Hultgren pushes Trump to delay sanction relief for Sudan
U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) helped pen a recent letter urging President Donald Trump to hold off on lifting sanctions on Sudan, according to a press release.
The White House was weighing whether to maintain a cessation of sanctions that was enacted in January before former President Barack Obama left office. Hultgren and others were asking for a delay until the State Department and National Security Council are fully staffed with a special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan who can perform a review. The delay would last up to a year.
Hultgren co-chairs the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission with Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA).
“At our April Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission hearing on Sudan and sanctions, we heard first-hand from experts who were troubled by the negative consequences that could follow by prematurely lifting sanctions on this repressive regime,” Hultgren said in a statement. “This bipartisan letter reaffirms congressional commitment to ensure Sudan improves its human-rights record before the United States lifts sanctions.”
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