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. 

  • Prevent Rearming of Hamas

    Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Bob Casey (D-PA) are circulating a bipartisan letter urging Secretary Kerry to focus on three imperatives in Gaza following last month’s conflict: 1) preventing Hamas from rebuilding its military capabilities; 2) enabling the Palestinian Authority to move toward becoming the Palestinian governing authority in Gaza; and 3) preventing unilateral moves by the Palestinians at the U.N. The letter also supports the urgent provision of humanitarian assistance to the Gazan people. Urge your senator to sign this important letter.

  • Support Israel's Right to Self-Defense

    The House of Representatives and the Senate have adopted strong measures supporting Israel’s right to self-defense, condemning Palestinian rocket attacks on the Jewish state, calling for the demilitarization of Gaza, and funding the Iron Dome missile defense system.

  • 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.

  • Strengthen Iran Sanctions Policy

    Members of the House and Senate are spearheading initiatives to layout their views on the necessary requirements of a good nuclear agreement with Iran as the November 24 negotiating deadline rapidly approaches.

  • Strengthen U.S.-Israel Strategic Cooperation

    The United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act (S. 2673 and H.R. 938) will dramatically strengthen and expand the U.S.-Israel alliance as a way 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.