Senator Merkley Chairs Hearing on Transnational Repression – Opening Statement

Senator Merkley co-chaired a Congressional-Executive Commission on China hearing titled “Countering China’s Global Transnational Repression Campaign” on September 12, 2023. His opening statement focused on the growing issue of transnational repression and the steps the United States needs to take to address this troubling trend.

Earlier this year, Senator Merkley introduced the bipartisan Transnational Repression Policy Act, which would hold foreign governments and individuals accountable when they stalk, intimidate, or assault people across borders, including within the United States.

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