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CRAMER: House Passes North Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act of 2017

Sep 25, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer supported a bill this evening to reauthorize several U.S. programs promoting human rights in North Korea.

The North Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act of 2017 (H.R. 2061) would update and reauthorize the 2004 law promoting human rights and freedom in North Korea. “While much of our focus recently has been on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, we cannot forget the fact that the Kim regime is one of world’s biggest human rights violators,” said Cramer. “As the United States and global community continue dealing with Kim Jong Un, we must always make the freedom of the North Korean people a top priority.”

According to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the bill reauthorizes U.S. programs that promote human rights, democracy, and freedom of information in North Korea – including by utilizing modern technology. H.R. 2061 will help expose the North Korean regime’s atrocities to the North Korean people so that they may finally know the truth about this ugly regime.

In the 115th Congress, Cramer has supported the multiple bills and executive orders to tighten economic sanctions on North Korea.