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September 2021

Date Title
9/17/21 Chair Meeks Statement on Biden Administration EO on Ethiopia Sanctions Regime
9/15/21 Meeks Issues Statement on the Anniversary of the Signing of the “Abraham Accords”
9/14/21 Meeks Issues Statement on Admin Placing Human Rights Conditions on Part of Egypt’s Security Aid
9/13/21 Chairman Meeks’ Remarks at Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on Afghanistan
9/7/21 Chairman Meeks Releases September HFAC Schedule

August 2021

Date Title
8/31/21 Meeks, McCaul, Deutch, Wilson Issue Statement on Recent Developments in Tunisia
8/30/21 Meeks, McCaul Urge Biden Administration to Prioritize Securing the Release of American Citizens Unjustly Imprisoned in Iran
8/26/21 Chairman Meeks’ Statement on Bombing at Kabul Airport
8/25/21 Chairmen Meeks and Menendez Joint Statement on Fourth Anniversary of Rohingya Genocide
8/25/21 Meeks Issues Statement After Classified Briefings on Situation in Afghanistan
8/24/21 Meeks, Bass Praise Peaceful Transition of Power in Zambia
8/17/21 Chairman Meeks to Hold Hearing on Situation in Afghanistan
8/17/21 Meeks, McCaul, Sires and Green Issue Statement on Haitian Earthquake Recovery Efforts
8/15/21 Chair Meeks Issues Statement on Afghanistan
8/14/21 Meeks Issues Statement on the Earthquake in Haiti
8/6/21 Meeks Issues Statement on Escalating Violence in Ethiopian Civil War
8/6/21 Meeks, McCaul and Bipartisan Group of HFAC Members Issue Statement ahead of Polish Parliament Vote on Press Freedom

July 2021

Date Title
7/26/21 Meeks, Deutch Issue Statement on Developments in Tunisia
7/23/21 Meeks Issues Statement on Today’s Presidential Delegation to Haiti
7/22/21 Meeks Issues Statement After Meeting with King of Jordan
7/21/21 Meeks, Sires Congratulate Peru on Completion of Successful Presidential Elections
7/15/21 Chair Meeks Issues Statement on EAGLE Act Passage
7/13/21 Meeks Issues Statement After Returning from Bipartisan CODEL to Middle East
7/12/21 Meeks Issues Statement on Protests in Cuba
7/12/21 Meeks, McCaul Request State to Speed the Processing of Passport Applications
7/12/21 Meeks Issues Statement on Protests in Cuba
7/9/21 Meeks, McCaul, Bass and Smith Issue Statement on Ten Year Anniversary of South Sudan’s Independence
7/9/21 Meeks, McCaul Statement on the UN Security Council's Vote to Renew Humanitarian Access to the Syrian People
7/8/21 Meeks, McCaul Statement on the Upcoming United Nations Security Council Vote on Humanitarian Access to the Syrian People
7/8/21 Chairman Meeks Announces July HFAC Schedule
7/7/21 Meeks Issues Statement on the Assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse
7/5/21 Meeks Announces Congressional Delegation to the Middle East

June 2021

Date Title
6/29/21 Meeks Issues Statement After Committee Hearing on Conflict in Ethiopia
6/28/21 Joint Statement on the Aerial Bombardment of Civilians in Togoga
6/26/21 Meeks, McCaul, Sires, Green Issue Statement Condemning Assassination Attempt Against Colombia’s President Duque
6/23/21 Meeks, Sires Urge Respect for Democratic Process as Peruvian Presidential Candidate Alleges Fraud
6/22/21 Meeks Remarks at Brookings Event on China
6/17/21 Chairman Meeks Cheers Historic Repeal of 2002 AUMF
6/16/21 Meeks, Keating Issue Statement on President Biden’s Meeting with Vladimir Putin
6/16/21 Meeks, McCaul on Russian Mercenaries in the Central African Republic
6/15/21 Meeks, McCaul, Sires, Green Urge Biden Administration to Sanction Members of Daniel Ortega’s Anti-Democratic Regime
6/14/21 Meeks Issues Statement on the 2021 NATO Summit in Brussels
6/13/21 Chairman Meeks Issues Statement After Conclusion of G7 Summit
6/11/21 Chairman Meeks Issues Statement After Call with Ambassador Fisher
6/7/21 Meeks, McCaul, Bass, Smith Introduce Resolution Condemning Violence and Human Rights Abuses in Ethiopia
6/7/21 Meeks, McCaul Call for Immediate Release of Americans Detained by Burmese Military
6/7/21 Meeks, McCaul, Malinowski, and Gallagher Urge the International Olympic Committee to Consider Alternative Locations for 2022 Beijing Olympics
6/7/21 Meeks, McCaul, Menendez, Risch, Join Biden Administration Push to Restore Cross-border Aid Deliveries in Syria
6/7/21 HFAC and Equality Caucus Urge Continued Inclusion of LGBTQ Concerns in Vice President’s Work in Guatemala
6/6/21 Bipartisan Foreign Affairs Committee Leaders Condemn Ortega’s Assault on Nicaraguan Opposition
6/1/21 Chairman Meeks Announces June HFAC Schedule
6/1/21 Meeks, McCaul Issue Statement on Coup in Mali

May 2021

Date Title
5/28/21 Meeks Issues Statement Regarding Biden's Budget Request
5/27/21 ICYMI: Meeks Remarks on Reinvigorating American Global Leadership in Response to Growing Competition from China
5/25/21 Meeks Issues Statement on Secretary Blinken Traveling to Israel
5/25/21 Meeks Introduces Legislative Package to Renew American Leadership Abroad in Face of China Challenge
5/21/21 Meeks Statement on Nord Stream 2
5/19/21 Meeks, McCaul, Bera, and Chabot Issue Statement Celebrating U.S.-Korea Alliance
5/19/21 Bipartisan Resolution Urging Salvadoran Government to Respect Democratic Institutions Passes the House Foreign Affairs Committee
5/19/21 Meeks, Schiff, Nunes, Introduce HAVANA Act to Provide Benefits to Victims of Anomalous Health Incidents
5/18/21 Meeks, McCaul Issue Statement on Passage of State Department Authorization
5/18/21 Meeks Leads Letter to Sec. Blinken Regarding Worsening Crisis in Lebanon
5/17/21 Meeks, McCaul Send Letter to Blinken on Special Immigrant Visas for Afghans
5/14/21 Meeks Issues Statement Following Call With National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on The Situation in Israel and the Palestinian Territories
5/12/21 Meeks Issues Statement on Hearing with Special Presidential Climate Envoy John Kerry
5/11/21 Meeks, McCaul, Deutch, Wilson Call for End to Houthi Siege of Marib
5/10/21 Meeks, McCaul on the Continued Presence of Eritrean Forces in Tigray
5/7/21 Meeks Issues Statement on Recent Violence in East Jerusalem
5/5/21 Chairman Meeks’ Statement on Venezuela’s National Electoral Council
5/3/21 Chairs Meeks and Sires Condemn President Bukele’s Abuse of Power in El Salvador
5/3/21 Meeks Issues Statement on President Biden Increasing Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2021

April 2021

Date Title
4/30/21 Chairman Meeks Announces May HFAC Schedule
4/26/21 Meeks and Jeffries Co-Lead Letter Condemning Unconstitutional Actions of Haitian President Moïse
4/23/21 Meeks, McCaul Issue Statement Ahead of Albanian Election
4/19/21 Meeks, McCaul Demand Putin Be Held Accountable for Alexey Navalny's Health and Safety in Russian Prison
4/16/21 Meeks Issues Statement on OIG Pompeo Report
4/15/21 Meeks and Keating Issue Statement on Biden Administration’s New Russia Sanctions
4/14/21 Meeks and McCaul Introduce Resolution Condemning Uyghur Genocide in the People’s Republic of China
4/14/21 Meeks Issues Statement on Administration’s Decision to Proceed with UAE Weapons Sales
4/13/21 Meeks and McCaul Statement on the Election Crisis in Somalia
4/13/21 Meeks Issues Statement on Biden Administration’s Plan to Withdraw Remaining U.S. Troops from Afghanistan
4/9/21 Chairman Meeks’ Statement on President Biden’s FY 2022 Foreign Affairs Budget
4/8/21 Helsinki Commission Leaders Commemorate International Roma Day with Senate and House Resolutions
4/7/21 Meeks Issues Statement on the Resumption of Aid to the Palestinian People
4/6/21 Meeks Issues Statement on the Crisis in Mozambique
4/5/21 Meeks, Jeffries Requested GAO Report on Haiti Reconstruction After 2010 Earthquake Published
4/2/21 Meeks Issues Statement on Killing of Unarmed Civilians in Tigray, Ethiopia
4/2/21 Meeks, Keating Issue Statement on Anniversary of Good Friday Agreement
4/1/21 Chairman Meeks Announces April HFAC Schedule

March 2021

Date Title
3/30/21 Meeks, McCaul Lead Letter to Secretary Blinken Urging Accountability Over Crisis in Ethiopia
3/28/21 Chairman Meeks Issues Statement Following Military Crackdown in Burma
3/25/21 Chairman Meeks Issues Statement Condemning Missile Test by North Korea
3/25/21 Chairman Meeks Issues Statement Following Passage of 2002 AUMF Repeal out of Committee
3/24/21 Meeks, Durbin Statements on GAO Report on U.S. Firearms Trafficking to Mexico
3/24/21 Meeks, McCaul Statement on Belarus’ Freedom Day
3/23/21 Meeks, McGovern Issue Joint Statement on Congressional War Powers Hearings
3/23/21 Chairman Meeks Statement on Sri Lanka Resolution at U.N. Human Rights Council
3/22/21 Meeks Issues Statement Supporting Coordinated Sanctions Against Chinese Officials Over Uighur Human Rights Abuses
3/18/21 Chairman Meeks Remarks for Foreign Affairs COVID Hearing
3/17/21 Meeks, McCaul Issue Joint Statement on the Conflict and Humanitarian Crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region