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JOHN GRANVILLE
(House of Representatives - April 17, 2013)

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                             JOHN GRANVILLE

  (Mr. HIGGINS asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute.)
  Mr. HIGGINS. Madam Speaker, I rise today to talk about a remarkable 
man from Buffalo, New York--John Granville.
  John was a diplomat with the United States Agency for International 
Development, who was facilitating free elections in the Sudan when, 5 
years ago, he was assassinated in Khartoum. Four of his killers were 
captured and convicted, but they escaped from prison. Two remain at 
large, and the State Department has issued a $5 million reward for 
information leading to their capture. Meanwhile, in February, the 
Sudanese Government pardoned the man who helped John Granville's 
killers escape.
  Madam Speaker, John deserves better. He was a selfless and courageous 
man who dedicated his life to representing the United States and in 
helping those who needed it most. Tomorrow, I will introduce a 
resolution calling for the Sudan to remain on the State Sponsors of 
Terrorism list until the pardon is repealed and the escapees are 
captured. I will also send a letter demanding that President al-Bashir 
rescind the pardon immediately.
  John Granville made western New York and our Nation proud. I will 
keep fighting to see that justice is served and that his memory is 
honored.

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