Wednesday, February 1, 2017


Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 11:30AM, Members of the U.S. House of Representatives will hold a forum to examine and discuss President Donald Trump’s recent Muslim and refugee ban Executive Order entitled, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” and the ensuing actions taken by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State to implement the order.

WHO:            Members of Congress
·        Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
·        Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer
·         House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
·         House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-NY) and House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security Ranking Member Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)
·         House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY)
·         House Homeland Security Committee Ranking Member Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS)
·         House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD)
·         House Committee on Veterans Affairs Ranking Member Timothy J. Walz (D-MN)
·         House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA)
·        Additional Members of Congress

·        Khizr Khan, Pakistani-American lawyer and Gold Star Father

·         Thomas Countryman, former Assistant Secretary of State and Retired Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State

·       Michael Breen, President & CEO of the Truman Center and Truman National Security Project
U.S. Army Veteran

·        Andre Segura, Senior Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union

·       Galen Carey, Vice President of Government Relations, National Association of Evangelicals

·       Farah Al Khalifi, Iraqi SIV recipient and U.S. permanent resident
Former interpreter for U.S. military, married to U.S. citizen and Navy officer.

·       Omar Al-muqdad, Syrian refugee journalist and documentary filmmaker
Former political prisoner under the Assad regime
WHEN:        February 2, 2017
                     11:30am – 1:30pm

WHERE:      House Visitor’s Center Room 215 (HVC 215)

RSVP:          Media interested in attending should RSVP to

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