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, February 26, 2014
Today, however, the biggest threat to the people of Sudan and South Sudan are raging civil wars within their own countries. Mass atrocities, war crimes and crimes against humanity are being committed in the context of wars in both countries.English
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South Sudan
Sudan
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
South Sudan continues to be mired in a devastating internal conflict that, while relatively recent in its emergence, has already caused widespread death and destruction, and threatens to unravel the social fabric of this young nation.English
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Sudan
South Sudan
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
It is our responsibility to make sure the world knows full well what is happening in Venezuela, and that the Venezuelan government is accountable for these blatant violations of universal democratic principles.English
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Venezuela
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Monday, February 24, 2014
It is clear to me this is a time that is very important in Cuban- American relations.English
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Cuba
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Friday, February 14, 2014
Nicolas Maduro and his thugs should know that the world is watching, and that they will be held accountable for their cruelty and violations of human rights. English
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Venezuela
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Thursday, February 13, 2014
The President and his administration should vigorously enforce all existing U.S. laws to identify and sanction individuals engaging in these human rights violations. English
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Venezuela
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
A solid majority of Americans from every region and across party lines supports normalizing relations with Cuba. English
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Cuba
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
It is time to recognize that U.S. policy toward Cuba has been unsuccessful in achieving any of its objectives.English
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Cuba
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
This move is nothing more than a power grab. I will continue to support Georgia's sovereignty and urge my colleagues to do the same.English
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Georgia
Russia
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
“As we approach the 2014 NATO Summit, it is important that the United States supports the aspirations of those states which seek to integrate with the Alliance."English
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Georgia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Montenegro
Thursday, February 6, 2014
As a U.S. Congressman, I am also disturbed by the possibility that U.S. intelligence or defense agencies might have unwittingly provided support to the so-called "Andromeda" operation, either directly or indirectly, through funds, equipment, traEnglish
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Colombia
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
In particular, we urge you to support membership for Montenegro and Macedonia at this year's summit, to encourage continued progress in implementing the Membership Action Plan (MAP) for Bosnia-Herzegovina, and to advocate granting a Membership Action Plan (MAP) to Georgia. English
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Macedonia
Georgia
Montenegro
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Kosovo
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Monday, February 3, 2014
Secretary Kerry and Secretary Hagel make remarks at the Munich Security Conference, including references to the progress of the negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. English
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Israel
Palestinian Territories
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Monday, February 3, 2014
Deputy Secretary of State William Burns made remarks congratulating Tunisia on its successful ratification of a new constitution and the continued progress in its democratic transition. Burns discussed ways the US can encourage more economic growth and a stable transition, including expanding trade opportunities and increasing security and other bilateral ties. English
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Tunisia
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Central America's northern tier countries-El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras-will likely struggle to overcome the economic and security problems that plague the region. English
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El Salvador
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Mexico
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Jen Psaki discussed ongoing diplomatic efforts on three fronts: the Iranian nuclear impasse, peace between Israel and the Palestinians and efforts to resolve the Syrian civil war. The passing of the Tunisian Constitution and development in Egypt are also mentioned. English
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Syria
Egypt
Israel
Palestinian Territories
Iran
Tunisia
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Egyptian Minister of Defense Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi spoke by phone this morning. They discussed the completion of the Egyptian constitutional referendum, the demonstrations this past weekend, and the next steps in Egypt's political transition. English
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Egypt
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Monday, January 27, 2014
In a letter sent to Secretary of State John Kerry today, U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner urged the administration to help ensure that the February 2 presidential elections in El Salvador are free and fair. English
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El Salvador
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014
When an overwhelming majority of people in the then-autonomous region of South Sudan voted for independence two years ago, the world applauded, and the United States extended its hand in friendship and support. English
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South Sudan
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Sunday, January 19, 2014
We strongly support Georgia's NATO aspirations and we are grateful for Georgia's contributions in the activities in Afghanistan. English
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Georgia
Russia
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