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August 17, 2017
Today's terror attack in Barcelona is a tragic reminder that the free nations of the world face a determined and evil foe in those who believe they can spread their ideology through indiscriminate violence and fear.
August 15, 2017
Reports that Iranian and Russian individuals and entities are trying to find creative ways around US and United Nations restrictions on arms transfers to and from Iran by moving weapons through Syria are deeply alarming. 
August 5, 2017
I am deeply concerned by Secretary Tillerson’s unwillingness to sign off on the Community of Democracies event that the United States is expected to hold this year.
August 2, 2017
President Trump had no choice but to sign our bipartisan Russia sanctions bill into law, given the veto-proof majorities with which it passed the House and Senate.
August 1, 2017
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) will serve as the senior Member of a group of 19 House Democrats visiting Israel and the West Bank from August 2nd to 8th to learn more about issues critical to the U.S.-Israel relationship and international security.
August 1, 2017
House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) will serve as the senior Member of a group of 21 House Democrats visiting Israel and the West Bank from August 2nd to 8th to learn more about issues critical to the U.S.-Israel relationship and international security.
July 31, 2017
Yesterday's vote to form a constituent assembly in Venezuela represents a dangerous setback for democracy in our hemisphere. 
July 27, 2017
This is not a skinny repeal in terms of the adverse impact it's going to have on millions of Americans.
July 13, 2017
The changes that Senator McConnell has made still put at substantial risk millions of people in terms of their health care coverage.
July 13, 2017
I was deeply saddened to learn today of the passing of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Liu Xiaobo. 
July 12, 2017
I support the extension of the review period for easing sanctions on the Sudanese government, which has yet to demonstrate fully that humanitarian aid can reach the parts of the country that need it most and that those delivering the aid can do so safely. 
July 11, 2017
I’m continuing to have conversations with my Republican colleagues regarding the Russia sanctions bill. 
July 10, 2017
It has been more than three weeks since the Senate, by a vote of 98-2, passed a bipartisan bill imposing tough new sanctions on Russia for its interference in our election.  
June 26, 2017
I am disappointed that the Supreme Court will allow some parts of the President’s dangerous Muslim ban to be enforced while the justices hear arguments against it.  
June 21, 2017
I want to thank Majority Leader McCarthy for working with me and a bipartisan group of Members to introduce a resolution reaffirming America’s commitment to Article 5’s collective defense provision of the North Atlantic Treaty.
June 20, 2017
On World Refugee Day, we keep in our thoughts and prayers the millions who have been displaced by war, violence, poverty, or natural disasters, including the many Syrians who have had to flee civil war in their country. 
June 19, 2017
I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Otto Warmbier today, and my thoughts and prayers are with his family, who have had to endure a painful ordeal these past seventeen months.
June 15, 2017
“I want to thank the Senate for unanimously passing Senator Graham’s amendment reaffirming America’s commitment to NATO’s Article 5 collective defense agreement. 
June 15, 2017
If Russian operatives were successful in hacking into servers in thirty-nine states connected to voting systems and elections personnel, we ought to be very concerned about the security of future elections.
June 9, 2017
I was honored to meet today with recipients of the National Endowment for Democracy award. 
June 7, 2017
President Trump’s statements to former FBI Director Comey are extremely troubling.  It is imperative that investigators in Congress and with the Justice Department look at all the facts that are presented and ask serious questions about where they lead. 
June 7, 2017
I join in celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem today.  During the Six-Day War, Israel defeated enemies bent on its destruction, and in the process made the holy city of Jerusalem whole again. 
June 4, 2017
The British people have now endured multiple terror attacks in a short period, but they continue to face adversity with strength, with perseverance, and with unity.
June 1, 2017
The announcement of President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement is a striking abdication of American leadership in the world. It is a dangerous surrender of American strength in foreign affairs, one that empowers other nations and weakens our influence abroad. 
May 31, 2017
If President Trump withdraws from the Paris climate agreement, he will once again undermine America's global leadership and put national security, our economy, and public health at risk.