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Letter Supporting Christians in Algeria

April 30, 2020

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom recently recommended the inclusion of Algeria on the U.S. Department of State’s Special Watch List for engaging in or tolerating severe violations of religious freedom pursuant to the International
Religious Freedom Act (IRFA). You can read USCIRF’s recommendation’s
here.

Join Letter to the Administration on Impacts of COVID-19 on the Global LGBTQI Population

April 30, 2020

Evidence suggests the COVID-19 pandemic is having disproportionate impacts on marginalized populations around the globe. LGBTQI individuals around the world face unique challenges during this unprecedented time, particularly due to existing stigma, discrimination, harassment,
and higher rates of underlying health conditions that have been shown to exacerbate the mortality rate of COVID-19. I invite you to join me in sending a letter to Secretary Pompeo and USAID Acting Administrator Barsa outlining steps the Administration should
take to reaffirm our democratic and inclusive values in the treatment of LGBTQI people in global responses to the pandemic. Text of the letter below. To sign on, please contact Erica Riordan in my office at
Erica.Riordan@mail.house.gov. 

CLOSING FRIDAY (5/1) – Bicameral, Bipartisan Letter on Antipersonnel Landmines

April 30, 2020

            Senator Leahy and I invite you to join us on a bicameral letter asking about the recent reversal of U.S. policy regarding anti-personnel landmines.

Cosponsor the Hmong and Lao Refugee Deportation Prohibition Act

April 30, 2020

I have introduced the Hmong and Lao Refugee Deportation Prohibition Act of 2020
(H.R. 6034) to stop the Trump administration from deporting individuals with Final Orders for Removal to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao P.D.R.) for 72 months and have their immigration cases reassessed. The Trump administration is
currently negotiating with the Lao P.D.R on a repatriation agreement that would affect more than 4,700 individuals nationwide. The Lao P.D.R. is a communist state that does not currently have an official deportation agreement with the U.S. or extradition treaty.
Since 1975, nearly 200,000 refugees from the Lao P.D.R, including persons of Hmong, Lao, Khmu, and Mien or Yao descent, have been resettled in the U.S. Most fought or assisted U.S. forces during the Vietnam War at great personal cost, including the loss of
their homeland. It is a betrayal of trust and honor for the U.S. to deport the Hmong and Lao veterans and/or their family members who aided U.S. forces and CIA in the war in Indochina.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Send Letter to Secretary Pompeo Urging Global Gag and UNFPA Humanitarian Exemptions!

April 30, 2020

Please join us in sending a letter to Secretary Pompeo urging the administration to take immediate action to exempt emergency global health funding appropriated by Congress for the COVID-19 response from the dangerous and inefficient global gag rule and
to provide a humanitarian exemption to allow UNFPA to compete for emergency supplemental funding.

Cosponsor H.R. 6399, the Securing America’s Vaccines for Emergencies (SAVE) Act of 2020

April 30, 2020

The DPA provides the government more control during emergencies to direct industrial production. President Trump invoked the DPA on March 18, 2020, which means he has been or will be calling on different businesses to help expand the production and distribution
shortfall of medical supplies. This legislation dovetails with the President’s actions to ensure that America will be able to have a reliable and necessary source of medical supplies during times of emergency. 

Please join me in becoming a cosponsor of the H.R. 6471 the Dr. Li Wenliang Congressional Gold Medal Act.

April 30, 2020

Please join me in becoming a cosponsor of the H.R. 6471 the Dr. Li Wenliang Congressional Gold Medal Act. 

Cosponsor H.R. 5888, To increase effectiveness in the pursuit of United States interests and multilateral cooperation at international financial institutions

April 30, 2020

I invite you to cosponsor my legislation which would allow the Secretary of the U.S. Treasury to waive counterproductive voting mandates at International Financial Institutions (IFIs) on a case-by-case basis. Providing this authority will enable the United
States to better pursue its foreign policy goals and enhance international cooperation.