Rep. Richardson Introduces House Resolution Opposing Weapons Sales to Syria by Russian Government: American Syrian Coalition Commends Representatives for Sponsoring HR742

Today the American Syrian Coalition (ASC) commended Rep. Laura Richardson for introducing H. Res. 742, a bipartisan resolution condemning the Russian government for continuing to sell offensive weapons to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, which is using them to violently suppress peaceful demonstrations and protests by innocent Syrian citizens.

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Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 01, 2012

Today the American Syrian Coalition (ASC) commended Rep. Laura Richardson for introducing H. Res. 742, a bipartisan resolution condemning the Russian government for continuing to sell offensive weapons to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, which is using them to violently suppress peaceful demonstrations and protests by innocent Syrian citizens.

Joining Rep. Richardson as original cosponsors of the resolution are Representative Dave Camp (R-MI), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee; Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee; Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN), a senior member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations; Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), a senior member of the Ways and Means Committee; and Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC), Vice Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee.    

A companion resolution was recently introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX); Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-IL); Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA); Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ); and Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH).

SEE: Congresswoman Laura Richardson Introduces Resolution Opposing Weapons Sales to Syria by Russian Government

"The cosponsors of H. R. 742 have made an essential step in the effort towards bringing an end to the brutal Assad regime. We sincerely appreciate their support of the Syrian people and commend their stance for justice, freedom and democracy," said Dr. Yahya Basha, Chairman of United For A Free Syria (UFS).

The ASC was formed in April of 2012 to coordinate the efforts of various Syrian-American groups. The coalition's members are: the Syrian Emergency Task Force, the Syrian American Council, United for a Free Syria, and the Syrian Expatriates Organization.

UFS is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting democracy, freedom and dignity for the Syrian people. UFS works to ensure that Syria becomes a thriving democracy and a model for its neighbors in the region.


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