Kenn Starr’s oped in the Washington Post acts as a strong reminder of the importance of passing HR 390 and helpings Christians and others who are still suffering because of ISIS’ genocide. While the House passed the bill unanimously, the Senate Foreign Relations has stalled its approval for far too long. International Christian Concern continues to be a proponent of H.R. 390, as it would bring basic humanitarian aid to thousands of internally displaced persons in Iraq and Syria.
09/12/2017 – washingtonpost – In the wake of the Islamic State’s genocidal practices in Iraq, the plight of religious minorities on the plain of Nineveh continues unabated. But instead of sitting on its hands or issuing well-meaning but toothless resolutions, Congress is now only one step away from providing relief to hundreds of thousands of displaced people — including Christians, Yazidis and Muslims — in war-torn Iraq.
All that remains is for the Senate to act on H.R. 390, the Iraq and Syria Genocide Emergency Relief and Accountability Act, which was sponsored by Rep. Christopher H. Smith (R-N.J.) and Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.) and passed the House of Representatives unanimously on June 6.
Unanimity in the People’s House shows that our government can work effectively in support of worthy and humane causes. The time has now come for the world’s greatest deliberative body to act.