HR 440 Special Envoy
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"A bill , HR 440, introduced on January 25th by Rep. Frank Wolf,wolf.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=34&itemid=1679
Chairman of the House State and Foreign Operations Sub-Committee, and co-sponsored by a bi-partisan group of Republicans and
Democrats. HR 440 would establish a Special Envoy position in the US State Department to defend the Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia.
Given threats against Copts in Egypt, Maronites and Orthodox Christians in Lebanon,
Gaza, the West Bank and Jordan, Assyrian and Chaldean Christians in Iraq, Christians, Jews and Bahai in the Iranian Islamic
Republic, Christians in Afghanistan, Pakistan and and this proposed measure deserves speedy consideration in both Houses of