Congressional Testimony and Reports

Congressional Letter to Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin

September 2017

"As a global leader in combatting terror finance, we must support international efforts to punish those who provide the financial means by which to conduct violent terror attacks...we respectfully request that you conduct a timely review of the list of entities sanctioned by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and UAE to determine if the U.S. can similarly designate any of the other persons and entities as terrorist financiers..."

Qatar: Governance, Security, and U.S. Policy

June 2017

"According to U.S. officials, 'entities and individuals within Qatar continue to serve as a source of financial support for terrorist and violent extremist groups, particularly regional Al Qa’ida affiliates such as the Nusrah Front.'"

Congressional Letter to Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew

May 2016

"For over a decade, the Qatari government has displayed leniency and negligence toward individuals who support and finance ISIS, its predecessor Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), and other terrorist groups." - United States Senator Mark Kirk

House of Representatives: Report 114–270

September 2015

"The conferees direct the President or appropriate department or agency head(s), not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, to provide to the Committees on Armed Services of the House of Representatives and the Senate, a briefing on actions taken by the United States Government to urge the government of Qatar to ensure that it is working to ensure that no foreign terrorist organizations or their leaders are operating in Qatar."

House of Representatives: Report 114-112

May 2015

"…the United States should do everything in its power to encourage Qatar to crack down on terrorist leaders and financiers who are operating in its country."

Congressional Letter to Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David Cohen

December 2014

"…there are private fundraising networks in Qatar that solicit donations for terrorists. Qatar, in your words, is ‘a permissive terrorist financing environment.’"

Congressional Letter to Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew

July 2014

"… U.S. cooperation with Qatar at the very same time they are providing material aid and support to an active and ferociously violent terrorist organization only serves to tacitly endorse and encourage this unacceptable behavior."

Congressional Letter to Ambassador Al-Rumaihi

August 2013

"As you know, longstanding, strategic bilateral relations between the United States and Qatar, including a strong defense pact, are of critical importance to both countries. However, we believe that Qatar’s relationship with Hamas empowers, legitimizes, and bolsters an organization committed to violence and hatred."

Qatar: Background and U.S. Relations

June 2012

"Qatar’s willingness to embrace Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas, and the Taliban as part of its mediation and outreach initiatives has drawn scrutiny from some U.S. observers."