Reps. Deutch, Hill Applaud Executive Order on Hostages and Wrongfully Detained Americans

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Today, Reps. Ted Deutch (D-FL) and French Hill (R-AR), co-Chairs of the Congressional Task Force on American Hostages and Americans Wrongfully Detained Abroad, released the following statement regarding President Biden’s executive order, Bolstering Efforts to Bring Hostages and Wrongfully Detained United States Nationals Home:

“We are glad to see the Biden administration tackling this critical issue head-on and building on the important progress made by the Robert Levinson Hostage Recovery and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act. Today’s executive order demonstrates America’s continued government-wide commitment—a commitment to every American wrongfully held abroad, to every family missing their loved ones, and to bringing those Americans home where they belong.

“As co-Chairs of the Congressional Task Force on American Hostages and Americans Wrongfully Detained Abroad, we share this commitment and look forward to working together with the Executive Branch to demand accountability from those who take American hostages and to secure the safe treatment and release of every single American detainee currently held abroad.”

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