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Mar 23, 2017 In The News
Let’s not mince words: in the fall of 2016, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and his agents attacked our country. Their interference in our election was an attack on our democracy and on our national security. The American people deserve not only answers about what happened and who was involved, but also to know that their government is doing everything in its power to hold the perpetrators responsible and ensure it never happens again. As Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, we are united in demanding action.
Jan 3, 2017 In The News

In 2015, opioid deaths in the United States exceeded 30,000 for the first time in recent history. As both parents and members of Congress, we find this unacceptable. Our first duty as lawmakers confronting this epidemic is to ensure that Americans have access to the drug treatment services that they need.

Dec 6, 2016 In The News

When Donald Trump takes office in January, he will inherit a relationship with Latin America vastly different from the one Barack Obama faced when he entered the White House eight years ago.

Jul 11, 2016 In The News
In the days ahead, a Tribunal established by the Law of the Sea Convention is expected to issue a report on the legality of the territorial claims of the People’s Republic of China in the South China Sea. This determination will drop like a rock into still water, with a dramatic ripple effect causing serious ramifications for the future of every country in the Asia-Pacific—and for the United States.
Jul 6, 2016 In The News
Today in the Foreign Affairs Committee, we heard testimony about Palestinian terrorists collecting payments for attacks on the Israeli people. The campaign of incitement and hatred waged by Palestinian leaders is bad enough, but the idea of authorities putting cash in the hands of cold-blooded killers is just disgusting. We know that a peaceful two-state solution will never happen so long as this practice continues.
Mar 8, 2016 In The News

As we mark International Women's Day, I'm reminded of the way American foreign policy affects women and girls around the world. The United States has placed a high priority on advancing women's health and the rights of women and girls around the world, and we should always be seeking more ways to include these issues in our global agenda.

Feb 26, 2016 In The News

A key to American foreign policy is strong partnerships on the global stage. Countries that share our interests and values are critical for advancing democracy, justice, and prosperity. That's why we've shared such close ties with Uganda for many years. Uganda has shored up the African Union Mission in Somalia.

Feb 16, 2016 In The News
Witnessing Kosova's move from war to peace and from tyranny to liberty has been among the most fulfilling aspects of my career as a public servant. The establishment of Kosova's democratically-elected Assembly, its free and fair elections, and its system based on the rule of law are the essence of the country's political independence, future prosperity, and alignment with the West.
Oct 2, 2015 In The News

“As the Inter-American Development Bank works to reduce poverty and spur economic growth throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, marginalized groups must not be left behind.  The IDB has made great strides in its efforts to reach out to Afro-descendants, indigenous groups and women.  Now, I am pleased that the Bank is turning to the LGBT community.”

Sep 29, 2015 In The News

Ancient history is being dug up from the ground in Syria and sold to help fund ISIS.

A bill that could help curb ISIS profiting from these artifacts passed in the US House of Representatives in June, but is still sitting in the Senate.