October 25, 2019

Risch, Menendez, Johnson, Shaheen Introduce Resolution to Commemorate 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as well as Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), chairman and ranking member of the Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, introduced a resolution celebrating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the reunification of both Germany and Europe, and the spread of democracy around the world.  

“The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 was a significant victory for democracy across the world,” said Risch. “Since its reunification, Germany has not only become the world’s fourth largest economy, but also one of the greatest models for freedom and equality. As we celebrate this 30th anniversary, we reaffirm our unwavering alliance and friendship with Germany as we work to continue promoting democracy and the rule of law across the globe.”

“The fall of the Berlin Wall was a pivotal moment for our global world order and the spread of democracy,” said Shaheen. “Through this bipartisan resolution, we reaffirm Congress’ commitment to safeguarding our democratic institutions, and remain steadfast in partnerships with our allies who stand beside us to defend against those who threaten the stability of our international security.”

The resolution is available on the SFRC website, and will soon be online at Congress.gov.