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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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Representative Mario Diaz-Balart, the Republican congressman from Miami, has been a leader among the pro-embargo constituency for years. English
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Cuba
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Deployed since July 25, 2013, the officers and crew of Rentz, in conjunction with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 49 and U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachments, disrupted four shipments of cocaine, totaling nearly 2,000 kilograms.English
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
As one of Venezuela's most important trading partners, and as a nation whose people take note of the well-being and basic rights of other peoples in our hemisphere and beyond, the United States has an interest in ensuring that human rights are not violatEnglish
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Venezuela
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-CA) Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, made a statement about the anticipated DoD budget, scheduled to be released on March 4, 2014.English
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-CA), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee made a statement rejecting the receipt of the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) for 2014.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
In particular, they need to grant membership action plans to Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova.English
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Georgia
Ukraine
Moldova
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Tuesday, March 4, 2014
We need to have a path--and a quick one--for both Moldova and Georgia to move into NATO.English
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Russia
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Monday, March 3, 2014
Introduced H. Res. 488 – a resolution supporting the people of Venezuela as they protest peacefully for democracy, for respect for the rule of law and an end to the violence perpetrated by Nicolas Maduro's thugs.English
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Venezuela
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Monday, March 3, 2014
The U.S. Navy's first-in-class joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) departed Rota, Spain March 2, as the ship now sets sail to the waters off Africa to participate with Africa partners in a series of engagements and exercises. English
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Africa Regional
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Friday, February 28, 2014
Now is the time to pursue a course of targeted sanctions by denying and revoking visas, and freezing the assets of Venezuelan officials complicit in the deaths of peaceful protestors.English
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Venezuela
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Thursday, February 27, 2014
If the OAS can convene a special session over the lack of airspace access for a plane from Bolivia, then surely it must convene one on the ongoing democracy in Venezuela.English
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Cuba
Venezuela
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Thursday, February 27, 2014
We must be the voice for those suffering under this repression. At the same time, we must condemn the violent actions of the Maduro regime against people who are yearning for liberty.English
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Venezuela
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Thursday, February 27, 2014
I urge the international community to aggressively express their commitment to the basic freedoms that are under assault in Venezuela; and I also, Mr. Speaker, urge our administration to--at the very least--demand that the OAS immediately convene. English
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Venezuela
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Thursday, February 27, 2014
I hope that we will be able to say that we did not stand idly by as the Venezuelan people were brutally repressed and that we had a voice in making sure that people knew what was going on in Venezuela.English
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Venezuela
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Thursday, February 27, 2014
U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the Annual Country Report on Human Rights issued today by the State Department.English
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Sudan
South Sudan
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa)
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
We cannot stand idly by while democracy and due process are trampled on in our own hemisphere, Mr. Speaker. Being silent is not an option.English
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Venezuela
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Cocaine trafficking remains the predominant security challenge throughout the entire region, and I am growing increasingly concerned by the situation in the Caribbean.English
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
An enduring partnership with a secure and prosperous Mexico is a necessary precondition to the long-term security and prosperity of the U.S. and the Western Hemisphere.English
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Today’s hearing is very important, and not only because the United States government has been involved in Sudan and its various crises for the past three decades.English
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South Sudan
Sudan
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The U.S Policy towards Sudan's five crises.English
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Sudan
South Sudan
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