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Public Statements

Date Title Officials Location
July 30, 2014 Chairman Menendez Statement on Administration's Announcements of Visa Restrictions against Human Rights Abusers in Venezuela Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
July 29, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Vietnam Must End Human Rights Abuses Before Entering Trans-Pacific Partnership Rep. Christopher Smith Washington, DC
July 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Deep Concern over Deterioration of Democracy, Rule of Law, Human Rights in Venezuela Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
July 8, 2014 Sens. Paul and Booker Introduce Criminal Justice Reform Legislation Sen. Cory Booker Washington, DC
July 2, 2014 Payne Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act Rep. Donald Payne Newark, NJ
June 26, 2014 Smith Introduces Torture Victims Relief Bill on Int'l Day to Honor Victims Rep. Christopher Smith Washington, DC
June 23, 2014 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2015 Rep. Rush Holt Washington, DC
June 20, 2014 House Passes Holt Amendments to Protect Intelligence Whistleblowers, End Backdoor Survellance Rep. Rush Holt Washington, DC
June 12, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Enact More Humane Immigration Deportation and Detention Policy Rep. Rush Holt Washington, DC
May 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras Rep. Donald Payne Washington, DC
May 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras Rep. William Pascrell Washington, DC
May 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras Rep. Rush Holt Washington, DC
May 29, 2014 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015 Rep. Scott Garrett Washington, DC
May 28, 2014 International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 Amendment Rep. Christopher Smith Washington, DC
May 28, 2014 Venezuelan Human Rights and Democracy Protection Act Rep. Christopher Smith Washington, DC
May 23, 2014 USA Freedom Act Rep. Rush Holt Washington, DC
May 22, 2014 Congressman Sires Supports Legislation to Protect Privacy Rights Rep. Albio Sires Washington, DC
May 22, 2014 USA Freedom Act Rep. Frank LoBiondo Washington, DC
May 22, 2014 Letter to Thein Sein, President of Burma - Regarding Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
May 20, 2014 Belarus Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
May 9, 2014 Chairman Menendez Statement on Attack against Leading Human Rights Activist in Pakistan Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
May 8, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee - Venezuela Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
May 5, 2014 Chairman Menendez Reacts to Human Rights Watch Report Detailing Abuses, Violations by Venezuelan Security Forces Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
April 9, 2014 Senate Passes Rubio, Cardin, Menendez, Corker Resolution Urging Greater Freedom Of Press In China Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
April 7, 2014 Letter to Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - No Fly Lists Rep. William Pascrell Washington, DC
April 4, 2014 Congressman Sires' Statement on USAID's Cuba Twitter Program Rep. Albio Sires Washington, DC
April 3, 2014 Kirk and Menendez Introduce Senate Resolution Commemorating the Armenian Genocide Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
March 31, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader, Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee - Voting Rights Act Rep. Rush Holt Washington, DC
March 31, 2014 Sens. Menendez, Reid on Republicans Denying Cesar Chavez A Deserving Honor Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
March 31, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader, Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee - Voting Rights Act Rep. Donald Payne Washington, DC
March 31, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader, Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee - Voting Rights Act Rep. Frank Pallone Washington, DC
March 31, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House, Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader, Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee - Voting Rights Act Rep. Albio Sires Washington, DC
March 28, 2014 Sen. Menendez Introduces Cesar Chavez Resolution Sen. Robert Menendez Newark, NJ
March 27, 2014 Chairman Menendez Statement on UN Human Rights Council Vote on Sri Lanka Reconciliation Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
March 27, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Improve the Voting Rights Amendment Act Rep. Frank Pallone Washington, DC
March 27, 2014 Chairman Menendez Statement on Venezuela Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
March 27, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Improve the Voting Rights Amendment Act Rep. Rush Holt Washington, DC
March 26, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Highlight Human Rights in Saudi Arabia Rep. Christopher Smith Washington, DC
March 26, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Highlight Human Rights in Saudi Arabia Rep. Rush Holt Washington, DC
March 25, 2014 Holt Statement on Reported White House Plan to Limit Domestic Surveillance Rep. Rush Holt Washington, DC
March 22, 2014 Chairman Menendez Remarks at German Marshall Fund's Brussels Forum Sen. Robert Menendez Brussels, BE
March 19, 2014 Letter to Navanethem Pillay, High Commissioner for Human Rights - Support for Resolution That Includes an International Investigation in Sri Lanka for Crimes Committed During That Country's Civil War Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
March 11, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States - Do More To Fight Sex Trafficking Rep. Leonard Lance Unknown
March 11, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States - Do More To Fight Sex Trafficking Rep. Christopher Smith Unknown
Feb. 25, 2014 Cardin, Rubio, Menendez and Corker Urge Greater Freedom of the Press in China Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
Feb. 19, 2014 Chairman Menendez Condemns Violence in Ukraine Sen. Robert Menendez Bogota, Columbia
Jan. 29, 2014 Supporting the Democratic Aspirations of the People of Ukraine Rep. Christopher Smith Washington, DC
Jan. 27, 2014 Hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations Subcommittee - International Human Trafficking at Major Sporting Events including the 2014 Super Bowl Rep. Christopher Smith Washington, DC
Jan. 24, 2014 Corker Endorses Expansion of U.S. Sanctions Against Violence and Suppression of Civil Liberties in Ukraine Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
Jan. 23, 2014 Holt on New NSA Report: "Mass Surveillance of Americans Must End" Rep. Rush Holt West Windsor, NJ
Jan. 17, 2014 Holt: On Surveillance Reform, Obama Offers "Far Less Than Meets the Eye" Rep. Rush Holt Washington, DC
Jan. 17, 2014 Senators Seek Additions to Magnitsky List of Russian Human Rights Abusers Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
Dec. 24, 2013 Letter to Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan - Violence and Security in South Sudan Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
Dec. 19, 2013 Holt Speaks Out on NSA Reform Task Force Rep. Rush Holt West Windsor, NJ
Dec. 12, 2013 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Prevent Human Rights Abusers from Entering the U.S. Rep. Albio Sires Washington, DC
Dec. 11, 2013 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Vietnam Human Rights Abuses Rep. Christopher Smith Washington, DC
Dec. 5, 2013 Chairman Menendez Honors the Life and Legacy of President Nelson Mandela Sen. Robert Menendez Newark, NJ
Dec. 5, 2013 Chairman Menendez Statement on the Ongoing Unrest in Ukraine Sen. Robert Menendez Newark, NJ
Nov. 20, 2013 Business Groups, Veteran Organizations, Disability Advocates Express Support for Disability Treaty Ratification Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
Nov. 20, 2013 Smith a Leader in Effort Calling on Iranian Gov't to Free American Pastor Rep. Christopher Smith Washington, DC
Nov. 20, 2013 Business Groups. Veteran Organizations, Disability Advocates Express Support for Disability Treaty Ratification Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2013 Establishing a Syrian War Crimes Tribunal? Rep. Christopher Smith Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2013 Gueo Feixiong and Freedom of Expression Rep. Christopher Smith Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2013 Smith Guest on BBC to Discuss China's Draconian One-Child Policy & Its Announced Modifications Rep. Christopher Smith Washington, DC
Nov. 15, 2013 China's 'Eased' One-Child Policy Still the Most Draconian in the World Rep. Christopher Smith Washington, DC
Nov. 14, 2013 Payne Presses Administrator Pistole on TSA SPOT Program that Has Led to Racial Profiling at Newark Liberty International Airport Rep. Donald Payne Washington, DC
Nov. 8, 2013 The Press Rep. Rush Holt Unknown
Nov. 5, 2013 Hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee - Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
Oct. 25, 2013 Menendez Comments on Vice President Biden Meeting with Cuban Human Rights Activist Berta Soler Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
Oct. 7, 2013 Chairmen Menendez Commends Passage of Senate Resolution Expressing Concern About Political Situation in Venezuela Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
Sept. 16, 2013 Reps. Mike Thompson, Frank LoBiondo, Luis Gutierrez, J. Randy Forbes Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Oversight, Improve Accountability of Intelligence Community Rep. Frank LoBiondo Washington, DC
Sept. 13, 2013 Newsletter - Back Doors Rep. Rush Holt Unknown
Sept. 9, 2013 The Congressional Black Caucus--African American and the Labor Movement Rep. Donald Payne Washington, DC
Sept. 5, 2013 Holt: In Its Zeal to Spy, the NSA May Be Leaving Americans Less Secure Rep. Rush Holt Washington, DC
Aug. 30, 2013 Newsletter - Syria Rep. Rush Holt Unknown
Aug. 29, 2013 E-Newsletter - 8/29/13 Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen Unknown
Aug. 28, 2013 Sires Statement on the 50th Anniversary of March on Washington Rep. Albio Sires Washington, DC
Aug. 28, 2013 Roll Call - Democrats Mark March Anniversary With Call to Action Rep. Donald Payne Unknown
Aug. 19, 2013 Rep. Lance Calls for Reforms of NSA Rep. Leonard Lance Flemington, NJ
Aug. 13, 2013 Letter to Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan - Human Rights Improvement in South Sudan Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
Aug. 9, 2013 NSA's Intelligence Operations Must Follow the Constitution Rep. Rush Holt Washington, DC
Aug. 2, 2013 One Year After Oak Creek Attacks, Members of Congress Commend FBI and Department of Justice for Groundbreaking Decision to Begin Tracking Hate Crimes Against Sikh, Hindu and Arab-Americans Rep. William Pascrell Washington, DC
Aug. 1, 2013 House Passes Smith's Vietnam Human Rights Bill Rep. Christopher Smith Washington, DC
July 31, 2013 Vietnam Human Rights Act of 2013 Rep. Christopher Smith Washington, DC
July 26, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Limitations of NSA Rep. Frank Pallone Washington, DC
July 26, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Limitations of NSA Rep. William Pascrell Washington, DC
July 26, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Limitations of NSA Rep. Donald Payne Washington, DC
July 24, 2013 Senator Menendez Speaks about Diversity, Immigration at Center for American Progress Event Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
July 24, 2013 Holt Introduces "Surveillance State Repeal Act" Rep. Rush Holt Washington, DC
July 22, 2013 Congressional Black Caucus Rep. Donald Payne Washington, DC
July 3, 2013 NJ.com - Democratic, Community Leaders Blast U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights Act Sen. Cory Booker Newark, NJ
June 25, 2013 Payne Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Voting Rights Act Rep. Donald Payne Washington, DC
June 25, 2013 Pallone: Supreme Court Ruling is a Blow to Voting Rights and Access Rep. Frank Pallone Washington, DC
June 25, 2013 Holt Decries Supreme Court Ruling on Voting Rights Rep. Rush Holt Washington, DC
June 12, 2013 Holt Statement on Domestic Surveillance Revelations Rep. Rush Holt Washington, DC
May 20, 2013 Hearing of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations - Advocating for American Jacob Ostreicher's Freedom after Two Years in Bolivian Detention Rep. Christopher Smith Washington, DC
May 14, 2013 Pascrell Statement on DOJ Monitoring of AP Phone Lines Rep. William Pascrell Washington, DC
May 13, 2013 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Call for State Department to Address Plight of Chen Gunangcheng & Family Rep. Christopher Smith Washington, DC
May 3, 2013 Menendez Recognizes World Press Freedom Day Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
May 3, 2013 Chairman Robert Menendez Plans to Introduce a Senate Resolution Marking World Press Freedom Day Sen. Robert Menendez Washington, DC
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