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For too long, U.S. Foreign Policy has been defined by erratic decisions that have upended our traditional alliances and created extreme upheaval. Rash actions, such as rushing into military action without understanding the long-term implications for a particular region, must be prevented. Entanglement in forever wars causes hardship to our service-members and their families, diverts resources for domestic priorities and has too often caused further destabilization of areas around the world. Effective foreign policy requires the United States to take a more proactive and diplomatic role within our global community in promoting peace, creating stabilization through effective foreign aid, protecting human rights, and ensuring open channels of communication with international partners and organizations.

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U.S. Members of Congress Affirm Solidarity and Call for Full and Impartial Investigation on Third Anniversary of the Assassination of Brazilian City Council Member Marielle Franco

March 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today marks the third anniversary of the assassination of Rio de Janeiro City Council member Marielle Franco—a passionate defender of human rights, an Afro-Brazilian, a dissident, and a member of the LGBTQ community. To date, those who ordered her assassination still have not been brought to justice. Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva, Joaquín Castro, David Cicilline, Adriano Espaillat, Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Ilhan Omar, Mark Pocan, and Susan Wild issued the following statement and affirmation of solidarity:

Rep. Grijalva Leads 12 House Colleagues in Letter to Secretary Pompeo Expressing Concern about Political Repression in Ecuador

December 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON–Today, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva led 12 Members of Congress in a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling for a strong denunciation of human rights abuses and political repression by the Ecuadorian government of Lenín Moreno. Additionally, the lawmakers called on “Ecuadorian authorities to ensure free, fair and inclusive elections.” Ecuador’s elections are set to take place on February 7, 2021.

Rep. Grijalva Statement on Mexican President Lopez Obrador’s Visit to the White House

July 8, 2020 Press Release

TUCSON— Today, Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador visited the White House and met with President Trump. Lopez Obrador’s visit comes as both Mexico and the United States have failed to control COVID-19 outbreaks. Although Lopez Obrador rose to power in opposition to Trump?, he has since played along with implementing his policies—particularly the ‘remain in Mexico’ policy that has kept thousands of migrants in dangerous conditions in Mexican border towns as they await their asylum hearings. In response, Rep. Raúl M.

Rep. Grijalva Joins Colleagues in Letter to Secretary Pompeo, Demands Rescission of Discriminatory Pregnancy Visa Rule

March 5, 2020 Press ReleaseRep. Grijalva joined 10 other colleagues in a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressing serious concerns with the Trump Administration’s new immigration policy that restricts women and pregnant persons from obtaining a tourist visa.

Rep. Grijalva Statement on Trump-Kushner-Netanyahu Annexation Plan

January 28, 2020 Press ReleaseToday, President Trump stood alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and announced his long-awaited ?peace plan’ between Israel and Palestine. After the announcement, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva issued the following statement:

Rep. Grijalva Statement on House Passage of War Powers Resolution

January 9, 2020 Press ReleaseToday, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the War Powers Resolution:

Rep. Grijalva Statement on the Killing of Qasem Soleimani

January 3, 2020 Press ReleaseRep. Raúl M. Grijalva issued the following statement after the Pentagon confirmed that a U.S.-led airstrike killed General Qasem Soleimani, the top leader of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC):

Reps. Grijalva, Lee, and Omar Send Letter to U.S. Treasury, Urge Humanitarian Relief on Iranian Sanctions

December 17, 2019 Press ReleaseToday, Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03), Barbara Lee (CA-13), and Ilhan Omar (MN-05) led 14 Members of Congress in a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin expressing deep concern on the impact that U.S. sanctions are having on access to medicine in Iran–particularly for individuals suffering from chronic, advanced, or rare diseases.

Rep. Grijalva Joins Bicameral Congressional Delegation to Madrid for COP25 on Climate Change

December 2, 2019 Press ReleaseWASHINGTON–Rep. Grijalva joined Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a bicameral Congressional Delegation to Madrid, Spain for the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, known as COP25.

Rep. Grijalva Joins in Calls to Stop Illegal “Safe Third Country” Agreement

November 26, 2019 Press ReleaseTUCSON– Today, Rep. Grijalva joined colleagues in sending a letter to the Department of Homeland Security condemning the implementation of the Safe Third Country Agreement between the United States and Guatemala.