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  • Letter from Reps. Dan Burton (R-Indiana), Henry Hyde (R-Illinois), Tom Davis (R-Virginia), and Mark Souder (R-Indiana), June 7, 2006
    • CIP's point-by-point response, June 8, 2006
  • Speech by Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pennsylvania), April 25, 2006
  • Memo (and response from CIP) from Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-New York), April 6, 2006
  • [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format] "'Plan Colombia': Elements for Success," staff report of Senate Foreign Relations Committee, December 29, 2005
  • Speech by Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-Arizona), June 28, 2005
  • Press Release from Reps. Dan Burton (R-Indiana) and Mark Souder (R-Indiana), June 16, 2005
  • Letter to Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-California) from Reps. Henry Hyde (R-Illinois), Tom Davis (R-Virginia), Dan Burton (R-Indiana), and Mark Souder (R-Indiana), May 13, 2005
  • Statement by Sen. John Kerry, October 15, 2004
  • Letter to USAID Administrator Andrew Natsios from nine Republican members of Congress, September 22, 2004 (an identical letter went to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Anne Veneman) [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]
  • Speech by Sen. John Warner (R-Virginia), June 23, 2004.
  • Speech by Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), June 23, 2004.
  • Speech by Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minnesota), June 23, 2004.
  • Speech by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), June 23, 2004.
  • Speech by Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minnesota), June 23, 2004.
  • Speech by Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-Arizona), July 23, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. Cass Ballenger (R-North Carolina), July 23, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. Mark Souder (R-Indiana), July 23, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. John Mica (R-Florida) July 23, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. William Delahunt (D-Massachusetts) July 23, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Illinois), July 23, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. John Mica (R-Florida), July 23, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. Tom Davis (R-Virginia), July 23, 2003
  • Speech by Sen. Bill Frist (R-Tennessee), July 14, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. John Boozman (R-Arkansas), July 8, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. Mark Souder (R-Indiana), July 8, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. Jerry Weller (R-Illinois), July 8, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. Mark Souder (R-Indiana), July 8, 2003
  • Statement by Rep. Tom Davis (R-Virginia), July 8, 2003
  • Statement by Rep. Jim Gibbons (R-Nevada), July 8, 2003
  • Statement by Rep. Porter Goss (R-Florida), July 8, 2003
  • Letter from Reps. Tom Davis (R-Virginia) and Mark Souder (R-Indiana), April 3, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-Arizona), April 3, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. Tom Davis (R-Virginia), April 3, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. Cass Ballenger (R-North Carolina), April 3, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. Mark Souder (R-Indiana), April 3, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. John Mica (R-Florida), April 3, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-Florida), April 3, 2003
  • Speech by Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-South Carolina), July 16, 2002
  • Speech by Sen. Bob Graham (D-Florida), June 6, 2002
  • Speech by Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), June 6, 2002
  • Speech by Sen. Pete Domenici (R-New Mexico), June 6, 2002
  • Speech by Sen. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio), June 6, 2002
  • Speech by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama), June 6, 2002
  • Speech by Sen. Bob Graham (D-Florida), June 6, 2002
  • Trip Report, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Minority Staff Delegation to Colombia, May 27-31, 2002 [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]
  • Speech by Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-Arizona), May 23, 2002
  • Speech by Rep. Cass Ballenger (R-North Carolina), May 23, 2002
  • Speech by Rep. Mark Souder (R-Indiana), May 23, 2002
  • Speech by Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-Florida), May 23, 2002
  • Speech by Rep. Tom Osborne (R-Nebraska), May 23, 2002
  • Summary of House International Relations Committee investigation of "IRA Links to FARC Narco-Terrorists in Colombia," April 24, 2002
  • Republican International Relations Committee staff memorandum to Committee Chairman Henry Hyde (R-Illinois), April 24, 2002 [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]
  • Speech by Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Connecticut), March 18, 2002
  • Speech by Sen. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio), March 18, 2002
  • Speech by Rep. Henry Hyde (R-Illinois), March 6, 2002
  • Speech by Rep. Tom Lantos (D-California), March 6, 2002
  • Speech by Rep. Cass Ballenger (R-North Carolina), March 6, 2002
  • Speech by Rep. William Delahunt (D-Massachusetts), March 6, 2002
  • Speech by Rep. Tom Osborne (R-Nebraska), March 6, 2002
  • Speech by Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-Arizona), March 6, 2002
  • Speech by Rep. Cass Ballenger (R-North Carolina), March 6, 2002
  • Speech by Rep. Benjamin Gilman (R-New York), March 6, 2002
  • Speech by Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-California), March 6, 2002
  • Excerpt from press conference with Sen. Bob Graham (D-Florida), Foreign Press Center, October 25, 2001
  • Speech by Sen. Bob Graham (D-Florida), October 24, 2001
  • Speech by Sen. Bob Graham (D-Florida), October 24, 2001
  • Speech by Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Connecticut), October 24, 2001
  • Speech by Sen. Bob Graham (D-Florida), October 24, 2001
  • Excerpt from Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Nebraska) interview with CNN, September 30, 2001
  • Press release by Rep. Ben Gilman (R-New York), September 4, 2001
  • Many speeches about aid to the Andes -- too many to list here -- were given on the floor of the House of Representatives on July 19 and 24, when aid for 2002 came up for debate. To view these speeches, see this website's narrative of the floor debate.
  • Speech by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), June 26, 2001
  • Speech by Rep. Mark Souder (R-Indiana), March 1, 2001
  • Trip Report of Senate Armed Services Committee Delegation (Sens. Carl Levin (D-Michigan), Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island), Bill Nelson (D-Florida), and E. Benjamin Nelson (D-Nebraska), February 23-25, 2001
  • Speech by Rep. Curt Weldon (R-Pennsylvania), January 31, 2001
  • Speech by Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Connecticut), November 1, 2000
  • Statement by Rep. Benjamin Gilman (R-New York), October 12, 2000
  • Statement by Rep. Dan Burton (R-Indiana), October 12, 2000
  • Statement by Rep. John Mica (R-Florida), October 12, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. John Mica (R-Florida), October 5, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. John Mica (R-Florida), September 26, 2000
  • Statement by Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-California), chairman, Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, September 21, 2000
  • Statement by Rep. Benjamin Gilman (R-New York), chairman, International Relations Committee, September 21, 2000
  • Statement by Rep. Dan Burton (R-Indiana), September 21, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. John Mica (R-Florida), September 6, 2000
  • Press briefing by House Speaker Dennis Hastert, August 30, 2000
  • Newsletter from House International Relations Committee, July 20, 2000
  • Letter from 17 members of the House of Representatives to Speaker Hastert requesting additional police aid, July 18, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. John Mica (R-Florida), July 18, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. John Mica (R-Florida), July 13, 2000
  • Speeches by Rep. Dan Burton (R-Indiana) and Rep. Benjamin Gilman (R-New York) for withdrawn amendment to H.R. 4811, the Foreign Operations Appropriations Act, July 12, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. John Mica (R-Florida), July 11, 2000
  • Speech by Sen. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) in the debate over the aid package conference report, June 30, 2000
  • Speech by Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-Rhode Island) in the debate over the aid package conference report, June 30, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. Sonny Callahan (R-Alabama) in the debate over the aid package conference report, June 29, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. Sam Farr (D-California) in the debate over the aid package conference report, June 29, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. Benjamin Gilman (R-New York) in the debate over the aid package conference report, June 29, 2000
  • Introduction of the "Plan Colombia Trade Act," Senators Robert Graham (D-Florida) and Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), June 29, 2000
  • Press release from the House Appropriations Committee, June 28, 2000
  • Many speeches about the aid package -- too many to list here -- were given on the floor of the Senate on June 20-22, when the aid package came up for debate. To view these speeches, see this website's narrative of the floor debate.
  • Speech by Rep. John Mica (R-Florida), June 20, 2000
  • Speech by Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Illinois), June 19, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. John Mica (R-Florida), June 6, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. John Mica (R-Florida), May 23, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio), May 18, 2000
  • Motion to proceed, Sens. Trent Lott (R-Mississippi) and Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota), May 18, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. John Mica (R-Florida), May 16, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. John Mica (R-Florida), May 9, 2000
  • Report to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations by Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Delaware), May 3, 2000
  • Press release by Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Delaware), May 3, 2000
  • Speeches by Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Connecticut) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California), April 13, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. John Mica (R-Florida), April 11, 2000
  • Proposed sense of the Senate amendment to S. Con. Res. 101, sponsored by Senators Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Spencer Abraham (R-Michigan), Mike DeWine (R-Ohio), and Paul Coverdell (R-Georgia), April 6, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. Ken Bentsen (D-Texas), April 4, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. John Mica (R-Florida), April 4, 2000
  • Many speeches about the aid package -- too many to list here -- were given on the floor of the House of Representatives on March 29 and 30, when the aid package came up for debate. To view these speeches, see this website's narrative of the floor debate.
  • Press release by House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Illinois), March 30, 2000
  • Speech by Sen. Paul Coverdell (R-Georgia), March 29, 2000
  • Press release by Rep. Benjamin Gilman (R-New York), March 29, 2000
  • Letter from Rep. Tom Lantos (D-California), March 29, 2000
  • Special order speech by Rep. John Mica (R-Florida), March 28, 2000
  • Cass Ballenger (R-North Carolina), March 23, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. Cass Ballenger (R-North Carolina), March 16, 2000
  • Press release by Rep. Sonny Callahan (R-Alabama), March 16, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. Cass Ballenger (R-North Carolina), March 15, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. Mark Souder (R-Indiana), March 15, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. Cass Ballenger (R-North Carolina), March 14, 2000
  • Special order speech by Rep. John Mica (R-Florida), March 14, 2000
  • Press release and speech by Rep. Benjamin Gilman (R-New York), March 10, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. Cass Ballenger (R-North Carolina), March 9, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. Cass Ballenger (R-North Carolina), March 8, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. Mark Souder (R-Indiana), March 1, 2000
  • Press release by Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Delaware), February 22, 2000
  • Press release by Sen. Bob Graham (D-Florida), February 22, 2000
  • Special order speech by Rep. John Mica (R-Florida), February 15, 2000
  • Press release by Rep. Benjamin Gilman (R-New York), February 15, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. James Traficant (D-Ohio), February 15, 2000
  • Special order speech by Rep. John Mica (R-Florida), February 1, 2000
  • Statement by Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Illinois), January 11, 2000
  • Press release by Sen. Bob Graham (D-Florida), January 11, 2000
  • Press release by Rep. Porter Goss (R-Florida), January 11, 2000
  • Special order speech by Rep. John Mica (R-Florida), November 16, 1999
  • Special order speech by Rep. John Mica (R-Florida), November 10, 1999
  • Special order speech by Rep. John Mica (R-Florida), November 9, 1999
  • Special order speech by Rep. John Mica (R-Florida), November 2, 1999
  • Sen. Mike Dewine (R-Ohio), press release, October 20, 1999
  • Sen. Paul Coverdell (R-Georgia), press release, October 20, 1999
  • Special order speech by Rep. John Mica (R-Florida), September 28, 1999
  • Special order speech by Rep. John Mica (R-Florida), September 21, 1999
  • Speech by Sen. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio), June 30, 1999
  • [HTML | Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format] Letter from seven members of Congress regarding humanitarian-exchange proposal, March 8, 2007
  • [HTML | Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format] Letter from Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts) to President Bush, March 5, 2007
  • [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format] Letter from 64 members of Congress to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, December 14, 2006
  • [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format] Letter from 35 members of Congress to President Álvaro Uribe, July 17, 2006
    • [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format] Response from President Uribe, September 14, 2006
  • Speech by Rep. Nita Lowey (D-New York), March 15, 2006.
  • [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format] Letter to Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns from Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), Christopher Dodd (D-Connecticut) and Barack Obama (D-Illinois), May 15, 2006
  • Letter from Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) to ONDCP Director ("Drug Czar") John Walters, April 26, 2006
    • [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format] Response of White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director John Walters, May 5, 2006
  • [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format] Letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice from fifty-nine members of Congress, March 1, 2006
  • [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format] Letter to Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Anne Patterson and Assistant USAID Administrator for Western Hemisphere Affairs Adolfo Franco from eight members of Congress, November 23, 2005
  • Speech by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) on the San José de Apartadó massacre, November 17, 2005
  • Speech by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts) at CIP-hosted conference, October 14, 2005
  • [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format] Letter from 22 U.S. senators regarding human-rights certification decision, July 1, 2005
  • Letter to President Uribe from 50 members of the House, June 2005
  • Speech by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts), June 28, 2005
  • Speech by Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota), June 28, 2005
  • Speech by Rep. Ike Skelton (D-Missouri), June 28, 2005
  • Speech by Rep. Michael Honda (D-California), June 28, 2005
  • Speech by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-New York), June 28, 2005
  • Speech by Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), June 28, 2005
  • Speech by Rep. Nita Lowey (D-New York), June 28, 2005
  • Speech by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois), June 28, 2005
  • Speech by Rep. David Obey (D-Wisconsin), June 28, 2005
  • Speech by Rep. Sam Farr (D-California), June 28, 2005
  • Speech by Rep. Jim McGovern, June 28, 2005
  • Statement by Rep. Jim Leach (R-Iowa), June 28, 2005.
  • Statement by Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland), June 28, 2005.
  • [Español] Letter to President Álvaro Uribe from several Democratic senators, June 3, 2005
  • [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format] Letter to President Álvaro Uribe from Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Indiana), May 22, 2005
  • Letter to the editor of Roll Call from Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts) in response to Morton Kondracke column, March 9, 2005
  • Letter from 6 House and Senate committee chairs and ranking members regarding support for paramilitary negotiations, February 2, 2005
  • Letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick from 45 members of the U.S. House, January 13, 2005 [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]
  • Letter from Sen. Russell Feingold (D-Wisconsin), December 20, 2004 [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]
  • Letter to presidents Bush and Uribe from Rep. Sam Farr (D-California), December 1, 2004 [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]
  • Letter from 35 members of the U.S. House, September 20, 2004 [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]
  • Letter from 23 members of the U.S. Senate, July 26, 2004 [HTML | Original letter [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format | Spanish ]
    • Response from Colombian President Álvaro Uribe, August 5, 2004 [English | Español]
  • Speech by Sen. Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia), June 23, 2004.
  • Speech by Sen. Carl Levin (D-Michigan), June 23, 2004.
  • Statement by Rep. Janice Schakowsky (D-Illinois), March 22, 2004
  • Statement by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts), February 20, 2004
  • Letter to President Uribe from 74 members of the U.S. Congress, February 12, 2004
  • Letter to Secretary of State Colin Powell from Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts), January 13, 2004
    • [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format] State Department response, February 9, 2004
  • Letter to President Álvaro Uribe from 56 members of the U.S. Congress, September 26, 2003
  • Letter to Secretary of State Colin Powell from 19 members of the U.S. Congress, September 23, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts), September 10, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts), July 23, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. Nita Lowey (D-New York), July 23, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. Ike Skelton (D-Missouri), July 23, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Connecticut), July 23, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. David Obey (D-Wisconsin), July 23, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-California), July 23, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon), July 23, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. Janice Schakowsky (D-Illinois), July 23, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), July 23, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota), July 23, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts), July 23, 2003
  • Letter from Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts), July 22, 2003
  • Letter from Reps. Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts) and Ike Skelton (D-Missouri), July 21, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts), April 3, 2003
  • Statement by Rep. Nita Lowey (D-New York), April 3, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. Ike Skelton (D-Missouri), April 3, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Connecticut), April 3, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-California), April 3, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois), April 3, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. Diane Watson (D-California), April 3, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts), April 3, 2003
  • Speech by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts), March 27, 2003
  • Memorandum to House Appropriators from Reps. Ike Skelton (D-Missouri), Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts), and Rosa DeLauro (D-Connecticut), March 28, 2003
  • Letter to Secretary of State Colin Powell from Rep. Jan Schakowsky, November 20, 2002
  • Letter from 45 members of the House to Secretary of State Powell, July 23, 2002
  • Speech by Sen. Russell Feingold (D-Wisconsin, June 21, 2002)
  • Speech by Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minnesota), June 6, 2002
  • Speech by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts), May 23, 2002
  • Speech by Rep. Ike Skelton (D-Missouri), May 23, 2002
  • Speech by Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), May 23, 2002
  • Speech by Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Florida), May 23, 2002
  • Speech by Rep. William Delahunt (D-Massachusetts), May 23, 2002
  • Speech by Rep. Jose Serrano (D-New York), May 23, 2002
  • Speech by Rep. Sonny Callahan (R-Alabama), May 23, 2002
  • Speech by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois), May 23, 2002
  • Speech by Rep. David Obey (D-Wisconsin), May 23, 2002
  • Speech by Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-New York), May 23, 2002
  • Speech by Rep. Ciro Rodriguez (D-Texas), May 23, 2002
  • Speech by Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Texas), May 23, 2002
  • Speech by Rep. John Conyers (D-Michigan), May 23, 2002
  • Speech by Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Mississippi), May 23, 2002
  • "Dear Colleague" letter from Reps. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) and Janice Schakowsky (D-Illinois), May 21, 2002
  • Additional views of Rep. Jose Serrano (D-New York) in House Appropriations Committee Report 107-480, May 20, 2002
  • Letter to President Andrés Pastrana from 22 members of the House of Representatives, May 15, 2002 [Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format]
  • Statement by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), May 1, 2002
  • Speech by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), April 30, 2002
  • Letter from Senators Paul Wellstone (D-Minnesota) and Russell Feingold (D-Wisconsin), March 22, 2002
  • Letter being circulated for other Congress members' signature by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts) and Rep. Ike Skelton (D-Missouri), March 20, 2002
  • Letter to President Bush from Rep. Ike Skelton (D-Missouri), March 15, 2002
  • Article by Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), Antiwar.com, March 8, 2002 (external link)
  • Speech by Rep. James McGovern (D-Massachusetts), March 6, 2002
  • Speech by Rep. José Serrano (D-New York), March 6, 2002
  • Speech by Rep. Lane Evans (D-Illinois), March 6, 2002
  • Speech by Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), March 6, 2002
  • Letter to Ambassador Anne W. Patterson from Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minnesota), February 11, 2002
  • Press release by Rep. José Serrano (D-New York), February 6, 2002
  • Press release by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois), January 15, 2002
  • Press release by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts), January 15, 2002
  • Letter to Foreign Operations conferees from 35 representatives, November 8, 2001
  • Speech by Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minnesota), October 24, 2001
  • Speech by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), October 24, 2001
  • Speech by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky), October 24, 2001
  • Speech by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), October 24, 2001
  • Speech by Sen. Russell Feingold (D-Wisconsin), October 24, 2001
  • Speech by Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minnesota), October 24, 2001
  • Letter to constituent from Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Oregon), received September 28, 2001
  • Letter to Secretary of State Colin Powell from Senators Paul Wellstone (D-Minnesota) and Barbara Boxer (D-California), September 6, 2001
  • Speech by Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minnesota), September 6, 2001
  • Speech by Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minnesota), September 6, 2001
  • Statement by Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Georgia), July 26, 2001
  • Many speeches about aid to the Andes -- too many to list here -- were given on the floor of the House of Representatives on July 19 and 24, when aid for 2002 came up for debate. To view these speeches, see this website's narrative of the floor debate.
  • Press release from Rep. William Delahunt (D-Massachusetts), June 28, 2001
  • Letter from Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minnesota) to Gen. Martín Orlando Carreño, head of the Colombian Army's Fifth Brigade, May 23, 2001 [English | Spanish]
  • Letter from Reps. William Delahunt (D-Massachusetts) and Sam Farr (D-California), May 17, 2001
  • Press release from Rep. Janice Schakowsky (D-Illinois), April 25, 2001
  • Press release from Rep. Janice Schakowsky (D-Illinois), April 24, 2001
  • Letter to Secretary of State Powell from Reps. Cynthia McKinney (D-Georgia), Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois), Barbara Lee (D-California), and Pete Stark (D-California), March 15, 2001
  • Letter by Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minnesota), February 26, 2001
  • Statement of Reps. Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts) and Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois), February 21, 2001
  • Speech by Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), February 8, 2001
  • Speech by Rep. Janice Schakowsky (R-Illinois), January 31, 2001
  • Speech by Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Massachusetts), January 22, 2001
  • Letter by Sen. Paul Wellstone, Washington Post, January 14, 2001
  • Letter from Senators Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Paul Wellstone (D-Minnesota) to President Clinton, January 11, 2001
  • Op-Ed by Sen. Paul Wellstone, New York Times, December 26, 2000
  • Statement by Rep. Dan Burton (R-Indiana), November 17, 2000
  • Letter from Rep. Benjamin Gilman (R-New York) to ONDCP Director Barry McCaffrey, November 14, 2000
  • Letter to Colombian President Andrés Pastrana, signed by sixteen members of Congress, September 26, 2000
  • Statement submitted by Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Georgia), September 21, 2000
  • Statement by Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minnesota), September 12, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), September 6, 2000
  • Letter from Sen. Patrick Leahy to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright regarding the Santo Domingo case, August 30, 2000
  • Press release by Sen. Patrick Leahy on presidential waiver of human rights conditions, August 28, 2000
  • Statement by Sen. Paul Wellstone on presidential waiver of human righs conditions, August 23, 2000
  • Letter to President Clinton from Sen. Paul Wellstone, July 28, 2000
  • Press Release by Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minnesota), July 14, 2000
  • Speech by Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minnesota), July 14, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. Mark Green (R-Wisconsin), July 13, 2000
  • Speech by Sen. Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia) in the debate over the aid package conference report, June 30, 2000
  • Speech by Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) in the debate over the aid package conference report, June 30, 2000
  • Speech by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) in the debate over the aid package conference report, June 30, 2000
  • Speech by Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minnesota) in the debate over the aid package conference report, June 30, 2000
  • Speech by Sen. Slade Gorton (R-Washington) in the debate over the aid package conference report, June 30, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. David Obey (D-Wisconsin) in the debate over the aid package conference report, June 29, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-New York) in the debate over the aid package conference report, June 29, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois) in the debate over the aid package conference report, June 29, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. Mark Udall (D-Colorado) in the debate over the aid package conference report, June 29, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. Jerry Costello (D-Illinois) in the debate over the aid package conference report, June 29, 2000
  • Many speeches about the aid package -- too many to list here -- were given on the floor of the Senate on June 20-22, when the aid package came up for debate. To view these speeches, see this website's narrative of the floor debate.
  • Statement and proposed amendment by Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minnesota), May 17, 2000
  • Statement by Sen. Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia), May 9, 2000
  • Speech by Sen. Judd Gregg (R-New Hampshire), April 13, 2000
  • Many speeches about the aid package -- too many to list here -- were given on the floor of the House of Representatives on March 29 and 30, when the aid package came up for debate. To view these speeches, see this website's narrative of the floor debate.
  • Speech by Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), March 29, 2000
  • Press release by Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-California), March 29, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi), March 29, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (D-Michigan), March 29, 2000
  • Letter from Rep. Ike Skelton (D-Missouri), March 28, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. Jim Ramstad (R-Minnesota), March 22, 2000
  • Foreign Policy Brief, House International Relations Committee Democratic Office, March 21, 2000 (offers some criticisms, though not entirely skeptical)
  • Speech by Rep. Jim Ramstad (R-Minnesota), March 21, 2000
  • Speech by Rep. Jim Ramstad (R-Minnesota), March 15, 2000
  • Dissenting view of Rep. David Obey in House Committee Report 106-521 on H.R. 3908, March 14, 2000
  • Dissenting view of Reps. David Obey and Nancy Pelosi in House Committee Report 106-521 on H.R. 3908, March 14, 2000
  • Press release and letter by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois), March 8, 2000
  • Letter to Appropriations Committee Chairman Bill Young (R-Florida) circulated by Reps. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin), Tom Campbell (R-California), Jerrold Nadler (D-New York) and Janice Schakowsky (D-Illinois), and signed by sixteen others, March 8, 2000
  • Speech by Sen. Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia), February 29, 2000 (brief mention of Colombia package)
  • Special order speech by Rep. James McGovern (D-Massachusetts), February 16, 2000
  • Press release by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois), February 15, 2000
  • Letter to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright from Reps. James McGovern (D-Massachusets) and John Joseph Moakley (D-Massachusetts), February 3, 2000
  • Letter to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright from Sens. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), December 22, 1999
  • Special order speeches by Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) and Rep. Sam Farr (D-California), U.S. House of Representatives, November 16, 1999
  • Foreign Policy Brief, House International Relations Committee Democratic Office, October 7, 1999
Other statements about Colombia
  • Letter from 68 representatives to U.S. officials regarding Colombian legislators, December 20, 2001
  • Letter to President Pastrana from Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minnesota), December 10, 2001
  • Letter from 38 representatives to President Andrés Pastrana about the San José de Apartadó peace community, March 30, 2001
  • Statements by Sens. Bob Graham (D-Florida) and John McCain (R-Arizona) upon introduction of the Andean Trade Preference Expansion Act, March 13, 2001
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