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 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 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.