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June 10, 2014
I join in congratulating Reuven Rivlin on being chosen to succeed Israeli President Shimon Peres when his term ends next month.
June 5, 2014
Obviously, we believe that global warming is a very, very serious issue, not only from a health standpoint, but from an economic standpoint, and we think that this is a movement in the right direction.
June 2, 2014
I am disappointed that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has invited Hamas, a terrorist organization responsible for the deaths of hundreds of innocent people, to join a new unity government. 
May 25, 2014
Today's election in Ukraine represents an important step forward for the ideals that brought thousands to Maidan Square to demand accountable leaders and self determination for their country.
May 23, 2014
Today, the World Trade Organization issued an important ruling that makes clear that China must cease its unfair practice of imposing trade barriers against America’s auto industry. 
May 8, 2014
I am deeply disappointed that House Republicans continue to politicize a national tragedy.
May 8, 2014
No one should doubt where Congress stands on the brutal kidnapping of nearly 300 girls and young women in Nigeria, but this resolution, which I am proud to cosponsor, will make it very clear that America remains committed to helping bring them home and ensuring that their plight will not fade from the world’s attention
May 6, 2014
I strongly condemn the recent kidnapping of more than 300 teenage girls in Nigeria.  Their abduction at the hands of extremists must not be met with silence or complacence on the part of the Nigerian government or the international community.
May 5, 2014
As Israelis mark sixty-six years of independence, I join in celebrating with them and with the millions of Jews around the world who look to the modern State of Israel as the fulfillment of a 2,000 year-old dream.
April 28, 2014
I join in observing Yom HaShoah today, a day of remembrance and reflection on the evils of genocide. 
April 24, 2014
Today we honor the lives of the 1.5 million victims lost in the Armenian genocide, one of the worst atrocities of our time.
April 23, 2014
I join in condemning the horrifying ethnic violence that has been reported to have taken place against civilians in South Sudan. 
April 17, 2014
I am appalled by news reports that militants aligned with President Putin in Eastern Ukraine have been disseminating materials demanding that Jews register themselves and their property with pro-Russian militias.
April 4, 2014
Tomorrow, millions of Afghans will go to the polls to choose their next president, and Afghan voters deserve a chance to cast ballots free from the threat of violence and in a credible process that meets international standards.
April 4, 2014
“On April 4, 1949, representatives from the United States and eleven other nations signed the North Atlantic Treaty, creating an enduring and powerful alliance – now twenty-eight members strong – to defend freedom and democracy in Europe and North America. 
April 3, 2014
Today’s executive order sends a clear message that the United States will not sit idly by as violence and human rights abuses continue in South Sudan.
April 1, 2014
“With the passage of these bills, the United States Congress is sending a strong and clear message to the people of Ukraine that Americans stand with them as they work to build a stable economy and lasting democratic institutions. 
March 27, 2014
“Today's preliminary agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the International Monetary Fund represents an important step forward as leaders in Kiev seek to stabilize the country's economy and implement reforms that will promote growth and opportunity for the Ukrainian people.
March 21, 2014
“Russia’s decision to annex Crimea is invalid under international law and will not be accepted by the United States and the rest of the international community
March 18, 2014
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) led a bipartisan group of 394 Members of Congress to send the following letter to President Barack Obama on efforts to prevent a nuclear armed Iran.  The letter was signed by 178 Democrats and 216 Republicans.
March 17, 2014
I condemn in the strongest terms Sunday's illegitimate referendum in Crimea, which was conducted under intimidation and the threat of violence.  The United States and our European allies will not recognize its results. 
March 12, 2014
“I join in condemning today’s rocket attacks from Gaza against Israeli communities and in praying for the safety and well-being of the families taking shelter.  I have been to S’derot and seen first-hand both the danger posed by these rockets and the resilience of those who live in their shadow each day. 
March 3, 2014
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) are joining with Members of Congress to send the following letter to President Barack Obama in the coming days on efforts to prevent a nuclear armed Iran. 
February 28, 2014
"I will continue to monitor the situation in Ukraine closely as it develops. Like the President, I am deeply disturbed by reports of Russian troop movements inside Ukraine's borders, and it is important that respect for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity is maintained.
February 19, 2014
“I remain deeply concerned about the escalating violence in Ukraine, and I join in urging the Ukrainian government to reach a peaceful resolution with the opposition before the situation worsens.