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WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX 36,) a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, sent the following letter Thursday to the ambassadors of Malaysia and Ukraine:
Ambassadors Jamaluddin and Motsyk,
Innocent men, women and children from nations across the world were killed today by militants dedicated to aggression and occupation in Ukraine.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX 36,) a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement Thursday:
The tragic targeting of a civilian airliner is a deadly reminder of the cold brutality of Russia’s illegal occupation. Putin should immediately withdraw all forces from Ukraine, relinquish all claims over Ukranian and Crimean territory and hand over any and all troops who have committed war crimes. Russia should also relinquish the plane’s flight data recorders and hand them over to a neutral third party.
WASHINGTON—Recently, Congressman Stockman introduced H.R. 4883, the National Rare-Earth Refinery Cooperative Act, in response to China’s growing monopoly on the rare-earth mineral industry. It is the House companion bill to S. 2006, which was introduced in the Senate by Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO). Since then, this legislation was referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
> Markos Moulitsas bragged about his remarks the next day, boasting ‘I struck back’ against dead Americans
> Stockman: ‘Democrats should be ashamed. It’s like the White House wakes up every morning thinking of new ways to express hatred of the military’
WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Stockman Thursday called on Vice President Joe Biden to cancel his upcoming speech at Netroots Nation, a liberal conference founded and sponsored by a liberal website that cheered the deaths of Americans in Iraq.
WASHINGTON—Besides introducing H. Res. 612, which would require President Obama to impose sanctions on Mexico until Sgt. Tahmooressi is released, Congressman Stockman has turned to Twitter to help raise awareness for the marine held in Mexico.
WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Stockman issued the following statement Friday:
Last Thursday I issued a letter to the President Barack Obama asking if he authorized any form of financial compensation to the Haqqani terrorist network in exchange for Marine Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
Specifically, I asked “Did you or anyone authorized by or associated with your Administration, authorize any form of compensation, direct or third party, in exchange for Bergdahl?”
WASHINGTON, DC - House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement on the situation in Iraq:
“Both Congress and the Pentagon have been warning the White House about the worsening situation in Iraq, but for months it has done almost nothing. It’s long past time for the president to lay out a plan for how we can reverse the momentum and spread of terrorism in Iraq and a region that is critical to U.S. national interests.”
> ‘Obama deliberately created this humanitarian crisis to solve an election-year problem.’
> ‘Obama hopes an election-year surge of illegals will crash the system, agitate liberals and force Congress to surrender to his demands.’
Washington, D.C. – Thursday, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement in response to the terrorist advance in Iraq, led by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS):
WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) transmitted a letter to President Barack Obama Thursday asking if the Obama administration authorized any payment to the Haqqani Network terrorist group in exchange for U.S. Army Spc. Bowe Bergdahl.
The Haqqani Network, which held Bergdahl for five years, funds its terrorist activities in part by ransoming prisoners. The ransom for a uniformed American service member would greatly benefit the group’s terrorist activities.