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January 20, 2005
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Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) was named chair of Congress’ Helsinki Commission. The commission explores democracy and human-rights issues in Europe, and has been a leading advocate for the fight against international anti-Semitism. Senate Republican leaders on Wednesday appointed Brownback chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. Brownback replaces Rep. Christopher Smith (R-N.J.), whose term expired.

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