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Rep. Jim McGovern

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Rep. Jim McGovern

Currently serving his 8th term in Congress, Jim McGovern is a Democrat from Massachusetts.  He is a member of the House Rules Committee and the House Agriculture Committee.  He also serves as the Co-Chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission.


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Senator McGovern spoke the truth, especially when it was uncomfortable.

Now that Osama bin Laden is dead and Al Qaeda is scattered around the globe, does it really make sense to keep using over 100,000 U.S. troops to occupy Afghanistan and prop up a corrupt government?  Over a dozen members of Congress don’t think so.

As he observes his eighty-fifth birthday, here's a tribute to 'the most decent man in the US Senate,' who has left his mark on politics and on the American people.

On the twenty-fifth anniversary of the murders of four American
churchwomen in El Salvador, George McGovern and Representative Jim
McGovern journey to El Salvador to assess what has changed and how the
legacy of the churchwomen affect human rights worldwide.

If things are so much better in Iraq, why are we not decreasing our forces there?