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Stop Wildlife Trafficking In Its Tracks July 23, 2015
Ted Poe, R-TX
"A big reason why is money. The black-market price of ivory in Africa is over $1,000 per pound."
Religious Persecution July 23, 2015
Trent Franks, R-AZ
"The Islamic State, that metastasizing cancer spreading throughout the Middle East and north Africa, is especially targeting Christians, Yazidis, and other ancient religious minorities and communities for extinction."
Congressional Ethiopian American Caucus July 22, 2015
Michael Honda, D-CA
"Ethiopia’s ongoing strategic partnership with the United States in combating al-Shabaab and defeating extremism in the Horn of Africa is an opportunity for the United States to change the narrative in the region away from focusing solely on military solutions and, instead, focusing on a comprehensive approach that addresses the underlying social, economic, and political causes that fuel extremist groups."
Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations The Right To Appeal Act—Continued May 19, 2015
James Inhofe, R-OK
"Trade with Africa is important because many of the world’s fastest growing economies are in Africa. According to an analysis that was done for The Economist magazine, six of the world’s fastest growing economies were in sub-Saharan Africa in the 10 years it has been in effect."
African Growth And Opportunity Act May 6, 2015
Johnny Isakson, R-GA
"Africa is the continent of the 21st century for the United States of America, with 1.5 billion mouths to feed, a number of votes at the United Nations, in terms of the African countries, but most importantly, it has the rarest earth minerals and the natural resources so important to us and the rest of the world. Africa is a gold mine waiting to be mined. But it is not one that we abuse, like the Chinese are abusing it. It is one where we share in prosperity."

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