Chabot Statement on Passage of the North Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act
For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON—Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH), senior Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement on the overwhelmingly bipartisan passage of H.R. 2061, the North Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act of 2017.
“While the rogue regime in Pyongyang continues to threaten the world with its nuclear arsenal, the North Korean people are denied the most basic human rights,” said Chabot. “Public executions, trafficking, forced labor, and starvation plague many North Koreans who know no life outside of their borders. As technology continues to advance, so do our methods of spreading truth. H.R. 2061 modernizes U.S. technology efforts to inform North Koreans and advocate for freedom and democracy.”