Resources - Policy Statements

U.S. Congress

Below are key statements from members of theU.S.  House of Representatives and Senate related to the United States' security relationship with the world.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
"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."English
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Central America Regional
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Monday, July 14, 2014
"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".English
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Friday, July 11, 2014
Representative Gohmert on humanitarian crisis at the border and U.S. aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.English
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Central America Regional
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Friday, July 11, 2014
“Russia’s continued intervention in Ukraine and Cuba’s unending attempts to undermine political order in Venezuela should be a serious concern for the entire international community".English
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Cuba
Thursday, June 26, 2014
"...the Venezuelan sanctions bill is ready for action here on the floor of the Senate."English
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Venezuela
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Thursday, June 26, 2014
Last week, both the Obama administration and certain members of Congress said that no congressional authorization is needed for U.S. military action in Iraq. I deeply disagree.English
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Iraq
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Thursday, June 26, 2014
Committee passed H.R. 4640, Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission Act of 2014, introduced by Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), the Committee’s Ranking Member, which would establish the Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission.English
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Western Hemisphere Regional
Thursday, June 26, 2014
"In the wake of Vice President Biden’s recent trip to Latin America and the Caribbean, I congratulate the Obama Administration for its increased efforts to address the many challenges facing countries in the region".English
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Central America Regional
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Thursday, June 26, 2014
So the question keeps arising: Well, then if the murder rate is deplorable or horrible as the situation is, if the violence has not dramatically increased, then why has there been such a dramatic increase in the number of people coming across our border illegally?English
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Central America Regional
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Thursday, June 26, 2014
Senator Cornyn on immigrationEnglish
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Central America Regional
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Thursday, June 26, 2014
"Mr. President, we say that America is a nation of immigrants, and, of course, that is true. There is no other country in the world for which immigration is so central to its history and its identity. Let's take a moment to reflect on what that really means."English
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Western Hemisphere Regional
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Congressman King on foreign affairs, immigration and influx of children crossing the US southern border. English
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Central America Regional
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Friday, June 20, 2014
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Iraq
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Thursday, June 12, 2014
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations concluded a hearing to examine the nomination of James D. Nealon, of New Hampshire, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Honduras.English
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Honduras
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Representative Gohmert adresses the influx of central american child immigrants crossing the mexican border. "It seems it would be cheaper to just refuel [the planes'] fuel tanks and send them back where they came from, sending a message with it: we are not letting people come in illegally".English
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Honduras
El Salvador
Mexico
Guatemala
Nicaragua
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Senators Cornyn, Boxer and McCain comment on the humanitarian crisis of Central American children crossing the US border. "If we want to correct our immigration system, we have to sit down and do the hard work, as we did in the Senate. There is no question that we are facing a crisis with children from Central America running away from gangs, violence, rape, and deprivation".English
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Central America Regional
Honduras
Nicaragua
El Salvador
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Friday, June 6, 2014
Nominations for new ambassadors to Guatemala and Paraguay.English
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Paraguay
Guatemala
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Saturday, May 31, 2014
Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, applauded House passage of the H.R. 4587, introduced by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), which imposes targeted sanctions on individuals responsible for carrying out or ordering human rights abuses against Venezuela. The Committee unanimously passed the legislation earlier this month. English
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Venezuela
Thursday, May 22, 2014
“While I recognize the importance of the improvements that we have made jointly in the judicial sector, I believe it’s only prudent for the U.S. to continue to seek and push extradition of high value criminals who could provide us insight into the drug trade in our region."English
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Mexico
Cuba
Venezuela
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