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 Israel's Right to Self-Defense

    On July 30, the House of Representatives passed H. Con. Res. 107, denouncing the use of civilians as human shields by Hamas. The resolution was led by Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Ted Deutch (D-FL). On July 29, the Senate passed S. Res. 526, supporting Israel’s right to defend itself and stating that a durable ceasefire should immediately end Hamas’ rocket attacks and lead to a demilitarization of Gaza. The Senate resolution was led by Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

  • 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 have spearheaded initiatives that seek to strengthen U.S. sanctions policy toward Iran as the July 20 negotiating deadline rapidly approaches.

  • 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.