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I have long admired the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. I have long felt the issues that you raise here are very important, and I have long felt that when we talk about foreign policy, it has to be done on a bipartisan basis and we have to work very closely together across the aisle.
-Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY)

Friends, I’ll continue to do my part in Congress to keep the pressure on – to pass the toughest sanctions legislation including language designating the Central Bank of Iran as financing terrorism and proliferation activity – and to work with our international partners to do the same. But it is the efforts of you, it is the efforts of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies that are dedicated to these issues day in and day out. … Take it from this Member of Congress, your work every day makes a real difference in these battles that we wage.
-Rep.Ted Deutch (D-FL)

FDD has been one the most committed and creative voices in Washington regarding the Iran nuclear issue and specifically Iran sanctions. Your ideas inspired important components of the sanctions bill I authored and passed last Congress when I was Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and your ideas continue to enrich my thinking about sanctions as we move forward. My recent conversation in my office with Mark Dubowitz was one of the most enlightening I’ve had regarding Iran sanctions and oil markets.
-Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA)

The connection between freedom and stability is undeniable and supporting the legitimate aspirations of all peoples is not just good public relations; it is good policy. Democratic governance sits at the nexus of our long-term strategic national interests and the values that define us; it is an opportunity for America to do well by doing good.
-Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH)

I want to thank FDD, including Chairman James Woolsey and the Foundation’s distinguished Executive Team for the invitation and advocacy on these important issues… Today I think we are in complete agreement on these very important issues, and specifically on the need to aggressively address Iran’s effort to obtain the knowledge and materials to create a nuclear weapon.
-Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ)

FDD has really been a valued resource to many agencies throughout the U.S. government. Its scholars, experts and staff come from diverse backgrounds and seed the marketplace of ideas with thoughtful analyses and, just as important, with compelling and innovative policy options. I know that all of you have a deep commitment here to supporting those seeking democratic change often in turbulent regions. I’d like to express my appreciation, Mark, for all the work that FDD does, your ideas, but most of all, your dedication.
-Puneet Talwar