Statement from Rep. Capuano on Obama Administration Easing Sanctions on Sudan

January 13, 2017

“The Obama Administration’s decision to lift Sudan trade sanctions is an effort to move away from current policies in place and an attempt to open a door to the country. Even with this executive order, I will reserve my judgement until after the six-month review period to determine if this choice was a step in the right direction. The mission of the Congressional Sudan and South Sudan Caucus has remained the same — to protect the people of Sudan from being attacked by their own government and provide safe access to humanitarian aid to those in need. As the new Administration comes into power, I will continue to stay vigilant and work with the other co-chairs to take effective action to address the continuing humanitarian crisis in Sudan and establish peace in the region.”