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Hon. Alcee L. Hastings, Chairman
Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin, Co-Chairman
For Immediate Release
February 18, 2008


Will Discuss Kosovo, Missile Defense, Migration, Efforts to Combat Prejudice and Discrimination, Presidential Elections in Russia, and European Cooperation to Address Iraqi Refugee Crisis

(Washington, D.C.) Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL), Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission) and Co-Chairman Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), will hold a press roundtable on Thursday, February 21 at 2:30 p.m. in room 525 of the Hofburg Congress Center. The Members of Congress that will be travelling with the delegation are Representatives Louise Slaughter (D-NY), Hilda Solis (D-CA), and Michael McNulty (D-NY).

At the press roundtable they plan to discuss the issues being debated at the Winter Meeting as well as the economic, security, and political ramifications of migration, and efforts to combat prejudice and discrimination in the OSCE region, as well the upcoming Presidential elections in Russia and European cooperation to address the Iraqi refugee crisis.

WHAT: U.S. Congressional Delegation to Hold Press Roundtable at OSCE PA Winter Meeting in Vienna

WHEN: Thursday, February 21 at 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Room 525 of the Hofburg Congress Center

RSVP: If you are a member of the media that would like to attend the press roundtable, please contact: Lale Mamaux by
email – or (202)279-0442 (mobile).

The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, is a U.S. Government agency that monitors progress in the implementation of the provisions of the 1975 Helsinki Accords. The Commission consists of nine members from the United States Senate, nine from the House of Representatives, and one member each from the Departments of State, Defense and Commerce.

Media Contact: Lale Mamaux
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