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Congressman Frank Wolf to Retire from House

Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA), a hero for Christians and other persecuted religious minorities worldwide, has announced this week that he will retire from Congress at the end of 2014. He was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1980 and is the most senior of the Virginia delegation. 

Reflecting on his decision, Rep. Wolf stated, “As a follower of Jesus, I am called to work for justice and reconciliation, and to be an advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves. I plan to focus my future work on human rights and religious freedom – both domestic and international – as well as matters of the culture and the American family.” He identified President Ronald Reagan, Chuck Colson, William Wilberforce, Jack Kemp, and Tony Hall among those that have particularly influenced him in this quest.

Rep. Wolf currently sits on the House Appropriations Committee, where he is the chairman of the Commerce-Justice-Science subcommittee. In addition, he is the co-chairman of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, a bipartisan organization which works to raise awareness about international human rights issues.  Indeed, Congressman Wolf is a champion for international religious liberty. He authored the International Religious Freedom Act, which established the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and the International Religious Freedom Office at the State Department. He has traveled worldwide to highlight injustice and oppression and to be a voice for the voiceless.

Congressman Wolf will surely be missed on Capitol Hill.

By Aaron Mercer, Vice President of Government Relations

Published: December 20, 2013

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