U.S. Congress

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 08:21
Given our nation’s continued support for the Honduran government – including support for police and military forces – we must make sure that human rights in the country are protected
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 12:54
Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement following the kidnapping on April 15 of more than 200 female students by Boko Haram from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 12:52
In light of the continued inability to find and liberate the more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped two weeks ago by the notorious terrorist group known as Boko Haram, Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04), called on both the Government of Nigeria and the U.S. Government to immediately collaborate in addressing this latest terrorist crisis.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 12:50
The worsening humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) was the subject of a hearing held Thursday by Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04), Chairman of the House congressional panel that oversees Africa and global human rights.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 06:10
Now is the time for the United States to show our solidarity with former Soviet states such as Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, while encouraging these nations to continue to institute democratic reforms and modernize their economies.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 06:08
The United States must provide increased assistance to Armenia, work to promote trade with Armenia, and work to reestablish the Turkish Government's commitment to normalized relations.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 08:10
U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) introduced a resolution on Monday night marking 20 years since the genocide in Rwanda, which claimed 800,000 lives in 100 days starting on April 7, 1994. The resolution honors the memory of those lost and expresses support for the people of Rwanda on this day of reflection.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 09:45
U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry to express his concern for the safety of those speaking out against the Kagame regime in Rwanda. Specifically, the Chairman urged Secretary Kerry to reevaluate U.S. engagement with Rwanda, including future assistance.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 08:37
Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding South Sudan.
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 09:51
In particular, they need to grant membership action plans to Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova.