Congressman Mark Meadows

Representing the 11th District of North Carolina


Foreign Affairs

Serving on the Foreign Affairs Committee, it is my honor to ensure we are maintaining and developing positive relationships with our allies and nations across the globe. Additionally, I believe it is critical to provide for proper oversight of our foreign policy agenda and diplomacy efforts. 
As a Member of the Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa, I am able to directly influence what I believe is our nation’s greatest international priority: the support of Israel. One of our country’s strongest allies, Israel is a beacon for democracy in the Middle East. The United States must defend and support Israel at all costs and work to help facilitate peace and stability in the region. We must never turn our backs on our friend and ally, and in Congress I will always vote in support of strengthening our relationship with Israel. 
Developing stronger relations with emerging nations throughout the African continent needs to be a focus for the United States. Through my role on the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, I have been working towards increasing America’s presence in Africa and finding solutions for international health and human rights issues. Above all else, I believe we must put an end to human trafficking worldwide and fight to protect the freedoms and dignity bestowed by God to all people. 
Since being sworn into office, I have been appointed as a Congressional Representative to the United Nations General Assembly. It is critical that Congress provide oversight of the UN and work to promote American interests by developing stronger relationships with the international community. I also serve on the bipartisan Congressional Executive Commission on China to monitor the development of the rule of law in China and encourage the Chinese government to end human rights abuses against its people.

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Nov 19, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) released the following statement in response to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ remarks on the Israeli synagogue attack that occurred on Tuesday:

On Tuesday we saw the face of pure evil when two Palestinian men attacked and killed five Israeli men, three of whom were dual US-Israeli citizens. There are no words strong enough to condemn the barbaric, horrific attacks that took place in West Jerusalem. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those lost.

Sep 18, 2014 In The News

WASHINGTON — Leaders from both parties expressed confidence Tuesday that the House would support President Barack Obama’s request to arm Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants, an important component of the administration’s broader strategy to confront the extremist forces.

But after a day of back-to-back private meetings among lawmakers, the political landscape in advance of Wednesday’s expected vote appeared to be shifting, particularly for Democrats whose votes will be needed for passage.

Sep 15, 2014 In The News
The House on Thursday appeared headed toward authorizing President Obama to arm and train Syrian rebels as part of his overall strategy to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
Sep 15, 2014 In The News
Speaker John Boehner took the stage at a closed door meeting of the House Republican Conference on Thursday morning and summed up the stark reality facing his members: This is not the president they prefer, nor the overall military strategy they want, but it is all they have.
Aug 1, 2014 Opinion Piece
The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) announced that it is launching an “independent” inquiry into Israel’s ‘purported violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws’ in Hamas-controlled areas of Gaza, East Jerusalem and surrounding areas.  In other words: the UN is now investigating Israel’s right to defend itself. The Council has shown no intention of investigating Hamas.
Jul 23, 2014 In The News

U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) says a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee will meet Wednesday afternoon to talk about Ibrahim, the Sudanese wife and mother (pictured at right with her husband) who was being held on charges of adultery and apostasy stemming from her Christian faith and marriage to a Christian man, an American citizen. 

Ibrahim was sentenced to death and gave birth to a child while in prison.

Meadows says Ibrahim is safe and under the supervision of the U.S. Embassy in Sudan – but she's still not home yet.

Jul 23, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— On Tuesday evening, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act of 2014, H.R. 4411, introduced by Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC), by a vote of 404-0.

Jul 23, 2014 In The News

The House on Tuesday passed legislation to impose further sanctions extremist group Hezbollah's foreign assets.

Passed 404-0, the measure would slap sanctions on Hezbollah's foreign assets, international narcotics trafficking rings and its television station, Al-Manar.

"Today, we have an opportunity to place a critical blow to Hezbollah," said the bill's sponsor, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.). "We must pass this legislation to make sure that we can do is cripple their ability to finance and put people out of harm's way." 

Jul 22, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C.— The House is expected to vote Tuesday evening on the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act of 2014, H.R. 4411, introduced by Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC).

Jul 22, 2014 In The News

The Senate starts at 10 a.m. on Tuesday and will consider three of President Obama's judicial nominations.

At 10:45 a.m. the Senate will vote to end debate on the nominations of Andre Birotte to be a U.S. District Judge for Central California, Robin Rosenberg to be a U.S. District Judge for Southern Florida and John deGravelles to be a U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Louisiana.

If cloture is invoked on those nominations, final confirmation votes are expected after the Senate returns from weekly caucus luncheons at 2:15 p.m.