Tag: human rights

Marco Rubio, Chris Smith Tell Biden Don’t Abandon Human Rights for a Climate Deal...

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-NJ, the lead Republicans on the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), sent a letter to President Joe Biden expressing their concern that...

Marco Rubio: State Department Should Reveal Human Rights Abusers Barred From Entering the U.S.

U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin brought out the “Revealing and Explaining Visa Exclusions for Accountability and Legitimacy (REVEAL) Act” with Rubio as a co-sponsor. They noted that, as of now, the White House and U.S. State Department “generally keeps the identities of these individuals confidential, preventing public ‘naming and shaming’ that would increase the deterrent effect of visa sanctions.”

Marco Rubio: State Department Report Shows Human Rights Are Under Assault Around the World

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., issued a statement after the U.S. State Department published its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
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Marco Rubio Helps Get Resolution Condemning Violence in Anglophone Cameroon Through Senate

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced the resolution back in September. 

Marco Rubio Adds Provisions to Omnibus to Help Tibet, Look at China’s Actions in...

Rubio and U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oreg., backed including a provision “that requires the Secretary of State to determine, within 90 days after enactment, whether the persecution of Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, and members of other Muslim minority groups in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) constitutes atrocities." Earlier in the year, Rubio and U.S. Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass., included similar language in their “Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.”

Marco Rubio Urges Trump Administration to Sanction Russia Over Poisoning of Alexei Navalny

In a letter to U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Treasury Sec. Steven Mnuchin, the senators urge for the use of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act, the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, and/or the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act to hold those involved in Navalny’s poisoning accountable, and to deter future attacks.

Rick Scott Continues to Call on IOC to Move 2022 Olympic Games Out of...

For more than a year, Scott has been calling on the IOC to stand up for freedom and urge Communist China to stop violating human rights, or find a new home for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

Rick Scott Calls on NBA, Media and Business Leaders to Stand Up Against China’s...

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to leaders of NBA teams, Fortune 500 companies, the United Nations, and media urging them to use their respective roles to put human rights over profits, and stand with the Uyghurs and Hong Kongers living under the oppression of Communist China and General Secretary Xi Jinping.

Rick Scott Wants a Meeting With IOC to Talk About 2022 Olympics in China

For almost a year, Scott has been urging the IOC to reconsider its decision to host the 2022 Winter Olympics in Communist China as General Secretary Xi Jinping commits genocide against the Uyghurs in Xinjiang and restricts the human rights of Hong Kongers.

Mario Diaz-Balart Calls on Mike Pompeo to Increase Efforts to Bring Democracy and Human...

I write to express my profound concern regarding human rights abuses and danger posed to the Nicaraguan people by the Ortega regime’s appalling lack of transparency. For this reason, I respectfully request, within all applicable rules and regulations, that you consider increasing efforts to promote democracy and human rights within Nicaragua, while working with independent human rights groups to gather accurate information.
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Ted Deutch, Joe Wilson Bring Out Resolution Supporting Iran Protesters

Deutch, one of the leading critics in his party of then-President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, teamed up with U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC, the top Republican on the subcommittee, to weigh in on the proposal on Tuesday. 
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Marco Rubio, Lois Frankel Want State Department to Push Saudi Arabia on Human Rights

Rubio and Frankel wrote U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo on the matter on Monday. Besides the two members of the Florida delegation, U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Mary., and U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., led the letter.