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Humanitarian Crisis In Syria May 12, 2015
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"Mr. President, I would like to say, very briefly, a word about the situation in Syria. On May 13, 1994, a Senator from Illinois named Paul Simon was then chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa. His ranking Republican was Senator Jim Jeffords of Vermont. Senators Jim Jeffords and Paul Simon had been told that there was a looming genocide about to occur in Rwanda. They went on the phone together and spoke to U.N. General Romeo Dallaire in Kigali, Rwanda, in May of 1994. They asked: What can we do to stop the killing in Rwanda? General Dallaire said: If you would send 5,000 uniformed troops, I could stop this genocide."
Authority For Committees To Meet April 23, 2015
Tom Cotton, R-AR
"Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy be authorized to meet during the session of the Senate on April 23, 2015, at 10 a.m., to conduct a hearing entitled “The Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).”"
Human Trafficking Prioritization Act January 26, 2015
Ed Royce, R-CA
"Mr. Speaker, I yield 4 minutes to the gentleman from New Jersey (Mr. Smith), chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, the author of this bill, but also, frankly, the architect of a long-running strategy in this institution, in this Congress, to abolish this form of human slavery. When I think of William Wilberforce, the one Member I know who exemplifies that spirit today is the gentleman from New Jersey, Chris Smith, who has worked on this mightily since the late nineties, and we are pleased that his bill is up before us today."
Combating Human Trafficking January 26, 2015
Kristi Noem, R-SD
"I now would like to turn to the gentleman from Minnesota, Representative Emmer. He is from Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District and is a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations; and the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere."
International Megan’S Law To Prevent Demand For Child Sex Trafficking January 26, 2015
David Cicilline, D-RI
"I would first like to commend my colleague, the chairman of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, the gentleman from New Jersey (Mr. Smith), for his leadership on human rights and anti-trafficking issues and for his hard work and the hard work of his staff on this bill, as well as Ranking Member Karen Bass of California."

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