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PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES OF THE 113th CONGRESS, 2nd SESSION

Vol. 160 Washington, Wednesday, July 9, 2014 No. 106

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CHAIRMAN CARDIN FLOOR STATEMENT ON 2014 OSCE PA ANNUAL SESSION



BEN CARDIN

OF MARYLAND

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


On July 9, 2014, Senator Ben Cardin, Chairman of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and Senator Roger Wicker, Ranking Member of the Commission, held a colloquy on the Senate floor with Senator Tom Harkin to discuss the outcome of the U.S. delegation’s participation at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA) annual session from June 28-July 2 that successfully advanced priority security and human rights initiatives. Key among the U.S. initiatives was a resolution introduced by Chairman Ben Cardin condemning Russia’s violation of international commitments by annexing Crimea and directly supporting separatist conflict in Ukraine.

To watch the colloquy, click here.

To read a press release about the congressional delegation’s trip, click here.





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