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News and updates from the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho.
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Aug 2
Happy Republic Day to our newest ally and partner. I look forward to working together to promote freedom, liberty, and democracy for many years to come. 🇺🇸🇲🇰
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Aug 1
On this anniversary of the start of the , we honor the brave Poles who fought to liberate their city from German occupation. Freedom isn’t free.
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Jul 31
I’m glad to see the administration sanction an organization subordinate to the and two Chinese officials for their part in abusing the rights of and other Muslim minorities in . The U.S. continues to support the of Muslim minorities in China.
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Jul 31
The postponement of ’s elections is another move by the to erode democracy & rule of law. The United States stands with pro-democracy Hong Kongers who want a free & fair election.
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Jul 30
I remain concerned about today's sentencing of Giorgi on spurious charges in – a legal system should never be used to fulfill political aims. President Zurabishvili should pardon Mr. Rurua in the interest of depolarizing the political climate as elections near.
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Jul 30
As Ukraine continues to defend itself against Russian aggression, I am glad to introduce bipartisan legislation today to strengthen Ukraine’s defenses through military training & equipment and enhanced U.S. & European diplomatic support. More here:
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Jul 30
The disqualification of at least a dozen pro-democracy candidates is nothing other than deliberate suppression of fundamental political rights & freedoms promised to the people. This is not the rule of law. It's important for the US to continue supporting Hong Kongers.
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Jul 30
On , we are reminded of our shared commitment to combat the heinous crime of human trafficking & to hold traffickers accountable. If you suspect human trafficking, please call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Jul 30
Taiwan is Idaho’s second largest trading partner and a crucial economic partner for the United States. I fully support a free trade agreement between and the United States, and join in asking to begin these negotiations soon.
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Jul 30
Eid Mubarak to all those celebrating around the world. May you and your family enjoy peace and happiness during .
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Jul 30
The U.S. & our allies continue to face serious foreign challenges that will test us for decades to come. I’m glad to convene a hearing this morning to discuss a budget that will advance these critical interests & support the dept’s personnel.
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Jul 30
HAPPENING NOW: convenes a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing with on the FY 2021 budget request. Watch here:
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Jul 29
Great summary of complex state of the U.S.-China relationship by of . My own strategy, intro'd last week, provides a blueprint for U.S.-China competition for years to come, and this piece makes the case for it to move forward.
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Jul 29
This week in 2011 & 2019, the Assad regime brutally murdered its own people in Hama & Maarat Al-Numan. Today’s 14 new designations under & other entities is another reminder to Assad that the U.S. is watching. Syrians deserve peace and a lasting political solution.
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Jul 28
I appreciate ’s piece on how my new bill, the STRATEGIC Act, provides a comprehensive strategy to compete with an increasingly challenging PRC. We need long-term, bipartisan cooperation in order to safeguard U.S. interests & retain our position as a global leader.
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Jul 28
The U.S. continues to be the strongest international partner of the Zimbabwean people, despite 's governing party pursuing a policy of name-calling, deflection, and misinformation to justify their current economic and political crisis. Keep up the good work, Amb Nichols.
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Jul 27
Today marks the State Department’s 231st birthday. I am grateful for the more than 75,000 employees who work every day to defend and further America’s interests and values abroad, often through great sacrifice to themselves and their families.
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Jul 24
Replying to @SenateForeign
I encourage Missile Technology Control Regime members to continue to work to overcome obstructionism within the regime.
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Jul 24
I welcome the admin's decision to modernize the Missile Technology Control Regime today. This is a temp. fix though. I introduced the STRATEGIC Act this week, which advocates for a permanent change to treat unmanned aircraft the same as other aircraft for the purposes of export.
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Jul 24
It's great to see my European counterparts join together to call out for its breach of intl law in . Standing together is exactly what we need. I'll continue to advocate for closer cooperation b/t US & Europe on issues, including rule of law & human rights.
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