JANUARY 09, 2019
Cardin-Boozman Bill Advancing Women’s Economic Empowerment Signed into Law
WASHINGTON — The Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment (WEEE) Act, legislation introduced in the Senate by Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and John Boozman (R-Ark.) that seeks to eliminate global gender-related barriers and empower female entrepreneurs around the world, was signed into law today.
“Investing in women creates a positive cycle of change that can lift women, families, communities and entire countries out of poverty,” said Cardin, ranking member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee and a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “I believe in the power of women to change the world, and I am proud that our leadership on this new, bipartisan law will empower women entrepreneurs and sharpen our diplomatic and development tools to better fight global poverty and injustice.”
“Providing women access to tools for economic success supports global prosperity. The WEEE Act empowers women to gain control of their financial futures while simultaneously facilitating improvements in their homes and communities. I’m proud to have led the effort in the Senate to help level the economic playing field for women around the world and I appreciate the tremendous support we received from many in the public and non-profit sectors to help this critical legislation become law,” Boozman said. more.....
U.S. designates Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps as foreign terrorist organization, on Apr 8, 2019
Bipartisan Senators voice support for Iranian people’s demand for regime change, democracy and freedom in Iran, March 19, 2018
Senate Speech by Senator Jeanne Shaheen at Iranian opposition
Nowruz celebration in U.S. Senate,March 19, 2018
U.N. Ambassador Nikki Hailey on Iran Protests.
Members of Congress React to Iran Protests
Students attend a Dec. 30, 2017, protest inside Tehran University. This photo was taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran.
As thousands of Iranians staged rallies across the country to protest economic hardship and anger at the country's government...more....
Corker, Cardin Introduce Resolution on Protests in Iran
Resolution Expresses Support for Rights of Iranian People, Condemns Regime for Ongoing Abuses
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today introduced a Senate resolution expressing support for the rights of the Iranian people to have their voices heard and condemning the Iranian regime for its long history of human rights abuses. The resolution encourages the U.S. to work to convene emergency sessions at the United Nations to condemn the ongoing human rights violations perpetrated by the government of Iran and establish a mechanism for monitoring such violations. Cosponsors of the resolution include Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.).
The resolution as introduced is available here.
The Christmas and New Year 2018 Message of Maryam Rajavi
On the eve of birthday of the holly Jesus Christ, and on the occasion of the upcoming New Year 2018. Maryam Rajavi the president elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran sent a message to all the Christians in Iran and all over the world, the following is the full text of the message:
Fellow Christian compatriots,.more...
Cardin Supports Iranian People in Pursuit of Fundamental Rights
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement Tuesday amid ongoing protests in Iran:more....
Scenes from deadly protests in Iran
Unrest in Iran erupted for a sixth-straight day Tuesday as demonstrators protest the countries economic troubles.
February 21, 2017
Cardin, Schumer, Senate Democrats Introduce Iran Sanctions Extension
WASHINGTON – Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Ben Cardin (D-MD), Senate Democratic Policy Committee Chair Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), and 12 other Senate Democrats introduced legislation yesterday to renew the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996, which is set to expire at the end of this year. more...
February 21, 2017
OIAC Welcomes Letter By 22 Bipartisan U.S. Senators To President Donald Trump
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2017:
Organization of Iranian American Communities (OIAC) welcomes the letter by 22 bipartisan U.S. Senators to President Donald Trump, demanding that the Administration hold Iran accountable more...