House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed three suspensions condemning terrorism, genocide, and violence against peaceful protesters.
“Our values of freedom, equality, and opportunity keep us in the light — even when our enemies cower in the darkness. We stand with our allies at home and abroad in condemning violence and attacks against these values and against innocent people. I applaud Chairman Royce and the Foreign Affairs Committee for their continued efforts to combat political violence everywhere.”
NOTE: Today the House passed:
- H.Res.354 — Condemning the violence against peaceful protestors outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence on May 16, 2017, and calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice and measures to be taken to prevent similar incidents in the future, as amended (Introduced by Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA))
- H.R.390 — Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act of 2017, as amended (Introduced by Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ))
- H.Res.355 — Condemning in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in Manchester, United Kingdom, on May 22, 2017, expressing heartfelt condolences, and reaffirming unwavering support for the special relationship between our peoples and nations in the wake of these attacks