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May 24, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Reps. James P. McGovern and Christopher H. Smith, Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, released a bipartisan letter to Carrie Lam, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, urging that proposed amendments to Hong Kong's extradition laws be withdrawn.
May 16, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today Reps. James P. McGovern and Christopher H. Smith, Co-Chiars of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, joined a bipartisan, bicameral group of 92 lawmakers urging Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin to support a repaid transfer of power to a civilin-led transitional government in Sudan.
May 13, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Reps. James P. McGovern (D-MA) and Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ) released a bipartisan letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, signed by 32 Members of Congress, urging the Trump Administration to promptly implement key legislation passed by Congress to guide United States policy on Tibet.
Apr 11, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. -- Co-Chairs Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Jim McGovern (D-MA) issued a statement welcoming, with guarded optimism, the news that Sudanese President and longtime strongman Omar al-Bashir has been ousted and call for calm to prevail, and calling the formation of an inclusive interim, civilian government, and a transition to democracy.
Apr 3, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Today Reps. James P. McGovern (D-MA) and Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ), Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, with U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), sent a bipartisan, bicameral letter urging the Trump Administration to swiftly impose Global Magnitsky Act sanctions against Chen Quanguo, Xinjiang Communist Party Secretary and Politburo Member Secretary, and other high-ranking Chinese officials complicit in gross human rights abuses against Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, China.
Dec 20, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen James P. McGovern (D-MA) and Randy Hultgren (R-IL), Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the U.S. House of Representatives, today released a letter to President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) urging him to ensure that the Congolese people are able to participate freely and fully in upcoming national elections and to peacefully express their reactions to the results, including through legal recourse as well as public protests and other forms of nonviolent expression and assembly.
Dec 19, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen James P. McGovern and Randy Hultgren, Co-Chairs of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the U.S. House of Representatives, and ten other Members of Congress today released a letter to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico congratulating him on his new office and expressing continued support for strong cooperation between the United States and Mexico based on mutual respect and shared interests.
Dec 19, 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, addressed the 40th Annual Forum of the Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) in Kiev, Ukraine via video last month about the human rights situation in Ukraine.

Dec 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, welcome the acquittal of Diane Rwigara in Rwanda.

Dec 13, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressmen James McGovern (D-MA) and Randy Hultgren (R-IL), Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, along with U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) applauded final passage in the Senate of their bipartisan bill – H.R. 1872, the Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act.

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