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Jacob Fromer is NK News's Washington DC correspondent. He previously worked in the U.S. Senate.
The U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs passed a bill on Wednesday that would put new pressure on the State Department to work with the South Korean government to allow Korean-American families to visit with relatives in North Korea.
The legislation argues that Korean-Americans who were separated from family members in the DPRK after the Korean War have been consistently excluded from past reunions — rare and often deeply emotional meetings, where elderly survivors of the war are allowed to embrace siblings and cousins they haven’t seen since childhood — and urges the State Department to change that going forward.