Shaheen To Discuss U.S. Policy On Hostages With Mother Of Slain Journalist James Foley

Jun 24, 2015

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen plans to meet with the mother of slain journalist James Foley who was killed by the Islamic State group last year to get her views on revised government policies for supporting families of hostages.

Shaheen, a Democrat, says the US government should have done a much better job supporting the families of Foley and Steven Sotloff — another American journalist killed — as well as the families of other Americans held hostage.

She says she's glad the administration undertook an interagency review to address what she calls "the uncoordinated, sporadic and often tactless way" some federal agencies and officials communicated with these families.

She plans to meet Diane Foley of Rochester on Thursday.