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, April 8, 2014
The arrest of Leopoldo Lopez has nothing to do with justice and everything to do with silencing the political opposition and the Venezuelans' call for democracy; yet the Obama administration still has not taken any action against Maduro.English
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Venezuela
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Remembering the Rwandan Genocide.English
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Rwanda
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Monday, April 7, 2014
In 2013, 26 Colombian trade unionists were murdered. Equally troubling was the fact that in the cases of murdered trade unionists, 86.8 percent go unresolved in terms of the cases.English
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Colombia
Cuba
Venezuela
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Monday, April 7, 2014
“I continue to be deeply troubled by the pattern of ongoing harassment and detainment of former government officials as well as current opposition officials in the Republic of Georgia, which should be cause for concern throughout the international community of free nations."English
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Georgia
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Monday, April 7, 2014
Secretary Kerry's opening remarks at the second U.S.-Algeria Strategic Dialogue. English
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Algeria
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Friday, April 4, 2014
I have here a poster of Maria Corina Machado, a valiant human rights leader in Venezuela, and she is just one of the many victims of Maduro's thuggery.English
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Venezuela
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Friday, April 4, 2014
Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf addressed the U.S.' diplomatic efforts in the region, including the Middle East peace talks, the Iranian nuclear negotiations, and the possibility of reviving the Geneva peace talks on Syria, as well as addressing other relevant issues to the MENA region. English
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Israel
Palestinian Territories
Syria
Iran
Libya
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Thursday, April 3, 2014
Madam Speaker, there has been a lot of misinformation today about the Cuban Twitter program. This is not a secret program. Cuba democracy programs are public.English
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Cuba
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
We have a President whose administration has been announcing that he has been deporting record numbers of people, but when you look at the numbers, you find out that he is double counting and he has changed the definition of "removals."English
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Central America Regional
Mexico
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
It is shameful that the Obama administration continues to neglect the suffering of the Venezuelan people. The time to sanction human rights violators in Venezuela is now.English
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Venezuela
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Kevin Whitaker, of Virginia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Colombia. English
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Colombia
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
As a result of a more militarized border, we are also seeing migrants who are pushed away from community ports of entry into harsher and more dangerous terrain, leading to a jump in the number of deaths. English
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Mexico
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Monday, March 24, 2014
While much of our attention has been focused on the events in Ukraine and Russia, few nations are more closely tied to our national interests than Venezuela. The time for America to act is coming.English
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Venezuela
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Monday, March 24, 2014
U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.)released the following statement welcoming the additional U.S. military deployment in support of the African-led mission targeting Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).English
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Uganda
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Friday, March 14, 2014
Senate unanimously welcomes international peacekeeping efforts and calls on President Obama to establish a strategy for ending the violence and establishing a durable peaceEnglish
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Central African Republic
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Thursday, March 13, 2014
Without a genuine, transparent conversation to address the central concerns raised by the protestors, Venezuela faces a bleak future.English
Country(s): 
Venezuela
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
On the eve of Vice President Joe Biden's trip to Chile and the Dominican Republic, Florida Senator Marco Rubio sent him a letter urging him to keep unrest in Venezuela atop his agenda.English
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Venezuela
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
"The electoral process must be respected and upheld in order to avoid manipulation of votes influenced by outside actors involved in corruption, gang activities, and drug trafficking."English
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El Salvador
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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
So I would offer again to Georgia, come on into NATO. Ukraine, get stabilized a little bit so we can see what kind of government is going to emerge, but we ought to consider a stabilized government of Ukraine being an eligible candidate for NATO. English
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Georgia
Ukraine
Russia
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Thursday, March 6, 2014
At this moment, when Colombia is in the process of negotiating peace to end its half-century-old conflict, we should be preparing for the same or even greater investment in Colombia, not less.English
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Colombia
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