Letter to Tillerson ISIS Genocide Determination Roll-Back

Please join us in signing a bipartisan letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson regarding
reports that staff in the State Department – specifically within the Office of
the Legal Adviser – have sought to undermine and perhaps roll back the 2016 determination that ISIS is committing genocide against Christians, Yazidis, and others. A roll-back would also contradict unanimously-passed H. Con. Res 75 and S. Res 340,
public statements this year by the President and Vice President, and the Iraq and Syria sections of the State Department’s 2016 annual Human Rights Report.

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Letter to Sec. Tillerson ISIS Genocide Determination Roll-Back

Please join us in signing a bipartisan letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson regarding
reports that staff in the State Department – specifically within the Office of
the Legal Adviser – have sought to undermine and perhaps roll back the 2016 determination that ISIS is committing genocide against Christians, Yazidis, and others. A roll-back would also contradict unanimously-passed H. Con. Res 75 and S. Res 340,
public statements this year by the President and Vice President, and the Iraq and Syria sections of the State Department’s 2016 annual Human Rights Report.

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Co-sponsor H.Res. 128 to support respect for human rights and encourage inclusive governance in Ethiopia (v. 2)

Even before opposition political parties made surprising gains in Ethiopia’s 2005 elections, the Government of Ethiopia was restricting the rights and freedoms of its citizens. Democratic space in Ethiopia has steadily diminished since that 2005 election. 
As a result, the 2015 elections saw the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front party and affiliated parties claiming 100 percent of the parliamentary seats.

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Anti-Semitism: Letter to Sec Tillerson – Staff Anti-Semitism Office

As two members who have a direct legislative stake in the Special Envoy and Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, we invite you to join us in signing the below bipartisan letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. It asks whether the State Department
intends to comply with the Fiscal Year 17 Appropriations Omnibus and plans to fill the position of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism in a timely manner. The letter also urges him to maintain staff in the Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism.

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Congressional-Executive Commission on China Hearing Announcement: “Will the Hong Kong Model Survive?”: An Assessment 20 Years After the Handover

  Sending Office: Honorable Christopher H. Smith Sent By: Scott.Flipse@mail.house.gov The Congressional-Executive Commission on China announces a hearing Will the Hong Kong Model Survive?: An Assessment 20 Years After the Handover Media Contact:  Scott Flipse 202-226-3777    Twenty years after the 1997 handover of Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China, there are serious […]

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SUPPORT FUNDING FOR LIFESAVING STEM CELL TREATMENTS (v. 2)

  From: The Honorable Christopher H. Smith Sent By: megan.mccrum@mail.house.gov Date: 3/30/2017 SUPPORT FUNDING FOR LIFESAVING STEM CELL TREATMENTS DEADLINE April 3, 2017 Current Cosigners: C. Smith, Matsui, DeFazio, Conyers, DeSaulnier, Grijalva, Clarke (NY), Butterfield, Brownley, Walz, Pingree, Schiff, Hudson, Wagner, McGovern Dear Colleague, We invite you to join us in sending the attached letter to […]

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