Legislative Agenda

Congress has been a bedrock of support for the U.S.-Israel relationship by supporting aid, helping stop Iran's pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability, supporting Israel's right to defend itself and reinforcing American policy that peace will only be achieved through direct negotiations. Below are the current legislative priorities that will strengthen American and Israeli security and the bonds that unite these two allies. 

  • Back Diplomacy with Pressure

    After a year of negotiations, and generous offers by the P5+1, Iran has not demonstrated a willingness to give up the capability to develop nuclear weapons. Tough pressure brought Iran to negotiations and additional pressure will strengthen America’s bargaining position. It is now essential that Congress take up new bipartisan prospective sanctions legislation to let Tehran know that it will face much more severe pressure if it does not clearly give up the option of developing nuclear weapons.

  • Strengthen U.S.-Israel Strategic Cooperation

    The United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act (S. 2673) dramatically strengthens and expand the U.S.-Israel alliance as a way to confront new threats and challenges in the Middle East. President Barack Obama signed the legislation into law on Dec. 19.

  • Support Security Assistance for Israel

    On December 13, 2014, Congress approved $3.1 billion in security assistance for Israel as part of the fiscal year 2015 omnibus appropriations bill.

  • Sanction Hezbollah

    The Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act of 2014 (H.R. 4411 and S.2329) aims to cut off the terrorist group Hezbollah from the international financial system.