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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.