Press Release ● National Security & Foreign Policy
For Immediate Release: 
March 2, 2020
Contact Info: 
Annaliese Davis 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after the United States reached a new, conditions-based peace agreement with the Taliban in Afghanistan:

“The agreement with the Taliban ought to be received with caution, and while I support bringing our troops home, we must do everything possible to ensure that their sacrifices over the past eighteen years have not been in vain. That means ensuring that the Afghan government can maintain security and protect the rights of all Afghans, especially the women who have begun to see more opportunities in the absence of brutal Taliban rule. I continue to thank our troops for their hard work and service, and I will be monitoring the situation in Afghanistan closely to ensure that any agreement builds on what they achieved and honors their efforts.”