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Congressman Dave Trott

Representing the 11th District of Michigan

Foreign Affairs

Rep. Dave Trott is at the forefront of shaping American foreign policy and promoting our nation’s values of liberty and freedom throughout the world. 

Being the leader of freedom and liberty across the globe, America plays a unique role on the world stage.  As the world’s oldest democratic republic, the United States is recognized as a beacon of hope for oppressed and struggling people throughout the world.

Rep. Trott believes that it is critical that America continues its unparalleled position in world affairs and continues promoting human rights and freedom. On the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Trott is working to ensure that other countries abide by these basic human principles, while also advocating for the right to religious freedom of the numerous oppressed minorities in the world.

Like many Americans, Rep. Trott is deeply concerned about the Obama Administration’s continuing negotiations with Iran over their nuclear ambitions. The threat of a nuclear-armed Iran poses a serious risk to the security of America and our allies. Rep. Trott is committed to continue working with his colleagues to ensure that the world does not have to face the danger of a nuclear-armed Iran. 

In the 114th Congress, Rep. Trott served on the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa and the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats.

More on Foreign Affairs

June 7, 2017 Press Release
I, Rep. Debbie Dingell, and many other concerned Members from the Great Lakes region, implored Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to do everything in his power - diplomatic and legal - to protect our Great Lakes. Inaction is too high a price to pay.
June 7, 2017 Press Release
Whether it was the Ottoman Empire’s cold, coordinated campaign to exterminate the Armenian population, or Erdogan’s thugs beating up people outside the United Nations, kicking peaceful protestors in the head in Washington, or shutting down free speech and journalists in Turkey, Erdogan and his high-priced lobbyists have continually tried to rewrite history. We need to call them out and hold them accountable for who they really are – thugs.
April 9, 2017 Press Release
The two attacks this morning are part of a disturbing trend specifically targeting Coptic Christians in Egypt that has included attacks on houses of worship, religious cleansing in the Sinai, and now an unsuccessful attempt to murder the Coptic Pope. After President Sisi’s visit to Washington this past week, I plan on working with President Trump, the Egyptian Government, and my colleagues in Congress on helping root out terrorism and identifying the underlying causes of this deeply rooted sectarianism.
March 22, 2017 Press Release
As someone who is honored to be able to represent such a vibrant Armenian population in Southeast Michigan, I am proud to introduce this resolution and urge the United States government to stand in solidarity with the Armenian people to officially recognize the horrific events that transpired over a hundred years ago.
March 10, 2017 Press Release
The United States has played an indispensable leadership role in promoting global tolerance, pluralism, and human rights, and we must continue to underscore our commitment to protecting everyone’s right to practice their beliefs freely and openly around the world.
February 22, 2017 Press Release
We are proud to renew the Macedonia Caucus for the 115th Congress aimed at highlighting issues that affect the Macedonian-American community and educating our colleagues on the important role Macedonia and the Macedonian diaspora play in forwarding American interests.
February 8, 2017 Press Release
Macedonia has been a critical partner in advancing U.S. national security efforts around the world. Furthermore, the Macedonian diaspora in the United States has been a critical part of our community and has contributed to the diversity and advancement of our entire nation. A sovereign and strong Macedonia and Macedonian people serves to benefit our mutual interests and we must support, not undermine, our important ally.
January 27, 2017 Press Release
"Since the inception of our great Republic, America, a beacon of light, has stood with the world's most vulnerable people. The United States' diplomatic leadership has long played a meaningful and material role to the aid of religious minorities. These embattled groups, no strangers to persecution, are now facing an existential threat, exacerbated by the rise of ISIS and other militant groups. With reports of material aid not reaching the intended recipients, bureaucratic red tape creating various hurdles, and the repeated failure of international bodies to provide a timely and adequate response, we hope your administration will take the lead in advancing the interests and preserving the rights of these embattled people."
December 21, 2016 Press Release
"As the representative of a vibrant Coptic Christian population in Southeast Michigan, I was deeply saddened by the recent terror attacks in Egypt targeting local security Coptic Christians."
September 29, 2016 Press Release
"The victims of the 9/11 terror attacks deserve to seek justice against any nation that was part of this terrible attack on our nation."