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Gary L. Bauer Reappointed as USCIRF Commissioner

June 11, 2019


Gary L. Bauer Reappointed as USCIRF Commissioner


WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald J. Trump has reappointed Commissioner Gary L. Bauer to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for an additional two-year term, ending in 2021, announced USCIRF chair Tenzin Dorjee today.

Commissioner Bauer has brought to USCIRF deep policy expertise and a personal commitment to religious freedom that has enhanced our effectiveness in raising awareness and advocating on behalf of persecuted peoples worldwide,” said Dorjee.

It is an honor to serve on USCIRF on behalf of an administration as committed to international religious freedom as this one,” said Bauer, who was first appointed by President Trump on May 15, 2018. “I look forward to continuing to work with my fellow commissioners and the USCIRF professional staff to advise the administration, Congress and the State Department on policies to protect and promote the most basic of human rights: the right to believe as one’s conscience dictates.” 




The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is an independent, bipartisan federal government entity established by the U.S. Congress to monitor, analyze and report on threats to religious freedom abroad. USCIRF makes foreign policy recommendations to the President, the Secretary of State and Congress intended to deter religious persecution and promote freedom of religion and belief. To interview a Commissioner, please contact USCIRF at Media@USCIRF.gov or Kellie Boyle at kboyle@uscirf.gov or +1-703-898-6554.