Senator Casey teaming up with Senator Marco Rubio for Syria Democratic Transition Act of 2013
U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Chair of the Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs in the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) announced new legislation called the Syria Democratic Transition Act of 2013.
The legislation would authorize U.S. assistance for Syrian civilians and innocent victims of the conflict, many of whom are women and children. It would also expand sanctions against the government of Bashar al Assad, strengthen U.S. support for democratically-oriented political opposition groups and help ensure stability and security in Syria during and after a political transition.
The Senators discussed their efforts on Tuesday, prior to a Senate Foreign Relations hearing on Syria’s Humanitarian Crisis.
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