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U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, introduced the resolution with the support of U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla. Other backers include U.S. Reps. Kathy Manning, D-NC, Peter Meijer, R-Mich., and Joe Wilson, R-SC.
On 21Wilberforce’s International Religious Freedom Congressional Scorecard, which was released last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., garnered the highest score in the U.S. Senate while U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Ill., earned the top score in the U.S. House over then past two years.
This week, the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Caucus on Capitol Hill, led by U.S. Reps. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., and Michael Waltz, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Sec. of State Anthony Blinken to encourage the U.S. State Department to work closely with, and promote the inclusion of, Afghan women leaders and organizations in all future efforts to bring peace, stability, and prosperity to Afghanistan.
The congressmen insisted ending the blockade will boost Yemen’s economy, de-escalate the conflict, and prevent a worsening humanitarian catastrophe.
Back in 2015, then U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., at that time the chairwoman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., then the ranking Democrat on the subcommittee, helped bring the group back.
Deutch, who took over the gavel from then U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., when the Democrats took control of the U.S. House after the 2018 elections, weighed in on why he had tapped Manning for the assignment.
U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-NY, the new chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced his picks to lead the subcommittees last week and retained Deutch.
At the end of last week, Deutch announced that he will continue to serve as the chairman of the committee.
The U.S. Treasury Department hit Mohammad Baseri and Ahmad Khazai from Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) with sanctions on Monday.
Back in September, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., helped launch the task force with legislators from Australia, Canada, Israel and the United Kingdom.
Last week, U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., and Ro Khanna, D-Calif., led a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft calling for the administration to prioritize the worsening humanitarian crisis in Yemen and to support productive measures to expedite needed assistance to the Yemeni people. Deutch is the chairman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee.
Last month, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., who leads the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, and U.S. Rep. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, the top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, teamed up on the bill. U.S. Rep. Max Rose, D-NY, is cosponsoring Deutch’s bill which the Florida congressman’s office defined as a bill “to strengthen the U.S. government’s counter-terrorism efforts against transnational white supremacy and identity groups.”
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