FMEP Legislative Round-Up: February 23, 2024


1. Bills, Resolutions
2. Letters
3. Hearings & Markups
4. Selected Media & Press releases/Statements

New from FMEP:


1. Bills & Resolutions

none [Congress in recess]


2. Letters


3. Hearings & Markups

February 28, 2024: The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing entitled, “Tehran’s Shadow Army: Addressing Iran’s Proxy Network in the Middle East.” Witnesses (so far) will be: The Brookings Institution Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy Suzanne Maloney and Cerberus Global Investments Vice Chairman Brian Hook.

February 27, 2024: The Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia, and Counterterrorism will hold a hearing entitled, Yemen and Red Sea Security Issues.” Witnesses (so far) will be State Department Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East Dan Shapiro.


4. Selected Media & Press releases/statements


Pro-Israel Lobbying in Congress

  • Jewish Community Voice (South New Jersey) 2/21/24: Local activists travel to DC to advocate for Israel aid, security grants, and against antisemitism [“The activists who attended the Fly-In urged their members of congress and senators to advance the Antisemitism Awareness Act, pass military support for Israel, and increase funding for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). Rosenthal and Waldman personally met with Congressman Tom Kean of NJ’s 7th District, Congressman Donald Norcross of NJ’s 1st District, NJ Senator Robert Menendez, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman of NJ’s 12th District, and staff from Senator Cory Booker’s office.“]

US Aid to Israel

Israel War on Gaza on the Hill


Other stuff