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house Bill H.R. 6207

Should Sanctions Against Congolese Officials for Human Rights Abuses Be Codified As Law?

Argument in favor

Congo’s elections have been delayed for two years, causing violence and political unrest in the country, and its president is using violence, coercion, and other unsavory, illegal tactics to hold onto power. Congress needs to pass this bill to protect Congolese citizens and the upcoming election.

Doug's Opinion
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11/28/2018
No President should rule by Executive Order. Congress makes the laws as the legislative branch. The President should execute then, since that is the function of the executive branch. Congress should stop shirking it’s basic duty and enact laws on many topics and pass budgets on time.
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Linda's Opinion
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11/28/2018
When human rights are affected I am of a firm belief that those who committed acts against human rights should be brought to justice, no matter who they are or where they are from.
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Maddogdow's Opinion
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11/28/2018
All of you making comments are the children. I thank our Rep Pittenger and our President for passing this bill..Also, Executive Order is necessary when you have stupid people in another party who refuse to come in by partisan way to pass laws that are important to American people and our well being. You people are being the children. You need to get the books and study our Government..Folks at border are thier illegally. They deserve nothing but jail if they cross over. You people need to grow up! MSG Retired Matthew Dow US Army Airborne/DAV
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Argument opposed

The Trump administration has already expressed its support for sanctions against Congo, levying sanctions against corrupt government officials and others associated with the regime. This bill doesn’t add anything new to existing sanctions.

Marty's Opinion
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11/28/2018
Not until we stop committing human rights abuses in the United States. Tear gassing legal asylum seekers. Children in concentration camps. Bombing citizens in Yemen. We are not a good example for humane rights any longer.
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David 's Opinion
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11/28/2018
Until we stop acting like petulant children in our own backyard, we have no business telling other governments to take the high road.
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PatriotQNV's Opinion
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11/28/2018
Why just Congo? What about china, saudi arabia ect.. until we Americans stop acting like children, we should not tell other countries to take the high road. America should not interfere in the soverignty of another nation as we dont want other nations interfering with ours.
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    No President should rule by Executive Order. Congress makes the laws as the legislative branch. The President should execute then, since that is the function of the executive branch. Congress should stop shirking it’s basic duty and enact laws on many topics and pass budgets on time.
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    Not until we stop committing human rights abuses in the United States. Tear gassing legal asylum seekers. Children in concentration camps. Bombing citizens in Yemen. We are not a good example for humane rights any longer.
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    Until we stop acting like petulant children in our own backyard, we have no business telling other governments to take the high road.
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    Why just Congo? What about china, saudi arabia ect.. until we Americans stop acting like children, we should not tell other countries to take the high road. America should not interfere in the soverignty of another nation as we dont want other nations interfering with ours.
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    When human rights are affected I am of a firm belief that those who committed acts against human rights should be brought to justice, no matter who they are or where they are from.
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    All of you making comments are the children. I thank our Rep Pittenger and our President for passing this bill..Also, Executive Order is necessary when you have stupid people in another party who refuse to come in by partisan way to pass laws that are important to American people and our well being. You people are being the children. You need to get the books and study our Government..Folks at border are thier illegally. They deserve nothing but jail if they cross over. You people need to grow up! MSG Retired Matthew Dow US Army Airborne/DAV
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    Yes, violations of human rights by anyone, anywhere, is wrong and should be punished.
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    Why just the Congo? Why not also Saudi Arabia, Iran and many others?
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    EXTEND DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO SANCTIONS Congo’s elections have been delayed for two years, causing violence and political unrest in the country, and its president is using violence, coercion, and other unsavory, illegal tactics to hold onto power. Congress needs to pass this bill to protect Congolese citizens and the upcoming election. SneakyPete..... 11*27*28......
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    Makes me wonder what is different about the Congolese and, say, places like North Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Russia? Hmmm. Such a mystery.
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    LET'S NOT TRY TO BECOME THE GLOBAL "SERVE AND PROTECT" FORCE. WE NEED TO CLEAN UP OUR SIDE OF THE STREET FIRST.
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    We don’t have the moral high ground to ask for this right now. Sadly
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    Congo’s elections have been delayed for two years, causing violence and political unrest in the country, and its president is using violence, coercion, and other unsavory, illegal tactics to hold onto power. Congress needs to pass this bill to protect Congolese citizens and the upcoming election.
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    Africa is a much more important region of the world than many people understand. We have many strong, productive allies in the African Union, but Nations like Congo give the region a bad rep. We must hold the Congolese Government accountable, not just by Executive Order, but also through Congressional action and US Law. We can not afford to allow DRC to become another haven for Radical Islamic Terrorism in the region.
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    All human rights have to be protected.
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    Yes but only under United Nation Jurisdiction ......as they have not committed any crimes on US soil.
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    We no longer have the moral authority to criticize let alone sanction other nations. The actions and behaviors of our nation under our current President and his Party have caused us to abdicate ANY right to present ourselves as a moral and ethical model. We have given up our integrity.
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    We should focus on our problems such as supporting racism, xenophobia, homophobia,,licenses to use guns, and better background checks , non support of dictators, a president who lies constantly and only cares about money and does not allow any disagreements, eyc
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    Always.
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    This is totally ridiculous. Unacceptable behavior for a president to act this way. Drunk on power and control. Humans have rights no matter what country they live in. If u have been voted out, leave gracefully. Concerns this could happen here with our cu
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