Joe Biden appointed a new USCIRF Commissioner
President Biden has announced his latest appointment to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Stephen Schneck, a well-known Catholic writer and commentator, will serve as USCIRF’s newest Commissioner, replacing fellow Biden appointee Khizr Kahn, who has served on the Commission since August 2021.
Since 1999, USCIRF has had more than 50 Commissioners who have served as key advocates in the global advancement of religious freedom. USCIRF is an independent and bipartisan federal government agency responsible for providing policy recommendations to some of the United States’ highest officials, including the President, Secretary of State, and members of Congress.
Commissioners play a vital role in helping advance policy initiatives concerning international religious freedom and by furthering the mandate of USCIRF.