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Tuesday, December 6, 2016
CORKER PRAISES COMMITTEE PASSAGE OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM BILL
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today praised committee passage of H.R.1150, the Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act. The committee-approved legislation seeks to advance religious freedom through enhanced diplomatic and foreign assistance efforts, including improved training for foreign service officers and greater flexibility for responding to cases of religious persecution.
“This bill will help ensure that defending religious freedom remains at the core of our engagement in even the most repressive parts of the world and that we have the most effective policies in place to be successful,” said Corker. “I am proud of the unanimous support this legislation received in our committee and will push for timely consideration on the Senate floor.”