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Representative Jeff Fortenberry, a Republican from Nebraska, is a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee and is the chairman of its Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch. He is also the co-chair of the Religious Minorities in the Middle East Caucus.

A young Yazidi woman sits with her three children inside a tent for displaced persons in northern Iraq on May 28, 2017. They fled the 2014 ISIS advance in which many Yazidis were killed and others, especially women and children, captured and trafficked by ISIS. (iStock/Joel Carillet)
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Jeff Fortenberry
U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry argues that as beleaguered religious minorities in Iraq hang on for their very survival, the survival of religious pluralism itself is also at stake.