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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—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.”
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.
WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX 36) Tuesday challenged Congress to block an illegal move by the Obama administration to provide U.S. taxpayer dollars to a new joint Palestinian Authority-HAMAS interim government.
The Obama administration announced Monday Obama would recognize and finance the Palestinian government, which was jointly organized with HAMAS terrorists. That announcement violates a federal law prohibiting any support to HAMAS.
WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Stockman will introduce a resolution demanding President Barack Obama impose “harsh sanctions” on the Mexican government until they release U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi.
“Mexico’s arrest and detention of Sgt. Tahmooressi is an unnecessary and inflammatory act. It’s becoming clear the only way to bring Sgt. Tahmooressi home is for the U.S. government to threaten harsh sanctions,” said Stockman.
WASHINGTON—In response to the growing number of religious freedom assaults in the European Union, Congressman Stockman introduced H.R. 4650, the “European Union Religious Freedom Act.” It was referred to the Foreign Affairs Committee.
This bill seeks to amend the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to include religious freedom violations relating to homeschooling, Jewish and Islamic meat production, circumcision practices, and religious garb.