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Rep. Chris Smith: Why the Tiananmen Square Massacre cannot be forgotten

Communications • June 4, 2014

Rep. Chris Smith represents the 4th district of New Jersey. He is a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and co-chair of the bipartisan U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China. The violent crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations in China forever changed U.S.-China relations and dimmed the hope for democratic reform in China. The Chinese government continues to defend its actions of …

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Accountability > Foreign Policy | Oversight

Read Outs From This Week’s Oversight Hearings

Communications • April 4, 2014

Read Out from the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Hearing: “The GM Ignition Switch Recall: Why Did It Take So Long” Witnesses: Mary Barra, CEO, General Motors David Friedman, Acting Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Key Takeaways: While the committee’s investigation is continuing, it is now clear that both GM and …

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Security > Foreign Policy

Ukraine Background — A Brief Overview

Policy • March 11, 2014

Policy Feature Issue: Ukraine Background – A Brief Overview  Recent developments in Ukraine have caused political, economic, and military turmoil, leading to the collapse of President Viktor Yanukovych’s regime and the emergence of an interim government that appears supportive of necessary reforms and closer integration with the West.  Russian Federation forces have since entered Ukrainian …

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Security > Foreign Policy

Policy Feature Issue: State of the Union – President Obama’s Foreign Policy Strategy: Leading From Behind

Policy • January 29, 2014

Policy Feature Issue: State of the Union – President Obama’s Foreign Policy Strategy: Leading From Behind  As President Obama delivered the State of the Union, minds undoubtedly reflected on the state of America in the international community.  A partial review of the President’s foreign policy record reveals disturbing trends: naiveté; failure to appreciate and adapt …

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Chair McMorris Rodgers Statement on Passing of Ariel Sharon

Communications • January 11, 2014

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement today about the passing of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon:  “Ariel Sharon was a great statesman who finally found rest today after a long, tumultuous life defending his homeland of Israel. First as a general, then cabinet minister and prime minister, Sharon …

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House GOP Leadership Statement on Syria

Communications • August 31, 2013

WASHINGTON  – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) today issued the following joint statement. “Under the Constitution, the responsibility to declare war lies with Congress. We are glad the president is seeking authorization for any military action in Syria …

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