Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

House Foreign Affairs Committee Passes Legislation During Markup Hearing

Mar 15, 2018
Press Release

House Foreign Affairs Committee Passes Legislation During Markup Hearing

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) released the following statement after the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed legislation out of committee during today’s markup hearing.

“As a senior member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, I am grateful that the committee passed H.R. 4681, the No Assistance for Assad Act. This legislation requires that U.S. assistance in Syria go towards territories that are not controlled by Bashar al-Assad and his rogue regime unless fundamental changes occur. The No Assistance for Assad Act highlights Assad’s crimes against the Syrian people, while protecting American resources from abuse.”

Three other pieces of legislation were passed out of the House Foreign Affairs Committee today. H. Res. 644, which strongly condemns slave auctions of refugees and migrants in Libya. H. R. 4744, the Iran Human Rights and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act, imposes additional sanctions on the Government of Iran for serious human rights abuses. H. Con. Res. 111 supports the United Bid Committee’s efforts to bring the 2026 Federation Internationale de Football Association World Cup to Canada, Mexico and the United States.