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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Washington, D.C.— On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015, H.R. 2297, a landmark piece of legislation that targets the terrorist organization’s foreign assets and global criminal operations with stiff sanctions.
Washington, DC— President Obama announced a framework agreement with Iran and the P5+1 nations on Friday afternoon. Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) released the following statement in response:
REPRESENTATIVES PITTENGER, BOST, FRANKS, HARTZLER, KING, LONG, MEADOWS, POSEY, RICE, ROSS, WALBERG, WALORSKI, WHITFIELD, AND WILSON URGE
STATE DEPARTMENT AND OBAMA AFFILIATE TO COME CLEAN ON QUESTIONABLE FUNDING OF ANTI-NETANYAHU CAMPAIGN
Yet again, Iran is instigating violence and instability in the Middle East. Although it has been nine years since the Israel-Hezbollah war, the recent altercations between Israel and Iranian client Hezbollah show tensions can escalate at any time. Hezbollah’s brazen attack on an Israeli military convoy killed two Israeli soldiers and a U.N. peacekeeper. This marks the most serious flare-up since 2006 and could lead to a much broader conflagration.
Washington, DC— On Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint session of Congress to discuss the imminent threat posed by a nuclear Iran and to reaffirm Israel’s commitment to its alliance with the United States. Congressman Meadows (R-NC) released the following statement:
Washington, DC— U.S. Reps. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Grace Meng (D-NY), joined by 26 other Members of Congress, today sent a bipartisan letter to the United Nations Secretary-General charging that the failure to enforce Security Council resolutions allowed Hezbollah to carry out its deadly attack in Israel last week. All of the letter's signatories, including Meng and Meadows, are members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Reepublicans in Congress are asking the Obama administration to explain a murkily sourced claim that it is considering “sanctions” against Israel.
President Barack Obama’s administration is reportedly considering putting some muscle behind its opposition to new settlement construction by Israelis in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. According to reports, the administration is weighing the possibility of imposing sanctions on the Israeli government.
Members of Congress are demanding that President Obama come clean about controversial reports that he is considering leveling sanctions on Israel, according to a letter sent Friday afternoon by lawmakers to the White House.
An Israeli newspaper report that the Obama administration is considering sanctions against settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem is causing a stir in Congress.