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PRESS RELEASE | Sen. Jim Webb to Single-Handedly Kill Legislation Protecting Christians in the Middle East

(Washington, D.C. (July 17, 2012) - International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) is blocking legislation that will create a special envoy to protect the freedoms of religious minorities, including Christians, in the Near East and South Central Asia. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), the co-author of the legislation, has demanded that the hold be lifted—despite strong opposition by the State Department—before the "Middle East [is] emptied of ancient faith communities."

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