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. 

  • Oppose Iranian Aggression

    Supreme Leader of Iran

    The United States must confront Tehran’s aggression, take firm action to support regional allies, and fix the flaws of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal to ensure that Iran can never obtain nuclear weapons as the deal’s restrictions expire. Please urge your representative to cosponsor the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Economic Exclusion Act (H.R. 5132), and please urge your senators to sign onto a bipartisan letter circulated by Sens. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) to the Secretary of State.

  • Support Direct Negotiations

    Abbas and Netanyahu

    In 2016, the United States failed to veto a one-sided, anti-Israel resolution at the United Nations Security Council. The resolution hinders the peace process by seeking to impose a solution on the Israelis and Palestinians instead of supporting an agreement reached through direct, bilateral negotiations. Please thank members who spoke out against the most recent, destructive action at the United Nations (U.N.) regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and urge those who have not.

  • Oppose Boycotts of Israel

    EU Flags

    Israel has long been targeted with economic warfare, and Congress has a proud history of defending the Jewish state from such attacks. Please press your lawmakers to fight the boycott of Israel. Specifically, please urge your representative and senators to support the Israel Anti-Boycott Act (S. 720 and H.R. 1697) and the Combating BDS Act of 2017 (S.170 and H. R. 2856).

  • Support Assistance for Israel and Foreign Aid

    Fighter Jet

    Please urge your members of Congress to cosponsor the United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 5141 and S.2497)—authored by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Chris Coons (D-DE) and Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Ted Deutch (D-FL). This bipartisan bill seeks to ensure Israel has the means necessary to defend itself, by itself, against a range of growing and emerging threats. Additionally, please urge your members of Congress to support $3.3 billion in security assistance to Israel and $500 million in cooperative missile defense funding for fiscal year 2019, as called for in the 2015 U.S.-Israel Memorandum of Understanding on security assistance.

  • Target Palestinian Payments to Terrorists

    Palestinian Incitement

    The Taylor Force Act cuts funding for assistance that directly benefits the Palestinian Authority (PA) due to its ongoing practice of providing payments to convicted terrorists and the families of those who died while committing acts of terrorism against Israelis and Americans. This bill would not affect U.S. funding for security cooperation with the Palestinians or funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
    U.S. Army veteran Taylor Force was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist in a March 2016 attack in Tel Aviv. This bipartisan legislation named in his honor would help end this abhorrent practice, which directly incentives terrorism. Thank your members of Congress for supporting this bipartisan legislation as part of the large, all-encompassing omnibus spending bill in March 2018.

  • Increase Sanctions on Hezbollah

    hezbollah marching

    Hezbollah is a Lebanon-based, Iranian-backed terrorist organization that poses a direct threat to American interests and Israel, props up the Assad regime in Syria, and dominates the Lebanese government. Please thank your members of Congress for backing bipartisan legislation—The Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2017 (S.1595 and H.R.3329)—that would impose additional sanctions on the terrorist organization and those that support it.