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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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January 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC (January 9, 2020) - On Thursday, January 9, 2020, Congressman David Price (D-NC), a longtime proponent of peace in the Middle East, voted in favor of H. Con. Res. 83, a War Powers Resolution that constrains President Trump’s ability to launch attacks against Iran without congressional approval. He released the following statement on passage of the resolution: 

January 3, 2020 Press Release

RALEIGH, NC (January 3, 2020) – Today, Congressman David Price (NC-04) issued the following statement after President Trump ordered a targeted strike on Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in Iraq:

November 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC (November 18, 2019) – On Monday, November 18, 2019, Representatives David Price (NC-04), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), John Yarmuth (KY-03), Gerry Connolly (VA-11), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Peter Welch (VT-At Large), Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), Lloyd Doggett (TX-35), and Earl Blumenauer (OR-3) released the following statement on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement that the Trump administration would no longer consider Israeli settlements built in disputed territory to be against international law:

July 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – As tensions rise with Iran, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), Congressman David Price (D-NC), and Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) introduced a resolution to urge the Trump administration to re-enter the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear agreement.

In addition to rejoining the JCPOA, the resolution encourages the Trump administration to engage in immediate de-escalation measures and to use sustained diplomacy as a tool to address other challenges with Iran.

July 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 12, 2019) —Today, two amendments offered by Congressman David Price (D-NC) were passed by the U.S.

May 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC (May 8, 2019) – Congressman David Price (D-NC) released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the Trump administration abandoning the agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear weapons capabilities:

November 20, 2018 Press Release

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.

October 29, 2018 Press Release

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.

October 2, 2018 Press Release

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.

August 8, 2018 Press Release

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.