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, September 12, 2013
It begins the last phase of discussions between the United States and El Salvador on the compact which, if finally agreed to and funded, could result in investments totaling $277 million from the United States and $85 million from El Salvador.English
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El Salvador
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
It is probably no exaggeration to say that the impermanency of constitutional rules is the single most critical challenge to democracy in the region.English
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The current slow pace of democratic progress in some Latin American countries is due to the rise of radical populist governments.English
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
President Nazarbayev has spared no effort in securing the rights to life and liberty for all Kazakhstanis. Because of his vision, Kazakhstan is also Central Asia's leader and a global leader on issues of importance, like nuclear non-proliferation.English
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Kazakhstan
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Thursday, August 8, 2013
The Congress of the United States writes to express our deep concern with the deterioration of human rights conditions in the Republic of South Sudan. English
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South Sudan
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Monday, August 5, 2013
A bipartisan group of senators introduced a resolution today supporting Venezuelan democracy, and condemning violence and intimidation against the country's political opposition.English
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Venezuela
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Friday, August 2, 2013
"We write you to express concern for the nine undocumented young people who earlier this week attempted to re-enter the United States from Mexico to return to their homes".English
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Mexico
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Friday, August 2, 2013
Making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes. English
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Colombia
Cuba
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Mexico
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Friday, August 2, 2013
Making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes.English
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Colombia
Cuba
Haiti
Honduras
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Thursday, August 1, 2013
Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) addresses the increasing international toll of the crisis in Syria and the Russian transfer of weapons to the pro-Assad Syrian regime and the proper U.S. response.English
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Syria
Iran
Israel
Turkey
Lebanon
Jordan
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) argues in support of military intervention in Syria.English
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Syria
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Dear Mr. President, We appreciate your Administration’s continued efforts to implement the strategy to defeat the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) as outlined in the bipartisan Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act (P.L. 111-72). We believe it is important that the United States remain committed to working with regional forces to protect civilians until the LRA is defeated once and for all.English
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Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa)
Uganda
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013
House Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY) announces a bill that broadens sanctions against Iran to weaken the threat of Iran's nuclear program.English
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Iran
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Thursday, July 25, 2013
I urge the U.S. State Department to prioritize securing the release of Corporal Torres in terms of our foreign policy with Mexico. English
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Mexico
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Thursday, July 25, 2013
SPP is a security cooperation program run by the National Guard that links state and territorial National Guards to military and civilian personnel in 70 nations. In Oklahoma, our National Guard has developed a robust relationship with Azerbaijan. English
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Azerbaijan
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Thursday, July 25, 2013
Increasing global demand for supplies of energy and strategic minerals is sparking intense economic competition that could lead to open conflict. Who owns the resources, who can develop them, and who controls transport routes must be addressed.
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Eurasia Regional
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
The OAS wastes time attacking our nation and discussing issues that are of no relevance to its charter all the while we in the United States contribute approximately 60% of this bloated OAS budgetEnglish
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
US law mandates that our country can no longer fund UNESCO because it admitted a nonexistent Palestine, but Secretary of State Kerry wants Congress to change the law to allow taxpayer money to once again flow to this monstrosity of an agency.English
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says that between 2008 and 2011, the number of youths aged 14 to 18 caught trying to cross the border between Tijuana and San Diego to sell drugs has grown tenfold.English
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Mexico
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
House Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduces a bill that would repeal the Authorization for the Use of Military Force, currently in place.English
Country(s): 
Yemen
Iraq
Djibouti
Kenya
Somalia
Afghanistan
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Georgia
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