02/26/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/26/2021 15:03
Washington, DC - House Foreign Affairs Lead Republican Michael McCaul today submitted two amendments to the reconciliation package after the committee was not able to hold a markup of the International Affairs title of the legislation.
'I am frustrated the Foreign Affairs Committee was shut out of the reconciliation process, especially when Leader Hoyer ensured us this process would be bipartisan and involve all relevant committees. This disenfranchisement of our committee members is not the way we are supposed to operate in Congress. The two commonsense amendments I submitted today would ensure United States leadership around the world is recognized and establish important protections to try and prevent the next pandemic.'
Summary of amendments: