Washington, D.C.— AIPAC congratulates President Bush on his re-election victory. We look forward to
continuing to work with the President and his administration on issues vital to the U.S.-Israel relationship.
President Bush has demonstrated his commitment to the special relationship between United States and
Israel, and has many friends in the pro-Israel community across the country.
We also look forward to working with the members of the 109th Congress. Many of Israel's strongest
friends and supporters were re-elected Tuesday to the House and Senate. The 109th Congress will be the
most pro-Israel ever.
We look forward to continuing to work with the leadership of both parties in both houses of Congress, and
congratulate House Speaker Dennis Hastert, Majority Leader Tom DeLay, Majority Whip Roy Blunt,
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer on their victories.
There were nine new members of the U.S. Senate and about 40 new members of the House of
Representatives elected Tuesday. AIPAC has met with every one of the successful candidates, and we look forward to working with them on the issues affecting the U.S.-Israel relationship.
AIPAC extends its best wishes to Jewish members of Congress Martin Frost and Peter Deutsch, both of
whom served with great distinction during their careers in the House and have been true champions of the
relationship between the United States and Israel.
We also welcome the election of two new Jewish members of Congress, Debbie Wasserman
Schultz (D-FL 20) and Allyson Schwartz (D-PA 13), whose election keeps at 26 the number of
Jewish members of the House.