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May 26, 2017
As Russia continues its nefarious activities and as we’ve seen terrorist attacks across the continent, I believe it is critical to reassure our European allies that we stand with them,” said Whip Hoyer. 
May 25, 2017
The President of the United States should not be lecturing our closest and most steadfast allies but reaffirming our common defense and our commitment to stand with them.
May 25, 2017
It is the pattern [of cover up] that leads one to believe that there is fire where there is so much smoke.
May 24, 2017
We are introducing this bipartisan resolution today to make it clear that last week’s unprovoked attack on peaceful protesters by Turkish security forces on American soil must not go unanswered and that those responsible must face justice.
May 23, 2017
If President Trump indeed asked the Director of National Intelligence and the Director of the National Security Agency to deny collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, it would be a flagrant and astonishing abuse of power.
May 21, 2017
The $110 billion arms transfer to Saudi Arabia announced by the White House - possibly as much as $350 billion overall - raises questions that need to be answered.
May 18, 2017
I was appalled at visiting Turkish security personnel’s use of violence against peaceful protesters here in Washington earlier this week. 
May 17, 2017
In deciding to appoint a special counsel, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein made the right decision, and the choice of former FBI Director Robert Mueller signals the seriousness with which he believes this investigation must be undertaken. 
May 17, 2017
I was honored to meet today with Ambassador Gutiérrez of Mexico to discuss issues important to the U.S.-Mexico relationship and the millions of Mexican-Americans living in our country. 
May 16, 2017
If reports are true that President Trump asked then-Director Comey to end the FBI’s investigation of former National Security Advisor Flynn, it makes the need for an independent investigation all the more important. 
May 16, 2017
The security cooperation between the United States and our ally Israel, including the level of trust and sharing of information between our intelligence agencies, forms one of the pillars of Israel’s defense.  
May 7, 2017
I join in congratulating President-Elect Emmanuel Macron on his resounding victory. The French people have chosen hope over fear, chosen to look forward rather than backward. 
May 5, 2017
I was appalled to learn of the air raid over the weekend in Syria that killed several White Helmet rescuers.  
May 3, 2017
Today's visit by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas must not be seen as a wasted opportunity.
May 1, 2017
This evening, Israelis will gather to begin marking the sixty-ninth anniversary of their independence, joined by many in America and around the world who look to Israel as a beacon of hope and the triumph of Jewish self-determination after generations of exile and persecution. 
April 26, 2017
“This was a very important meeting,” said Whip Hoyer.  
April 25, 2017
I was proud to join my colleagues in cosponsoring this resolution.
April 24, 2017
On this day in 1915, the arrest of Armenian social, political, and intellectual leaders launched a four-year campaign of genocide that took the lives of 1.5 million men, women, and children.
April 23, 2017
As a former Chairman of the Helsinki Commission, I was deeply saddened to learn of the killing of an American OSCE medic in eastern Ukraine from a mine placed by Russian-backed separatists. 
April 22, 2017
I was disappointed that the Justice Department chose to interfere in Puerto Rico's planned referendum on statehood.
April 20, 2017
This evening's shooting in Paris will do nothing to dim the lights of liberty, equality, and fraternity that make France a bright light unto the world. 
April 18, 2017
Turkey is a vital NATO ally, and its people deserve the freedoms and democratic institutions of government for which our alliance has fought to uphold. 
April 16, 2017
I am appalled by reports that the governing authorities in the Russian republic of Chechnya have been detaining LGBT individuals and subjecting them to torture and possibly mass-murder. 
April 15, 2017
Once again, President Trump has selected a nominee to lead an agency that individual believes should not exist and has tried to destroy. 
April 12, 2017
With its veto today of a resolution demanding that Syria cooperate with an investigation into the chemical weapons attack against civilians in Idlib, Russia continues to prop up a murderous and destabilizing regime while helping to cover up a heinous war crime by its ally.