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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Thursday, January 16, 2014
The reality is that a multi-year and multi-billion dollar commitment, borne of the generosity of the American people, calls for ongoing vigilance --- both in terms of accountability as well as policy direction, and I believe H.R. 3509 goes a significant wEnglish
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Haiti
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Thursday, January 16, 2014
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to remind us that it has been 4 years since a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti , killing more than 300,000 people and displacing more than 2 million Haitians. English
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Haiti
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Thursday, January 16, 2014
Cholera has killed over 8,400 Haitians and sickened over 689,000; hundreds of thousands of Haitians have little or no access to potable water or basic health services; Haiti is facing an impending food crisis; and the children are suffering, according English
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Haiti
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Thursday, January 16, 2014
Representative Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-GU) commemorates the 20th anniversary of Black January in Azerbaijan. English
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Azerbaijan
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Monday, January 13, 2014
The 2014 presidential elections will be a first time that more than 200,000 Salvadorans living abroad -- and specifically here in the United States -- will have a chance to cast a vote to shape the outcome of their nation's presidential election.English
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El Salvador
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Friday, January 10, 2014
Mr. President, I have taken the floor of the Senate--and when I was a Member of the House, the floor of the House--to talk about circumstances that are occurring somewhere in the world where people are being killed, displaced; people are being uprooted simply because of their ethnicity. English
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South Sudan
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Monday, December 23, 2013
Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement on the violence in South Sudan: English
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South Sudan
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Friday, December 20, 2013
U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs, and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Assistant Majority Leader and a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs, issued the following statement Friday after the Ugandan parliament approved legislation to make homosexual acts punishable with life imprisonment. English
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Uganda
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Friday, December 20, 2013
Today, Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement calling on Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to veto the recently passed Anti-Homosexuality Bill: English
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Uganda
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Thursday, December 19, 2013
U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs, welcomed today’s announcement of additional humanitarian and conflict prevention funding from the United States to assist the people of the Central African Republic. English
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Central African Republic
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Thursday, December 19, 2013
“I am appalled to learn of yet another murder of an Armenian solider in an unprovoked attack by Azerbaijani troops against Armenian forces,” said Costa.English
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Armenia
Azerbaijan
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) approved by the House and being considered by the Senate this week includes language from legislation written by U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs, requiring the administration to present a strategy for stability in Somalia.English
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Somalia
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
“Azerbaijan has yet again shown that it is not serious about establishing peaceful relations with Armenia and Artsakh."English
Friday, December 13, 2013
United States Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) introduces the House of Representative's resolution honoring the life of Nelson Mandela.English
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South Africa
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
"Mr. Secretary, sometimes a handshake is just a handshake. But when the leader of the free world shakes the bloody hand of a ruthless dictator like Raul Castro, it becomes a propaganda coup for the tyrant."English
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Cuba
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Monday, December 9, 2013
Mr. FALEOMAVAEGA. Mr. Speaker, as the Chair of the Congressional Central Asia Caucus, I rise today to commend Uzbekistan on its ongoing efforts to strengthen relations with the United States.English
Friday, December 6, 2013
Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement on the passing of former South African President and global leader, Nelson Mandela.English
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South Africa
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Thursday, December 5, 2013
Meanwhile, in countries from Mexico to Colombia to Bahrain, promises of improved labor rights have instead been replaced with reports by Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and the U.S. Department of State of continued, and oftentimes worsening, aEnglish
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Colombia
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Thursday, December 5, 2013
U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs, welcomed the unanimous decision by the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to strengthen efforts to establish peace and civilian protection in the Central African Republic (CAR).English
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Central African Republic
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Thursday, December 5, 2013
U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs, released the following statement on the passing of former South African president Nelson MandelaEnglish
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South Africa
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