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Publicly available at: uscpr.org/CongressDirectory2021 Legislation, Letters, & Statements2019-2020 Top Bills & Letters2020 Key StatementsLate 2019-Early 2020 Indicators of Willingness of Support Accountability/Ending Military Funding2018-2019 Positive Vote & CosponsorshipsPre-2019 Positive Actions2016-2018 Signed Letters in Support of Palestinian Rights
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Member of Congress
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Twitter
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2021 Spoke Out on Israeli Assault on Gaza, Jerusalem, and Beyond2021 HR 2590 McCollum Bill Cosponsor (Updated 5/14)2021 Deutch-McCaul AIPAC UncondItional Weapons to Israel Letter: will add red = signed2021 Rep. Newman Stop Sheikh Jarrah Evictions Letter2021 Rep. Tlaib & Rep. Pocan-led letter on vaccines, home demolitions, and annexation2021 Rep. Pocan & Rep. Carson-led letter on vaccines2021 End Vaccine/Medical Apartheid Statements (as of late Feb.; please flag missed ones)2020 H.R. 8050 Israeli Annexation Non-Recognition Act (updated 9/20)2020 HR 2407 McColum Bill Cosponsor (updated 9/20)2020 AOC letter on annexation, condition aidUAE-Israel deal ; red = bad statement2020 Positive Anti-Annexation Statements2020 Pocan-led Housing Demolitions AECA Khierbet Humsah Letter2020 Khanna-Eshoo letter on home demolitions AECA2020
Pocan-Dingell letter on Gaza & UNRWA Funding
2020 Speier-led Housing Demolitions East J. Sumarin Family Letter2020 Omar letter on stopping arms sale to other countries2020 Haaland-Yarmouth-Huffman letter on WB violence2020 Dingell UNRWA Letter2020 Pingree-Price J Street Aid & UNRWA Letter2020 J-Street Levin letter on settlements2020 Statements on Trump "Peace Plan"2019 Statements on annexation and settlements2019 Statements on Trump Exec Order?2019 Statement on Tlaib & Omar Denial2019 New MOC Skipping AIPAC Trip; red = went2019 H. Res. 326 Pro-Pal Rights Nay or Present Vote2019 FY2020 NDAA Nay Vote2019 H. Res. 246 'No' or 'Present' Vote2020 H.R.5595 Israel Anti-Boycott Act NON-Cosponsors2019 H. Res. 496 Cosponsor (updated 8/8)2019 H. Res. 246 NON-cosponsor (updated 8/8)2018
HR 4391 (Ending Child Detention)
(McCollum led)
2017
HR 11
Nay vote
2017
HR 1697 (Israel Anti-Boycott Act)
NON-Cosponsors
2018
Statement on Gaza
2017
Spoke on
Floor HR 11
2016 Joined Human Rights Delegation to Palestine
2015
Skip
the Speech
2018
Gaza Humanitarian Crisis letter; problematic framing but a meaningful stand for Congress
(Pocan, Schakowsky, Lee, Yarmuth led)
2018
All lives matter letter on child detention - problematic framing but an indication that they could support Rep. McCollum's bill
(Schakowsky, Price, Cohen & Yarmuth-led
2018
Susiya J Street letter
(Yarmuth & Schakowsky led)
2018
UNRWA Funds J Street letter
(Price & Welch led)
2017 Issa
Issa Amro Support letters
(Ellison, Pocan, McCollum, Blumenauer-led)
2016
Special Envoy for Palestinian Children letter
(McCollum led)
2015
End Military Detention letter
(McCollum led)
2017
Susiya Support letter
(Eshoo led)
2015
Susiya Support letter
(Eshoo led)
2016
Leahy Law letter
(Johnson, Leahy led)
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Pocan@RepMarkPocanWI2D
Spoke on House floor + TW
Ydid not signYYYTweet: "Palestinian people are living under Israeli occupation. Israel should be giving Palestinian people the vaccines they need, just like they've given them to Israeli people. Giving vaccines to other countries before Palestinians is inhumane."YY
deleted: "Delaying annexation is not historic—this deal is a sham. Israel's planned unilateral annexation of the West Bank remains a violation of international law & Palestinian human rights. If Israel moves forward with annexation, Congress must put conditions on U.S. funding to Israel."
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BushMO1D
Spoke on House floor + TW
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CastroTX20D
Spoke on House floor + TW
In Haaretz: He called the plan "welcome news and hope cooperation continues to grow." ; In Haaretz: He’s “disappointed and concerned” by developments. “I commend Israel for leading the world on vaccinating its people, but I’m disappointed and concerned by their government’s exclusion of Palestinians living under Israeli occupation from these vaccination efforts, despite making COVID vaccines available to Israeli settlers in the West Bank,” said the Texas congressman, who recently unsuccessfully ran for the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s chairmanship. “Israel’s government has a responsibility under international law not just to Israeli citizens but also Palestinians in the occupied territories. This is a stark reminder of the importance of achieving a two-state solution that respects the rights of the Palestinian people and the security of Israel,” he said.TweetYYYYYY, statementYYYYYYY
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NewmanIL 3DTWYdid not signYYYTweets: This virus does not see or care about nationality, borders, or religion — its devastating impact is everywhere. The Netanyahu administration has a moral and humanitarian obligation to ensure that both Israelis & Palestinians have access to vaccines. Whether we're talking about our own communities, the United States, or nations across the globe, we must do everything in our power to ensure vaccines are not only distributed rapidly but also equitably."; Tweet: "COVID-19 does not see or care about nationality, borders, or religion. I stand with @RepBowman in ensuring that every effort is being taken so that Israelis and Palestinians have equitable access to vaccines."
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Ocasio-Cortez@AOCNY14D
Spoke on House floor + TW + more tweets
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Omar@IlhanMN5D
Spoke on House floor + TW + Statement + Much more
Ydid not signYYYTweet: "Thank you @RepBowman for your leadership and courage in standing up for Palestinians' basic human rights."YYYTweetYYYYYY, statementY TweetYYYYYYY
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Tlaib@RepRashidaMI13D
Spoke on House floor + TW + Statement + Much more
Ydid not signYYYSpoke at event; In Democracy Now: I think it’s really important to understand Israel is a racist state and that they would deny Palestinians, like my grandmother, access to a vaccine, that they don’t believe that she’s an equal human being that deserves to live, deserves to be able to be protected by this global pandemic. And it’s really hard to watch as this apartheid state continues to deny their own neighbors, the people that breathe the same air they breathe, that live in the same communities. You could put a settlement wherever you want, but on the other side of that wall is a farm community, a village, where my grandmother lives, and many of our, you know, various family members and others that I know are trying, again, to live a good life, a free life, free from these oppressive policies, these racist policies, that deny them access to public health, deny them access to freedom of travel, deny them access to economic opportunities. It is so critically important that we call it out. Our country continues to enable that country and enable Netanyahu, who continues to spew anti-Arab rhetoric that allows violence towards Palestinians to continue in a way that is so inhumane and doesn’t follow international human rights. And so, I think it’s very important. If anything, I hope my colleagues, I hope our country, sees what the Palestinians have been trying to tell us for a very long time, that Israel has no intention of ever being caring or allow equality or freedom for them as their neighbors. And you can see it with the distribution of vaccine. You also saw it with the testing and tracing. My family told me they didn’t have access to testing. They would get some side effects, and they would use the small little house that they had and quarantine the family member. They had no access at all for any preventive measures, any medication. And again, that continues on. And we allow, again, enabling Israel to continue to do that. They have the power to distribute that vaccine to the Palestinian people, their own neighbors, again, feet away from where they live, many of which, again, could expose them and their family. And it doesn’t — if anything, it just reiterates what the Palestinian people and even human rights groups have been telling us, is that this is an apartheid state.YYYTweetAOC PR: The Netanyahu government receives $3.8 billion in US taxpayer-funded military handouts every year and with the backing of the impeached President, they are seeking to use that money to formalize an apartheid system. The implementation of that system would mean our tax dollars – instead of being used to fund health care or replace lead water pipes – would be used to perpetuate and entrench human rights violations in Palestine, including limitations on freedom of movement, further expansion of illegal land theft, home demolitions, and cutting off access to critical resources like clean water. We are coming together as progressive lawmakers today to clearly say: enough is enough. Whether within our own borders or abroad, we will no longer accept that our national budget be spent on human rights violations. We must make prioritized investments that promote health and social justice for all instead.”YYYYYYYY, statementY, TweetYYYYYYY
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Pressley@RepPressleyMA7D
Spoke on House floor + TW + TW
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Garcia, Chuy@RepChuyGarciaIL4DSpoke on House floor + TWYYYYYAOC PR: I am firmly committed to an international framework in which human rights are protected and believe in a two-state solution that includes self-determination for the Palestinian people. As many Americans recommit to a just society with equal rights for all, I believe that we can and should encourage similar dialogue with our allies. We must take concrete actions to oppose annexation and in doing so, preserve the hope of a future in which Israelis and Palestinians can live in peace.”YYYYYYYYY, statementY TweetYpresentYYY
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McCollum@BettyMcCollum04MN4D
Spoke on House floor + TW
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Dingell@RepDebDingellMI12DTWdid not signYYwithdrewYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
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Grijalva@RepraulGrijalvaAZ3DTWYdid not signYYYYYYYYYYYY, statementY TweetYYYYYYYYY, statementYYYYYYYYY
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BowmanNY16DTWdid not signLetter: "As a Black man living in America, I know the feeling of being neglected by my government and society... Israel, as an occupying power, has a responsibility to provide the vaccine to the Palestinian people." : DELETED; "Netanyahu must ensure that both Israelis and Palestinians have access to the Covid vaccine. This cruelty is another reminder of why the occupation must end."
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McGovern@RepMcGovernMA2DTWdid not signYYYYYYYYYYY TweetYYYYYYYY, tweetYYYYYYYYYYY
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Jayapal@RepJayapalWA7DTW + TWYdid not signYYAOC PR: As a fierce advocate for a two-state solution, I believe it’s critical that the United States take a clear stand and fully condemn any move by Israel to dangerously and illegally annex occupied Palestinian territory. Should the Netanyahu government continue to illegally annex territory, Congress would be forced to quickly and forcefully respond, with all options on the table including the conditioning of military funding to Israel until the Israeli government abides by international laws. There is no special relationship where US funding should be used to further human rights abuses and violations of international law.”YYYYYYYYYY, statementY, statementY, tweetY TweetYYYYYYYY, tweetYYYY
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IN7D
Spoke on House floor + Statement + TW
Ydid not signYYYYYYAOC PR: We have a moral obligation to voice our objections to Israel’s ongoing, unilateral annexation of Palestinian land. Our nation must demonstrate that our commitment to justice for all extends to the Palestinian people. For decades, they have endured egregious human rights abuses by the Israeli government, and it must end. America can no longer turn a blind eye to this crisis, or remain complicit in the ongoing mistreatment of Palestinians. Our nation must live up to its greatest ideals and stand on the side of freedom.”YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
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DeLauro@RosaDeLauroCT3DwithdrewYYYYYYYYYYYY
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Bass@RepKarenBassCA37Ddid not signYYYCBC StatementYYYYYYYYYY
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Beyer@RepDonBeyerVA8Ddid not signYYYYYYYYYY, tweetYYYYYY, tweetYYYYYYY
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Clarke@RepYvetteClarkeNY9DYYYYYYY
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Davis, Danny@RepDannyDavisIL7DYdid not signYYYAOC PR: This letter is a recognition that the United States, the countries of the Middle East, the European Union and the world are rapidly running out of options in their search to facilitate a principled, sustainable agreement between Israel and the Palestinian people which guarantees the full measure of self-determination, justice and human rights to the Palestinian people and peace and security to all in the entire region. It is clear that unilateral action by Israel not only denies the Palestinan people basic freedoms and rights but sets the region on a glide path to increased tension, instability and conflict. We in the Congress have a moral and legal responsibility to promote pathways to peace and justice when-ever and where-ever we can as a nation and ensure our foreign policy reflects our values.YYYYYY TweetYYYYYYYYY, tweetYYYYYYY
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Johnson, Eddie Bernice@RepEBJTX30DYdid not signYYYYYYY TweetYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
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Rush@RepBobbyRushIL1DYdid not signYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY, tweetYYYYYYYY
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Waters@RepMaxineWatersCA43Ddid not signYYYYYYYYYY
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AuchinclossMA4D
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Barragan @RepBarraganCA44DY
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Blumenauer@repblumenauerOR3Ddid not signYYYYYYYYYY, statementY TweetYYYYYYYYY, statementYYYYYYYYYYY
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BourdeauxGA7D
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BoylePA2DY TweetY
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BrindisiNY22DY
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Cisneros@RepGilCisnerosCA39DYY
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