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Dear Colleague:

Successful American leadership on the world stage depends on a foreign policy that puts our core values—support for democracy, human rights, and the rule of law—at the center of all we do. It depends on effective collaboration with like-minded friends and
partners around the world. And it depends on using the tools of diplomacy and development to promote stability, prevent violence, defuse crises, and resolve conflict.

That’s why, as Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, we have introduced three bipartisan measures that emphasize these vital pillars of American foreign policy. The bipartisan principles enshrined in these measures will underpin
our Committee’s agenda in the 116th Congress and inform our legislative and oversight efforts as we work to make our country safer and stronger.

The first (H.Res.221) asserts that American values should guide American foreign policy and efforts around the world. The second (H.Res.222) underscores the importance of America’s alliances in promoting security and driving prosperity. The third (H.Res.220),
which we introduced along with House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Chair Nita Lowey and Ranking Member Hal Rogers, emphasizes the importance of diplomacy and development efforts as tools essential for a successful
foreign policy.

We ask you to support these measures by signing on as cosponsors of all three. A strong bipartisan endorsement of these principles will send a valuable message to countries around the world that the House of Representatives remains committed to American
values and leadership in unsettled times on the global stage.

We look forward to advancing these measures soon in the Foreign Affairs Committee.



ELIOT L. ENGEL                             MICHAEL T. McCAUL

Chairman                                          Ranking Member

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