HUA welcomes House passage of Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act
July 18, 2018
Humanity United Action welcomes the passage of the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (H.R. 3030) by the House of Representatives. This bill provides critical training to foreign service officers to better identify and address potential atrocities or violence. The bill also establishes a coordinated federal policy across the U.S. government for preventing genocide and other mass atrocities.
Humanity United Action applauds Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO), Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY), and Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) for their work championing this legislation. Last month, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee also acted to pass its version of the bill out of committee, and we hope Congress continues to work together to ensure this important bill is passed into law.
Read more about the bill and Humanity United Action’s efforts to address violence and mass atrocities from Humanity United Action’s President Randy Newcomb in The Hill: Preventing conflicts and atrocities must be our legacy.