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Issue Position: Foreign Policy, Trade, & Defense - Sudan

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In 2004, the United States Congress declared, in unanimous resolutions, that the atrocities in Darfur, in which as many as 400,000 civilians have been killed and more than 2.5 million displaced, constituted ongoing genocide backed by the Sudanese government.

The United States should be a leader in an international effort to provide the necessary support for humanitarian aid and peacekeeping forces. As a Member of Congress, I have strongly supported efforts to respond to this crisis, including legislation calling on the U.N. Security Council to approve a trained and adequate Darfur peacekeeping mission; an emergency appropriation increasing funding of the African Union peacekeepers by $50 million dollars; and directing the President to block the assets of, and deny visas and U.S. entry to, any individual associated with acts of genocide, war crimes or crimes against humanity in Sudan.

I will continue to support efforts to end the atrocities and provide humanitarian assistance to the people in Darfur.


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