Honor Roll of US Congressional Members Who’ve Stood for Accountability in Sri Lanka

I developed this list as an appendix to accompany the post, “Sri Lanka’s Greatest War Criminal (Gotabaya) is a US Citizen: It’s Time to Hold Him Accountable.” Please feel free to send in names of other members of Congress who should be added to this working list.

Senate

Cosponsors of S.Res.348 (in chronological order of support)
Sen. Burr, Richard [D-NC] original cosponsor
Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] original cosponsor (see also letter with Sen. Leahy to Secretary of State Clinton)
Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] original cosponsor (see also letter with Sen. Casey to Secretary of State Clinton; statement on June 4, 2009)
Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] original cosponsor
Sen. Boxer, Barbara [D-CA] original cosponsor
Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] original cosponsor
Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]
Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]
Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX]
Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH]
Sen. Murphy, Christopher S. [D-CT]
Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD]
Sen. Durbin, Richard [D-IL]
Sen. Mikulski, Barbara A. [D-MD]
Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]

Other Statements and Actions

Sen. Cardin, Benjamin [D-MD] – original cosponsor of S.Res.84 (2011); 2011 letter (with Sens. Casey and Leahy) to Secretary of State Clinton
Sen. Hagan, Kay [D-NC] – original cosponsor of S.Res.84 (2011)
Sen. Manchin, Joe [D-WV] – original cosponsor of S.Res.84 (2011)
Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] – original cosponsor of S.Res.84 (2011); letter to Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Sen. Udall, Mark [D-CO] – original cosponsor of S.Res.84 (2011)

House

Rep. Davis, Danny [D-IL-7] Co-Chair, Congressional Caucus on Ethnic and Religious Freedom in Sri Lanka (and statements on anniversary of end of the civil war)
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6] Co-Chair, Congressional Caucus on Ethnic and Religious Freedom in Sri Lanka (and statements on anniversary of end of the civil war)

Cosponsors of H.Res.247 (in chronological order of support)

Rep. Grimm, Michael [R-NY-11] original cosponsor
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6] original cosponsor
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] original cosponsor
Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12] original cosponsor (and introduced H.Res.587 travel bans on suspected perpetrators)
Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7] original cosponsor
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] original cosponsor
Rep. Tierney, John F. [D-MA-6]
Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15]
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30]
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9]
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] (and statement on anniversary of end of the civil war)
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10]
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2]
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-21]
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-17] (and statement on anniversary of end of the civil war)
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P. III [D-MA-4]
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26]

Other Statements and Actions

Rep. Chabot, Steve  [R-OH-7] – statement on 4th anniversary of the end of the civil war 

About the Author(s)

Ryan Goodman

Co-Editor-in-Chief of Just Security, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, former Special Counsel to the General Counsel of the Department of Defense (2015-2016). You can follow him on Twitter @rgoodlaw.