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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

China Aid

By Rachel Ritchie

(Washington–April 8, 2015) The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations will review H.R. 1150, the Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act, on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

The bill, which was introduced by Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., and Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., on Feb. 27, 2015, aims to update the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 by further developing the government’s ability to combat religious persecution and increasing access to diplomatic training, counter terrorism coordination, and foreign assistance efforts. The bill also extends authorization for the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) until 2021.

Please contact your local representative, requesting that they cosponsor the bill. To view representatives who are already supporting the bill, check the following list of cosponsors:

Robert AderholtVicky HartzlerDana Rohrabacher
Andy BarrGeorge HoldingDennis Ross
Joe BartonRichard HudsonDavid Rouzer
Gus BilirakisTim Hulskamp Austin Scott
Marsha BlackburnRandy HultgrenPete Sessions
Mike BostDavid JoyceJohn Shimkus
Susan BrooksSteve King Chris Stewart
Michael BurgessDoug LambornSteve Stivers
Earl CarterSheila Jackson LeeMarlin Stutzman
John CarterDan LipinskiGlen Thompson
Tom ColeDavid McKinleyDavid Trott
Barbara ComstockMark MeadowsMike Turner
Mike ConawayJohn MicaJuan Vargas
John DelaneyMick MulvaneyTim Wahlberg
Elizabeth EtsyGrace NapolitanoMark Walker
Chuck FleischmannRich NugentJackie Walorski
John FlemingSteve PearceRandy Weber
Bill FloresRobert PittengerDaniel Webster
Randy ForbesJoseph PittsRoger Williams
Jeff FortenberryMike PompeoJoe Wilson
Trent FranksDave ReichertPaul Woodall
Bob GibbsCathy McMorris RodgersTed Yoho
Louie GohmertPhil Roe

To identify your representative, please visit

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—Mrs. Laura Bush

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