Our nation is facing new and renewed national security challenges. The brutal attacks in Paris and San Bernardino underscore the grave threat posed by Daesh, also known as the Islamic State. President Obama’s multifaceted strategy for confronting this threat has succeeded in recovering more than 40 percent of the territory held by Daesh in Iraq, but we must not relent in our efforts to combat this scourge.
American foreign policy should emphasize our role as a force for global peace and stability and as an exemplar of democratic values. In the current Congress, I serve as co-chair of the House Democracy Partnership, a bipartisan commission of the House of Representatives that provides support to parliaments in developing democracies. I was also instrumental in securing congressional support for the Iran Nuclear Agreement, which I strongly believe will prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, and I have spearheaded successful efforts to improve transparency and accountability for private military contractors.
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RALEIGH, N.C. (Nov. 20, 2018) - On Tuesday, November 20, 2018, Congressman David Price (D-N.C.) released the following statement after the Trump administration issued a release defending Saudi Arabia’s denial of the murder of Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi.
RALEIGH, N.C. (October 26, 2018) - On Friday, October 26, 2018, Congressman David Price (D-N.C.), a member of the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement regarding news that the Trump administration plans to merge the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem—which was established in 1844 and has served as the United States’ principal venue for communication with the Palestinian people and leadership—with the U.S. Embassy in Israel, which was moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, September 28, 2018, Congressman David Price (D-NC), Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT), and Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) were joined by 109 House Democrats in a letter to Secretary Pompeo urging the Trump administration to reverse its decision to end vital U.S. contributions to the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) and to reprogram bilateral foreign aid away from the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Monday, August 6, 2018, Representatives David Price (D-NC) and Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA) sent a letter to President Trump expressing concern that the administration’s recent actions could harm the prospects for peace between Israelis and Palestinians. In their letter, Connolly and Price reiterated longstanding, bipartisan support for a two-state solution to the conflict and urged the Administration to facilitate meaningful engagement between both parties.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 16, 2018) – On Monday, July 16, 2018, Congressman David Price (D-NC) issued the following statement regarding the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 16, 2018) – On Wednesday, May 16, Congressman David Price (D-NC) released the following statement on the violence in Gaza.
“Earlier this week, while the Trump Administration was celebrating its misguided and provocative decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, Israeli security forces killed dozens of Palestinian protesters and injured more than 2,500 just a few miles away.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives David Price (NC-04), John Yarmuth (KY-03), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Lloyd Doggett (TV-35), Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Steve Cohen (TN-09), Peter Welch (VT-AL), Gerry Connolly (VA-11), and Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) released the statement below regarding the ongoing violence in Gaza:
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Apr. 14, 2018) – On Saturday, April 14, 2018, Congressman David Price (D-NC) released the following statement after President Trump launched military airstrikes against the Syrian regime, following a brutal chemical weapons attack on civilians.
WASHINGTON (Feb. 20, 2018) – Today, Congressman David Price (D-NC) and Congressman Pete Olson (R-TX), co-chairs of the Congressional Moldova Caucus, introduced a bipartisan House Resolution supporting enhanced relations between the United States and the Republic of Moldova and affirming U.S. support for Moldovan territorial integrity.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 6, 2017) – On Wednesday, December 6, Representatives David Price (D-NC), Peter Welch (D-VT), John Yarmuth (D-KY), Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) issued the following joint statement following the announcement that President Trump will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.