Foxx Applauds Passage of War Crimes Rewards Expansion Act
Washington, December 4, 2020
Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement on the passage of H.R. 1819, the War Crimes Rewards Expansion Act:
“The brute force of law must be swiftly and decisively applied to the perpetrators of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide across the world. With the passage of H.R. 1819, the War Crimes Rewards Expansion Act, the United States Government, and governments across the world, take a leap forward in the pursuit of justice.
“Under current law, the United States Government can use the War Crimes Rewards Program (WCRP) to pay bounties for information that helps bring these perpetrators to justice. H.R. 1819 clarifies that the WCRP rewards can also be allocated for prosecutions that fall under domestic law – including U.S. law or the law of another country – in addition to the laws of international tribunals.
“I’m pleased to see the House pass this vital legislation so that future atrocities will be thwarted, and the many victims of these horrendous acts will receive the justice they so deserve.”
U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx represents North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District and is the Republican Leader of the House Committee on Education and Labor.