Support the Call for an End to the Global Dog and Cat Meat Trade (v. 2)

We write to ask for your support of H.Res.401, a bipartisan resolution that calls for an end to the global dog and cat meat trade. An estimated 30 million dogs and a great number of cats are killed annually around the world for the dog and cat meat trade.
A considerable number of these dogs and cats are stolen pets, still wearing collars when they reach the slaughterhouses. Many of these animals die during transport to the slaughterhouses after days or weeks without food or water, and others suffer illness
and injury during transport. Additionally, the capture, transport, and butchering of dogs and cats and the consumption of their meat poses health risks such as rabies infection to traders, slaughterhouse workers, and consumers.

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Co-Sponsor H.Res.433, Disapproving of UNESCO’s Latest Attack on Israel

On July 7, 2017, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO’s) World Heritage Committee Inscription of the ancient city of Hebron as a Palestinian World Heritage Site in danger. As you may be aware,
the Cave of the Patriarchs, the second most holy site in Judaism, is located in the ancient city of Hebron and is recognized as the burial place of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs of the Jewish people.

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Co-Sponsor Resolution Disapproving of UNESCO’s Latest Attack on Israel

On July 7, 2017, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO’s) World Heritage Committee Inscribed the ancient city of Hebron as a Palestinian World Heritage Site in danger. As you may be aware, the Cave of the Patriarchs,
the second most holy site in Judaism, is located in the ancient city of Hebron and is recognized as the burial place of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs of the Jewish people.

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Cosponsor H.R.379, the Justice for Yazidis Act

I ask for your support of the Justice for Yazidis Act, legislation that will expand mental health, physical therapy, and other health services to religious minority groups that have suffered the greatest persecution under
the Islamic State (IS), including those subjected to rape, forced marriage, and sexual slavery. These programs, though modest, are greatly needed and will help victims of genocide begin the long process of healing.

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Support the Concurrent-Track Approach to the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process (v. 2)

Please join me in expressing support for addressing the Arab-Israeli conflict in a concurrent-track with the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and commending Arab and Muslim-majority states that have improved bilateral relations with Israel. The concurrent-track
approach encourages Arab and Muslim-majority states to improve bilateral relations with Israel as Israel and the Palestinian Authority concurrently work to advance the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

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Support the Concurrent-Track Approach to the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

Please join me in expressing support for addressing the Arab-Israeli conflict in a concurrent-track with the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and commending Arab and Muslim-majority states that have improved bilateral relations with Israel. The concurrent-track
approach encourages Arab and Muslim-majority states to improve bilateral relations with Israel as Israel and the Palestinian Authority concurrently work to advance the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

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Support the Call for an End to the Global Dog and Cat Meat Trade

We write to ask for your support of H.Res.401, a bipartisan resolution that calls for an end to the global dog and cat meat trade. An estimated 30 million dogs and a great number of cats are killed annually around the world for the dog and cat meat trade.
A considerable number of these dogs and cats are stolen pets, still wearing collars when they reach the slaughterhouses. Many of these animals die during transport to the slaughterhouses after days or weeks without food or water, and others suffer illness
and injury during transport. Additionally, the capture, transport, and butchering of dogs and cats and the consumption of their meat poses health risks such as rabies infection to traders, slaughterhouse workers, and consumers.

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