The State Department is reviewing aid to the impoverished East African nation.
Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) condemned Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni Monday for signing the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
“The rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons are universal human rights and deserve to be respected around the world,” Coons said Monday. “The shameful Anti-Homosexuality Bill that President Museveni signed into law today goes far beyond discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.”
Senators will follow House members' lead this week and seek to make it easier for American parents to get their children back when they're taken abroad by other family members.
“The Dalai Lama is a political exile who has long been engaged in anti-China separatist activities under the cloak of religion,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a statement Friday.
The House on Monday voted overwhelmingly to pass a non-binding resolution that calls on Ukraine to stop all government violence against peaceful demonstrators calling for democratic reforms.
Critics say the bill allows Israel to discriminate against Arab-Americans and Israel critics.
“We remain deeply concerned about the ongoing lack of freedom of expression and press freedom in Egypt,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. “The government's targeting of journalists and others on spurious claims is wrong and demonstrates an egregious disregard for the protection of basic rights and freedoms.”
“New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has put in place a robust anti-human trafficking plan,” Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) said during a hearing on trafficking at major sporting events.
Leahy said the U.S. isn't living up to its international treaty obligations.
“Particularly notable were developments in Egypt, which endured across-the-board reversals in its democratic institutions following a military coup,” Freedom House says in the 41st edition of its report.