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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. 
April 7, 2017
I was deeply saddened to learn of today’s attack in Stockholm.
April 6, 2017
I continue to be deeply disturbed by the baseless and irresponsible accusations leveled against former National Security Advisor Susan Rice by President Trump. 
April 6, 2017
It is entirely appropriate that Chairman Nunes should step aside from the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation, something he should have done days ago.  
April 5, 2017
The chemical weapons attack in Syria was a heinous war crime, and the Assad regime must be held accountable.  
March 30, 2017
Today, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Burr said that if his committee were to politicize its investigation of Russian interference, the investigation would fail. 
March 29, 2017
[President Trump] looked at the American people in the eye, when he talked to the Joint Session of Congress, and said I want to assure you that I’m going to cover everybody with insurance.
March 29, 2017
Today, House Judiciary Committee Republicans blocked resolutions of inquiry from coming to the Floor that would have shed light on connections between President Trump, his advisors, and Russia's efforts to undermine our election. 
March 29, 2017
I was deeply saddened to learn of the deaths of American U.N. worker Michael Sharp and his Swedish colleague Zaida Catalan in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
March 27, 2017
The violent suppression of peaceful protests in Russia reflect the deep morass into which Vladimir Putin's Russia has fallen.
March 24, 2017
Clearly, Chairman Nunes and the Trump White House are scared of what the public might learn, and by canceling a public hearing on Russian involvement in the election they are denying the American people the full scope of information that might come forward.
March 23, 2017
Well, the bill keeps getting worse and worse and, of course, the deficit reduction the Republicans were claiming has now been halved by the changes they made. 
March 22, 2017
Today’s actions and statements were inconsistent with Chairman Nunes's obligations to the Intelligence Committee, to the House of Representatives, and, by extension, to the American people. 
March 22, 2017
Every day now, it seems, we are learning more about ties between Donald Trump and Russia.
March 22, 2017
I am closely following the news from London, and my thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.
March 21, 2017
I am deeply alarmed by reports that Secretary of State Tillerson plans to skip the NATO meeting in April but will instead travel to Russia later in the month. 
March 20, 2017
The testimony this morning by FBI Director James Comey that the Trump campaign is under investigation for potential collusion with Russia underscores the need for a bipartisan, independent investigative commission. 
March 16, 2017
I think it's probably the most irresponsible budget I’ve seen and most unrealistic budget I’ve seen, and I doubt very seriously that Republicans on either the Appropriations or the authorizing committees think it can be accomplished or should be accomplished.
March 16, 2017
While glaringly short on detail, today’s release by the Trump Administration of its discretionary budget proposals makes clear what we suspected to be true: a Trump budget would embark on the most radical disinvestment in America we’ve ever seen.