By a resounding vote of 410-1, the House on March 5 passed the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014 (H.R. 938), which dramatically strengthens the strategic partnership between the United States and Israel as they work to confront new threats and challenges in the Middle East. The Senate version of the bill (S. 462) remains pending.
The legislation — authored by Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Ted Deutch (D-FL) in the House and by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) in the Senate — designates Israel a “major strategic partner” of the United States. It also expands U.S.-Israel cooperation in a variety of arenas, including defense, intelligence, homeland security, energy, science and trade.
A Region in Turmoil
With the Middle East in turmoil, it is critical for America that we strengthen our alliance with friendly and reliable states. Israel is such an ally.
A Major Strategic Partner
The United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act recognizes this fact by designating Israel as a “major strategic partner” of the United States.
Strengthening a Critical Alliance
This important bill will help the United States maximize the benefits of an already thriving alliance with Israel by expanding cooperation in military, trade, energy and homeland security arenas.
Urge your senators to cosponsor the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act (S.462).Act Now