Foreign Policy

Supporting Israel's right to self-defense (Rep. Todd Tiahrt)

Just like the United States, Israel has the right to defend itself at any time against terrorist threats. Even more so, they have a right to be pro-active in avoiding such an attack using legal blockades to prevent weapons from reaching Gaza and into the hands of terrorists.


The day of Russia

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Russia as you celebrate the Day of Russia on June 12. This is an occasion to honor your rich history and culture. It is also an opportunity to mark the progress we have made together.


Rubio: U.S. support for Israel must not waver

On June 10, 2010, Rubio delivered these prepared remarks to the Florida regional chapter of the Republican Jewish Coalition:

Today, our nation faces economic and security threats as great as any it has ever confronted.

Over the last sixteen-and-a-half months our current administration has placed our country on a dangerous and unsustainable economic path.


Realistic optimism on Afghanistan (Rep. Larry Kissell)

Last week, we celebrated Memorial Day by remembering the brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. We also paid our respects to the veterans, past and present, who accepted the challenges of military service both at home and abroad.


The greatest casualties of this long war are the children of the world (Rep. Dennis Kucinich)

The War in Afghanistan has now surpassed the number of years we spent in Vietnam, making it the longest war in U.S. history. This grim landmark must serve as an awakening for the human and financial costs of the war. Our continued presence in Afghanistan foments resentment toward us, undermines the human rights of the Afghan people, and places our troops in harm's way.