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Quigley Speaks on House Floor in Support of Poland

Jun 5, 2009
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - This week, Congressman Mike Quigley delivered the following statement to the House of Representatives in support of Poland:

"Madam Speaker, Poland has proven to be an indispensable ally in the global campaign against terrorism.

Poland demonstrated its commitment to global security by becoming a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and has been a staunch ally to the United States during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Poland has been a valuable Member State of the European Union, joining several other Member States, like France and Germany, that take advantage of the visa waiver program.

Poland unilaterally repealed the visa requirement for United States citizens traveling to Poland. I strongly believe the United States should extend the Visa Waiver Program, with its enhanced program security requirements, and extend visa-free privileges to Poland – a country that has proven its steadfast dedication to the cause of freedom and friendship with the United States. Poland has done much for the United States. Now is our time to repay this great country."