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Senate Legislative Update for May 23, 2014

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Human Rights Abuse: This week, Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Missouri) and Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire) worked to help save a woman in Sudan who has been sentenced to death for refusing to recant her Christian faith. The woman is eight months pregnant and has been in jail with her 20-month-old son. The woman’s husband is a U.S. citizen. So far, the senators have not heard back from Secretary of State John Kerry on whether he will respond to this human rights abuse.

For more information, click here.

To read the letter sent to Sec. Kerry, click here.

Take Action: Call Secretary of State John Kerry at 202-647-4000 and urge him to heed the senator’s request and help save this woman from religious persecution.

Nomination of David Barron: The Obama nominee for the first circuit court of appeals was narrowly passed by two votes on Thursday. This nominee drew criticism from both sides for his memo on U.S. drone use overseas. His judicial philosophy was what led Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) to oppose his nomination.

Sen. Rand Paul took to the Senate Floor on Wednesday to shed light on this nominee:



To read CWALAC’s opposition letter, click here.

To see how your senator voted, click here.