Catholic congressman returns from South Sudan, aims to fight famine
WASHINGTON (CNS) — A Catholic congressman fresh from a fact-finding trip to East Africa, conscious of the human rights concerns brought on by famine and military violence, aims to increase funding for affected areas and urge reappointment of a special envoy to the region under the Trump administration.
Rep. Chris Smith, R-New Jersey, recently returned from leading a congressional delegation to South Sudan and Uganda. Along with Rep. Karen Bass, D-California, Smith traveled to East Africa to address the famine and violence plaguing the area.
Smith and Bass met with President Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan and President Yoweri …