care About Authorizing War

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A frustrated group of House lawmakers is taking another crack at forcing Congress to debate a war it has already spent billions of dolla...

House Democrats Are Ready To Fight Paul Ryan On 'Sham' GOP Poverty Task Force

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A gaggle of top House Democrats derided Speaker Paul Ryan's newly developed GOP task force on poverty on Wednesday, arguing that the gro...

Congressman Doubts Effectiveness Of 'Just Bombing Everybody'

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Like most members of Congress, Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) isn't sure the U.S. strategy against the Islamic State group, also known as I...

Democrats Are Oddly Quiet On Obama's Decision To Keep Waging War

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― President Barack Obama announced Friday that he’s keeping U.S. troops in Afghanistan past 2016, breaking a campaign promise to end th...

A Generation of Fighting for Human Rights

Brian Dooley | Posted 08.10.2016 | World
Brian Dooley

McGovern has put in a generation of work on human rights in Congress since then as an intern, staffer and representative. Pity there aren't many more like him.

Michael McAuliff

Disappointed Dems Help Pass Trade Relief For Fired Workers | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House passed a bill Thursday to help workers displaced by the trade deals Congress just gave President Barack Obama the power to sig...

Jennifer Bendery

House Debates War Authorization For 2 Hours -- Then Votes Against Dealing With It | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers determined to have a war authorization debate chalked up a win on Wednesday: they forced the House of Representatives to spend...

Jennifer Bendery

House Lawmakers To Force Debate On Withdrawing U.S. Troops From Iraq And Syria | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a surprise move, a bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday to force a debate on whether U.S. troops should wit...

Michael McAuliff

House Passes 56th Obamacare Repeal | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives on Tuesday voted for the 56th time to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act. The vote was largely ...

Jim McGovern Re-Elected To Congress

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) was re-elected to Congress on Tuesday. McGovern represents Massachusetts' 2nd District. See more on the midterm elec...

Sunset an Authorization for the Use of Force in Iraq

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Whatever one thinks of the President's actions so far, it does not seem likely that there will be a majority in Congress in the near future to force the withdrawal of U.S. military forces. But there might well be a majority in the near future to insist that a military campaign that goes on for months needs explicit Congressional authorization.

'Humanitarian Emergency' Does Not Suspend the Constitution on War Powers

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Every time the president -- this president or any president -- is allowed to "cut corners" on the Constitutional question of Congressional war powers, it sets a bad precedent for the future, eroding a key Constitutional, democratic speed bump against unnecessary wars of choice.

Michael McAuliff

House Takes First Step To Sue Obama | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans teed up House Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Barack Obama Thursday, passing a measure that will likely com...

Before Unleashing Gaza-Like Airstrikes on Iraq, Congress Must Vote

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.12.2014 | World
Robert Naiman

In the early hours of Friday morning, Gaza's Ark - the boat preparing to sail from Gaza in defiance of the Israeli blockade on Palestinian exports - was hit by an Israeli missile and caught fire. When dawn broke Friday morning, little was left of the boat.

Progressive Activist Dies At 55

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

Tim Carpenter, a political activist and founder of the Progressive Democrats of America, died Monday after a battle with melanoma. Carpenter, 55, s...

Keep U.S. Troops in Afghanistan? Let Congress Vote!

Robert Naiman | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Robert Naiman

If you care about democracy in Afghanistan, you should be happy for the Afghans. But if you also care about democracy in the United States, you should be a bit troubled.

Jennifer Bendery

Democratic Lawmaker Grumbles About His Party Caving On Sequestration | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the midst of a partisan war over funding the government, one House Democrat fumed Monday night that his party leaders aren't fighting...

Arthur Delaney

Food Stamp Surfer Responds To The Haters | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jason Greenslate is America's most famous food stamp recipient. Fox News profiled the 28-year-old San Diego resident in two August s...

Arthur Delaney

House To Vote On Food Stamps Cuts Amid Syria Furor | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The debate in Congress over whether the United States should bomb Syria may be diverting attention from the economy at home. While the H...

Shouldn't War Critics Get a Broadcast Response to the President's War Speech?

Robert Naiman | Posted 11.09.2013 | Media
Robert Naiman

President Obama is addressing the nation Tuesday evening to lobby public opinion and Congress to support the Congressional authorization for war in Syria. Shouldn't broadcast media respect the right of war critics to an equal response?

Elise Foley

Democrat: Obama Should Withdraw Syria Request | Elise Foley | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) said Sunday that the Obama administration should accept that it doesn't have the necessary support in Congre...