Resources - Policy Statements

This section presents links to what people are saying about U.S. security policy around the world. Select one of the four types of policy statements from the menu at the right to filter the results below. 

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel held a news conference on the Colombia Free Trade Agreement immediately following their Democratic Caucus meeting this morning.English
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Colombia
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Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Mr. PAYNE. Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution (H. Res.English
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Caribbean Regional
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Wednesday, April 9, 2008
The agreement will force Colombian farmers to turn to a more profitable crop, coca, thereby fueling the drug trade and threatening U.S. national security.English
Country(s): 
Colombia
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Wednesday, April 9, 2008
I hope the decision to waive the 90-day deadline for a vote on the Colombia FTA will effectively kill the agreement.English
Country(s): 
Colombia
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Wednesday, April 9, 2008
What this agreement really is about is more imported petroleum from one of the most undemocratic places in the world.English
Country(s): 
Colombia
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Wednesday, April 9, 2008
We have hosted trips to Colombia for almost 60 members of Congress to demonstrate the progress that country has madeEnglish
Country(s): 
Colombia
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
The U.S. Congress should pass the Colombian trade agreement without further delayEnglish
Country(s): 
Colombia
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Tuesday, April 8, 2008
During the darker days of authoritarian governments in Latin America governments really didn’t speak to each other. They really were isolated in so many ways. But they’re speaking to each other now in an almost constant and continual fashionEnglish
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
I am concerned by the politically inhospitable circumstances in which the agreement is being sent to the U.S. Congress. The Colombian free-trade agreement faces stiff opposition because many in Congress believe the Colombian government has not taken suffiEnglish
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Colombia
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Tuesday, April 8, 2008
The FARC bears full responsibility for the completely unjustified taking of these people of hostage in the first place, for their welfare and well-being while they are in captivity with them. And we again, would repeat our call that the FARC release all hEnglish
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Colombia
Venezuela
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Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Because of historical and ongoing violence against Colombians who are labor organizers, labor leaders, or simply members of labor unions, Congress should not consider this proposed trade agreement with ColombiaEnglish
Country(s): 
Colombia
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Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Baucus has repeatedly made it clear that a reformed and expanded Trade Adjustment Assistance program for America's workers should be the first trade priority for Congress and for the PresidentEnglish
Country(s): 
Colombia
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Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Country(s): 
Colombia
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Tuesday, April 8, 2008
If President Bush really believes that successful passage of the Colombia FTA is critical for U.S. foreign policy in Latin America, it is difficult to understand why he would send the FTA up under circumstances of his own creation that maximize the controEnglish
Country(s): 
Colombia
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Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Last year, the House approved the 2008 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill which directs U.S. funds to help address the root of numerous problems in Colombia. We must remain actively and positively engaged with ColombiaEnglish
Country(s): 
Colombia
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Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Under present circumstances, we cannot support the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade AgreementEnglish
Country(s): 
Colombia
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Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Passing the Colombia Free Trade Agreement means more jobs for people here in the United States. It is a simple matter of fairness for American workersEnglish
Country(s): 
Colombia
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Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Just the Facts has created an interactive map of Colombian recipient military and police units based on the State Department document, "Human Rights Vetting Approval: Colombian Security Forces Units Annual Certification."English
Country(s): 
Colombia
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Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Approving this agreement is urgent for our national security reasons. Colombia is one of our strongest allies in the Western HemisphereEnglish
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Colombia
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