Genocide in Sudan
Hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians have died and millions have been displaced because of the conflict in Darfur. As a member of the House Sudan Caucus, I have joined with many of my colleagues in efforts to end the violence in this region and to provide assistance to the victims of the warfare. We must do everything possible to end this horrific genocide.
H.R. 180, H.R. 6140, The Darfur Accountability and Divestment Act
H. Res. 422, Calling on the Government of the People's Republic of China to use its unique influence and economic leverage to stop genocide and violence in Darfur, Sudan.
H. Res. 726, Calling on the President of the United States and the international community to take immediate steps to respond to and prevent acts of rape and sexual violence against women and girls in Darfur, Sudan, eastern Chad and the Central African Republic.
H. Res. 740, Condemning in the strongest terms the attacks on African Union peacekeepers that occurred in Haskanita, Darfur, Sudan, on September 29, 2007.
H. Con. Res. 7, The Darfur Partners for Peace Act of 2007
April 30, 2007: Joined a letter to President Hu Jintao (China) urging him to use his influence to stop the atrocities in Darfur.
July 11, 2007: Joined a letter to President Bush urging him to assist the International Criminal Court (ICC) to hold those responsible for genocide in Darfur accountable.
July 31, 2007: Joined a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon urging him to designate sufficient personnel and resources to achieve objectives in Darfur.
January 30, 2008: Joined a letter to President Bush urging a strengthened diplomatic commitment to restore stability to Sudan and surrounding region.
February 4, 2008: Joined a letter to President Hu of China pressing for greater action to address the genocide in Darfur, Sudan
June 13, 2008: Joined a letter to Secretary Rice urging continued funding for the humanitarian air service in Sudan.
July 29, 2008: Joined a letter to President Bush regarding China’s violation of the small arms embargo in Sudan.
H.R. 1424, The Darfur Genocide Accountability Act
H.R. 3127, The Darfur Peace and Accountability Act
H.R. 6140, The Darfur Accountability and Divestment Act
H. Res. 723, A resolution urging the President to take immediate steps to help improve the security situation in Darfur with a specific emphasis on civilian protections
H. Res. 992, A resolution urging the President to appoint a Presidential Special Envoy for Sudan.
October 26, 2005: Joined a letter to Secretary of State Rice requesting clarification of U.S. policy toward Sudan.
November 17, 2005: Joined a letter to President Bush urging him to support the African Union mission in Darfur.
January 23, 2006: Joined a letter to Secretary of State Rice expressing concerns about Sudanese refugees in Egypt.
February 8, 2006: Joined a letter to President Bush urging swift leadership by the United States at the UN Security Council regarding Sudan.
April 6, 2006: Joined a letter to Secretary of State Rice urging her to appoint a special envoy for Sudan.
April 12, 2006: Joined a letter to President Bush urging him to engage China in international efforts to end the genocide in Darfur.
June 1, 2006: Joined a letter to USAID regarding the World Food Program shortages in Darfur.
June 16, 2006: Joined a letter to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan calling on UN member states to fully fund the World Food Program’s Emergency Operation in Sudan.
June 27, 2006: Joined a letter to President Bush expressing concern about the ongoing atrocities in Darfur.