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February 02, 2017


(WASHINGTON) On Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 11:30AM, Members of the U.S. House of Representatives will hold a forum to examine and discuss President Donald Trump’s recent Muslim and refugee ban Executive Order entitled, “Not Who We Are: An Examination of Trump’s Un-American Muslim and Refugee Ban,” and the ensuing actions taken by the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State to implement the order.

WHO:            Members of Congress

  • Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
  • Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer
  • Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley
  • House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and Subcommittee on Immigration & Border Security Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
  • House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-NY) and House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security Ranking Member Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)
  • House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot Engel (D-NY)
  • House Homeland Security Committee Ranking Member Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS)
  • House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD)
  • House Committee on Veterans Affairs Ranking Member Timothy J. Walz (D-MN)
  • House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA)
  • Additional Members of Congress


  • Khizr Khan, Pakistani-American lawyer and Gold Star Father
  • Thomas Countryman, former Assistant Secretary of State and Retired Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State
  • Michael Breen, President & CEO of the Truman Center and Truman National Security Project, U.S. Army Veteran
  • Andre Segura, Senior Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Galen Carey, Vice President of Government Relations, National Association of Evangelicals
  • Farah Al Khalifi, Iraqi SIV recipient and U.S. permanent resident, Former interpreter for U.S. military, married to U.S. citizen and Navy officer.
  • Omar Al-muqdad, Syrian refugee journalist and documentary filmmaker, Former political prisoner under the Assad regime            

WHEN:        February 2, 2017

                     11:30am – 1:30pm

WHERE:      House Visitors Center Room 215 (HVC 215)United States Capitol

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RSVP:          Media interested in attending should RSVP to

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