Library of Congress

Friday, July 18, 2014 - 12:22
"The Leahy Law cannot guarantee that the U.S. will never arm bad people. It's not a panacea. It's just the least we can do".
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 12:18
Senator Leahy commends Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on peace process. He notes "the slow pace of Colombia's justice system in holding accountable members of security forces and paramilitaries who have been implicated in massacres of civilians and other human rights crimes" and asserts that U.S. support for Colombia remains strong.
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 12:05
"We also need to use our leverage with these foreign countries to gain their cooperation if they refuse to cooperate with us--whether it is withholding foreign aid, whether it is any number of punitive measures."
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 11:59
"Senator McCain and I will offer a bill that will hinge U.S. foreign aid to Central American countries on their response to this situation, providing for refugee processing in those countries". Rep. Flake also holds that incentives for children to embark on the dangerous trip north still exist, given that the adminsitration is letting them stay with family members.
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 11:37
Committee on Foreign Relations: Committee concluded a hearing to examine Central America in crisis and the exodus of unaccompanied minors, after receiving testimony from Thomas A. Shannon, Counselor of the Department of State; Bruce Swartz, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, and Counselor for International Affairs, Criminal Division, Department of Justice; and Sonia Nazario, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Cynthia J. Arnson, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and Stephen Johnson, International Republican Institute
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 11:34
"More support for security in Central America is critical. We need to interdict more drugs. General Kelly, the head of SOUTHCOM, says we let 75 percent of the drugs that come into the United States go by us. We know where they are, but we haven't put the military resources in place to interdict them".
Friday, June 27, 2014 - 11:34
Senator Cornyn on immigration