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, December 5, 2013
Chairman Robert Menendez released the following statement honoring the life and legacy of former South African President Nelson MandelaEnglish
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South Africa
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Thursday, December 5, 2013
United States Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), today released the following statement on the death of former South African President and anti-Apartheid leader Nelson Mandela: English
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South Africa
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Reps. Miller and McGovern assessed the implementation and real-world impact of the LAP -- and found that severe labor rights abuses continue.English
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Colombia
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Monday, November 25, 2013
The letter calls for: unrestricted access to electoral facilities by Honduran and international observers; strict neutrality on the part of the Honduran military; and compliance with an agreed code of conduct.English
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Honduras
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The President was elected with a 62 percent vote in an election that was described also as an important milestone in Georgia's democratic development. English
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Georgia
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
To the State Department: it is imperative that you show, by words and deeds, that the US is relentlessly neutral in these elections. English
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El Salvador
Honduras
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Mr. GOHMERT. Madam Speaker, one thing becomes very clear from our study of history, and that is that things that nations do have consequences. Things we do individually have consequences, and things we do as a Nation have consequences. That is why some people remember that on May 30, 2010, there were six flotilla ships--and this is from the U.N. release, a report into last year's raid, how events unfolded, dated 2 September 2011. English
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Israel
Iran
Azerbaijan
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Mr. BURR. Mr President, today I wish to congratulate and offer my support and encouragement to the people and government of Azerbaijan . On October 9 Azerbaijanis overwhelmingly reelected President Aliyev to a third five year term in only their fifth Presidential election since Azerbaijan gained its independence in 1991. English
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Azerbaijan
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Monday, October 28, 2013
Mr. President, I want to express my thanks to the governments of Colombia, Cuba and Norway, and to the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Reverend Jessie Jackson, for their efforts to secure the release yesterday of American citizen, Kevin SEnglish
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Colombia
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Monday, October 28, 2013
Mr. Speaker, I also congratulate Giorgi Margvelashvili on his electoral victory. I call on all political parties to work together to advance Georgia's interests and the interests of the Georgian people. English
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Georgia
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The harassment of Ms. Hinostroza is only one example of a steady deterioration of democratic principles in Ecuador. It is the responsibility of democratic governments to foster an environment of pluralism, and nothing is more basic to that than public accEnglish
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Ecuador
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Friday, September 27, 2013
The passage of this legislation signals a rebound in the Congressional relationship with the OAS, which reached its nadir two years ago when the Committee voted to defund the entirety of U.S. annual contributions.English
Thursday, September 26, 2013
This bill calls on the Secretary of State to develop a strategy toward the adoption of reforms at the OAS.English
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Look at the countries that are a disaster: Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Nicaragua. What is the difference? What is the starkest difference between these countries other than perhaps the individual lunacy of some of these individuals in this counEnglish
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Bolivia
Chile
Colombia
Cuba
Ecuador
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Peru
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Friday, September 20, 2013
Representatives Royce, Engel, and Smith propose the Electrify Africa Bill. English
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Sub-Saharan Africa Regional
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013
I urged the MCC, the Department of State, and the Government of El Salvador, prior to a final decision to provide the funds for a second compact, to do more to address these problems which is necessary for the rule of law and economic growth in that counEnglish
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El Salvador
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013
I am calling on the State Department to speak out strongly against recent attempts by Russia to prevent Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, and others from strengthening their economic and political ties with Europe. English
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Russia
Georgia
Armenia
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Rep. William R. Keating (D-MA) voiced his support for the European Union's Eastern Partnership, an initiative that aims to promote democratic values, rule of law, and economic opportunity in Eastern Europe as well as the South Caucasus. English
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Armenia
Azerbaijan
Georgia
South Caucasus Regional
Belarus
Ukraine
Moldova
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
I yield myself such time as I may consume to explain that this legislation would require the Secretary of State to develop a multiyear strategy to bolster the Organization of American States, OAS as we know it, and improve the performance and the process English
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
The administration constantly and conveniently goes out of its way to keep Americans from possessing firearms, but it seems to be enthusiastically delighting in running guns into other countries-- to groups like drug cartels in Mexico , rebel groups in LiEnglish
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Mexico
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