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. 

  • Support Congressional Role on Iran Policy

    Resounding majorities of the House and Senate have signed letters that delineate the necessary terms for a final agreement with Iran and stress the essential role of Congress – particularly if an acceptable deal requires sanctions relief or if a breakdown in talks requires additional sanctions legislation.

  • Pass Iran Sanctions Legislation

    The Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2013 (S. 1881), authored by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), aims to strengthen American diplomatic efforts to prevent Iran from achieving a nuclear weapons capability.

  • Strengthen U.S.-Israel Strategic Cooperation

    New legislation seeks to dramatically strengthen the strategic partnership between the United States and Israel as they work to confront new threats and challenges in the Middle East.

  • Support Security Assistance for Israel

    President Obama is slated to request $3.1 billion in security assistance for Israel as part of his budget for fiscal year 2015.