HEARING ANNOUNCEMENT–“CHINA IN 1989 & 2015: TIANANMEN, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND DEMOCRACY”

From: The Honorable Christopher H. Smith Sent By: scott.flipse@mail.house.gov Date: 6/2/2015 Representative Christopher Smith, Chair and Senator Marco Rubio, Cochair of the CONGRESSIONAL-EXECUTIVE COMMISSION ON CHINA announce a hearing on “China in 1989 and 2015: Tiananmen, Human Rights, and Democracy” Wednesday, June 3, 2015 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Capitol Visitors Center, HVC 210 This […]

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GIVE THE ADMINISTRATION MORE TOOLS TO FIGHT VIOLENT EXTREMISM GLOBALLY

From: The Honorable Christopher H. Smith Sent By: scott.flipse@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 1150 Date: 6/2/2015 CO-SPONSOR THE FRANK WOLF INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ACT H.R. 1150 will help the Administration counter violent extremism without putting more ‘boots on the ground’ in the Middle East and elswhere. Co-sponsors (97): Robert Pittenger, Barbara Comstock, Sheila Jackson Lee, Charles Rangel, […]

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PRESS FREEDOMS ARE THREATENED AROUND THE WORLD–WHAT CAN CONGRESS DO ABOUT IT?

From: The Honorable Christopher H. Smith Sent By: scott.flipse@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 2242 Date: 6/2/2015 Co-Sponsor HR 2242, the World Press Freedom Protection Act of 2015 The U.S. Government should have more tools to address press freedom restrictions, censorship of the free flow of news and information, and the silencing of dissent According to Freedom House, […]

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HEARING ANNOUNCEMENT–“CHINA IN 1989 & 2015: TIANANMEN, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND DEMOCRACY”

From: The Honorable Christopher H. Smith Sent By: scott.flipse@mail.house.gov Date: 5/29/2015 Representative Christopher Smith, Chairman and Senator Marco Rubio, Cochairman announce a hearing on “China in 1989 and 2015: Tiananmen, Human Rights, and Democracy” Wednesday, June 3, 2015 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Capitol Visitor’s Center, HVC 210 This CECC hearing will examine Chinese authorities’ […]

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Support the Hunter/Delaney Amendment to FY 2016 NDAA

From: The Honorable John K. Delaney Sent By: McKenzie.Haynes@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 1735 Date: 5/14/2015 Dear Colleague: We ask for your support of the Hunter-Delaney Amendment to H.R. 1735, The National Defense Authorization Act of 2016. Our amendment will improve our hostage recovery efforts by better aligning the formidable resources of the Federal Government. We need […]

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Stronger International Religious Freedom Diplomacy Will Advance US Security Interests

From: The Honorable Christopher H. Smith Sent By: scott.flipse@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 1150 Date: 5/13/2015 CO-SPONSOR THE FRANK WOLF INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ACT H.R. 1150 will help the Administration counter violent extremism without putting more ‘boots on the ground’ in the Middle East and elswhere. Co-sponsors (92): Robert Pittenger, Barbara Comstock, Sheila Jackson Lee, Charles Rangel, […]

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HELP COUNTER VIOLENT EXTREMISM & A GROWING RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION WORLDWIDE

From: The Honorable Christopher H. Smith Sent By: scott.flipse@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 1150 Date: 4/28/2015 CO-SPONSOR THE FRANK WOLF INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ACT H.R. 1150 will help the Administration fight violent extremism without putting more ‘boots on the ground’ in the Middle East and elswhere. Co-sponsors (86): Robert Pittenger, Barbara Comstock, Sheila Jackson Lee, Charles Rangel, […]

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Keep Military Drone Strike Capability Where it is Supposed to Be

From: The Honorable Michael C. Burgess Sent By: david.lieberman@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 466 Date: 4/27/2015 April 27, 2015 Dear Colleague: I am writing today to urge you to keep military drone strike authority in the hands of those who are the most capable: our military themselves. The role of the CIA has always been to gather […]

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End the Surveillance State

From: The Honorable Mark Pocan Sent By: alicia.molt@mail.house.gov Date: 4/24/2015 SUPPORT REAL NSA REFORM: REPEAL THE PATRIOT ACT Cosponsor the Bipartisan Surveillance State Repeal Act, H.R. 1466 Cosponsors: Capuano, DeFazio, DeSaulnier, Doggett, Grayson, Jones, Lee, Massie, McCollum, McGovern, and Neal. Organizational Support (national): CREDO Action, Freedom Works, Campaign For Liberty, Daily Kos, Progressive Change Campaign […]

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