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Issue Position: International Relations

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Congressman Blackburn has been active in helping shape foreign policy that strengthens American position throughout the world, while advocating for the growth of developing nations, which will play a part in the international marketplace. Legislation includes:

* Iran Counter-Proliferation Act of 2007 (H.R. 1400) is aimed at increasing economic and political pressure on Iran to persuade Tehran to end its nuclear program. The legislation closes loopholes in existing sanctions law, strengthens U.S. tools to cut off funds to Iran's nuclear program and prohibits U.S. nuclear cooperation with those aiding Iran's atomic efforts.

* H.R.937 withholds United States contributions to the United Nations Development Program until they can enforce their rules regarding financing, staffing, accounting and auditing of its program in North Korea right and until there can be a full investigation of what happened in previous years.

* H.R.225 withholds United States funding from the United Nations Human Rights Council. The bill expresses the sense of Congress that the United States should not support the Council and should withhold funding from it. As you know, the UN Human Rights Council has been plagued by scandal and has allowed countries such as Sudan (with vast atrocities of human rights) to sit on the Council, while not allowing for the full participation of Israel.


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