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Oct 16, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Reps. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) and Jim McGovern (D-MA), Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, wrote to President Donald Trump on the strategic importance of incorporating human rights indicators into the Administration’s ongoing denuclearization talks with North Korea.
Oct 14, 2018 In The News
E.J. Dionne Jr., columnist for The Washington Post, interviewed Reps. Jim McGovern and Randy Hultgren, Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, on the Trump Administration's decision to limit the number of refugees admitted for resettlement in the United States in 2019 to 30,000, down from 45,000 for 2018 and the lowest level since the refugee resettlement program was created in 1980. 
Sep 25, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Reps. Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Randy Hultgren (R-IL), Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, have written to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging him and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley to deploy the full weight of the Administration’s diplomatic influence during the current UN General Assembly session to ensure accountability for those responsible for grave human rights crimes committed against Burma’s ethnic minority communities.
Sep 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressmen Randy Hultgren (R-IL) and Jim McGovern (D-MA), Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s announced ceiling for refugee admissions into the United States next year:

Jul 17, 2018 In The News

The tiny and sometimes troubled Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain, which hosts the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet, must allow its electorate to “express themselves peacefully” during an election in the wake of pro-democracy uprisings, heads of a bipartisan congressional human rights commission have warned.

Jul 6, 2018 In The News

Every day, millions of Americans enjoy freedoms that are under attack in countries around the world. As we see more journalists and activists imprisoned and tortured, religious minorities persecuted and political dissidents suppressed every year, now is the moment for the United States to stand up for these human rights and democratic principles when they are threatened abroad.

Jun 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Randy Hultgren (R-IL), Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, regret yesterday’s decision by the Trump Administration to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Jun 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen Randy Hultgren (R-IL) and Jim McGovern (D-MA), Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, commend the release of Nguyen Van Dai in Vietnam. Dai was listed as a prisoner of conscience under the Commission’s Defending Freedoms Project.

May 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Congressmen Randy Hultgren (R-IL) and James P. McGovern (D-MA), Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, addressed the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights on the human rights situation in China’s Xinjiang province.

Apr 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –​ Congressmen Randy Hultgren (R-IL) and James P. McGovern (D-MA), Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, wrote to the United States Ambassador to China asking him to raise the cases of detained family members of U.S.-based human rights advocates from China.

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