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On May 22, Rep. James McGovern (D-MA02) introduced the Protecting Human Rights During Pandemic Act the day after the introduction of a similar bill in the Senate, calling out the Iranian government for restricting the ability of journalists and others to distribute or publish information related to COVID-19. The bill outlines how this is a violation of human rights and free speech and calls for U.S. government programs to combat it. The bill was first referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and then later the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations.

Rep. McGovern (D-MA02) Introduces H.R.6986

On May 22, Rep. James McGovern (D-MA02) introduced the Protecting Human Rights During Pandemic Act the day after the introduction of a similar bill in the Senate, calling out the Iranian government for restricting the ability of journalists and others to distribute or publish information related to COVID-19. The bill outlines how this is a violation of human rights and free speech and calls for U.S. government programs to combat it. The bill was first referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and then later the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations.

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