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Draft Report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights

On July 8, 2019, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announced the formation of a Commission on Unalienable Rights. The commission, composed of academics, philosophers, and activists, will provide the Secretary with advice on human rights grounded in our nation’s founding principles and the principles of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On July ...
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New Humanitarian and Health Assistance Bolsters U.S. Leadership in Response to COVID-19

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 15, 2020 The American people’s generosity remains unmatched in the global fight against COVID-19. The Department of State and USAID are providing an additional $208 million in new humanitarian and health assistance to bolster our ongoing response efforts, helping the world’s most vulnerable overcome the devastation ...
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Statement by the President on Hong Kong Autonomy Act

July 14, 2020 Today, I have signed into law H.R. 7440, the “Hong Kong Autonomy Act” (the “Act”).  The Act addresses China’s failure to meet certain obligations under the Sino-British Joint Declaration.  I note, however, that the requirements for a waiver or termination of sanctions under section 8 of the Act could limit my discretion ...
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