FMEP Legislative Round-Up: January 21, 2022


1. Bills, Resolutions, Letters
2. On the Record

*Brought to you in cooperation with Americans for Peace Now, where the Round-Up was born!

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1. Bills, Resolutions & Letters

(SANCTION THE HOUTHIS) S. 3532: Introduced 1/20 by Cruz (R-TX) and 8 Republican cosponsors, A bill to require the imposition of sanctions with respect to Ansarallah and its officials, agents, or affiliates for acts of international terrorism.”  Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. This follows a related effort by Cruz in November 2021, when he tried to attach legislation along the same lines as amendment to the FY22 NDAA (covered in the 11/19/21 edition of the Round-Up). Also see: Congress Seeks To Reimpose Sanctions on Iran-Backed Houthis After UAE Terror Strike (Free Beacon 1/21/22); Cruz (R-TX) 01/21/2022: Retweet of @Kredo0 – “SCOOP: Congress Seeks To Reimpose Sanctions on Iran-Backed Houthis After UAE Terror Strike — @SenTedCruz & GOP colleagues file bill to re-designate Houthis as terror group after Biden lifted sanctions to appease Tehran Congress Seeks to Reimpose Sanctions on Iran-Backed Houthis After UAE Terror Strike… |



(DE-FUND/SHUT DOWN UNRWA) Gohmert et al letter to Blinken: On 1/20, Rep. Gohmert (R-TX) and 17 fellow House Republicans sent a letter to SecState Blinken objecting to the Biden Administration’s decision to provide $99 million for UNRWA, arguing that “Giving money to UNRWA is an egregious waste of taxpayer money, harms our interests in the region, and endangers key allies.” The letter goes on to attack UNRWA, and to attack the Biden Administration, alleging that: “The decision to restore funding to UNRWA was not based on sound analysis or our national interest, and it further endangers our ally, Israel.” The letter also asserts that based on “all evidence available” [no hint is given as to what this evidence is] the decision to restore UNRWA funding “was made in part due to your resolve to cede American sovereignty to the United Nations” and is part of the administration’s “unreasonable actions to destroy all of President Trump’s foreign policy accomplishments.” The letter closes by urging the Biden Administration to reverse its decision (and thereby re-defund UNRWA), and also to use U.S. influence at the UN to shut UNRWA down completely.

  • Cosigners: Gaetz (R-FL), Steube (R-FL), Babin (R-TX), Cawthorn (R-NC), Roy (R-TX), Duncan (R-SC), Johnson (R-OH), Weber (R-TX), Grothman (R-WI), Lamborn (R-CO), Miller (R-IL), Gooden (R-TX), Posey (R-FL), Budd (R-NC), Good (R-VA) and Cline (R-VA).
  • Endorsements: The letter was endorsed by the ZOA.
  • Tweets: Cawthorn (R-NC-11), Duncan (R-SC-3), Gohmert (R-TX-1), Lamborn (R-CO-5)

(FREE AUSTIN TICE) Cornyn-Leahty-Menendez Risch letter to Biden: On 1/18, Sens. Cornyn (R-TX), Leahy (D-VT), Menendez (D-NJ) and Risch (R-ID) sent a letter to President Biden expressing “appreciation to you and your Administration’s commitment to bring Mr. Austin Tice back home.” With respect to Tice and other Americans held hostage around the world, the letter encourages “continued diplomacy on their cases” and encourages the Biden Administration “to work with our allies to consider ways to further disincentivize the hostage taking of American citizens. We ask that you keep us informed of your progress so that the Congress and your Administration can continue to work hand in hand on this important issue.” Press releases: Cornyn, Menendez, Risch; Tweets: Risch (R-ID)


2.On the Record


Jewish Insider 1/21/22: Shontel Brown: ‘Good won over evil’ in Ohio special election race [“In her off-the-cuff remarks that night in August, Brown, who would go on to defeat Republican Laverne Jones Gore in the general election, made sure to thank ‘my Jewish brothers and sisters” who had played a role in her victory. ‘This was an organic, authentic relationship that had been forming for years. I have been working in the community as a legislator for nine years, six of them as a county council representative representing communities with a significantly large Jewish population,’ Brown said during an appearance on Jewish Insider’s “Limited Liability Podcast” on Tuesday… Brown’s public support for the U.S.-Israel relationship and her opponent’s critiques of the Jewish state played a prominent role in the race. ‘It got pretty, I would say, rough at times,’ Brown said of the campaign. ‘But for me, it was an easy, clear decision,’ Brown maintained, noting that her 2018 trip to Israel helped her form a better understanding of the region…”]

JTA 1/20/22: Non-Jewish House reps form congressional ‘Caucus for Advancement of Torah Values,’ with Canadian rabbi’s help [initial report is here, listing first priority as focusing on “The rise of anti-Israel bigotry that has led to an increase of antisemitism incidents on college campuses and elsewhere”]. Also see: Orthodox group joins lawmakers to form caucus promoting Torah values, battling anti-Semitism (Jewish News Syndicate); and Newly formed Congressional Torah Values Caucus a source of befuddlement (Jewish Insider – “Bacon said it would be ‘committed to combating anti-Israel bigotry and protecting the Jewish community’s values and right to worship freely.’”) Also see tweets, below.

Jewish Insider 1/20/22: Meeks looking ‘very carefully’ at reinstating Houthi terrorism designation [NOTE: Terror designations are under the authority of the Executive, not Congress]

Free Beacon 1/20/22: Biden Admin Obstructing Dozens of Congressional Investigations Into Iran Nuclear Talks, Sanctions Relief

FDD 1/20/22: Congress Delivers Bipartisan Warning to Biden on Syria Policy

Jewish Insider 1/19/22: For two competing Democratic incumbents in Illinois, one dividing issue: Israel

Free Beacon 1/17/22: Watchdog Sues Biden Admin Over Funding for Palestinian Government [Also see: Mast (R-FL-18) 01/21/2022: Tweet – “What is the Biden Administration hiding? It certainly looks like support for terrorists. Watchdog Sues Biden Admin Over Funding for Palestinian Government… |”; Long (R-MO-7) 01/20/2022: Retweet of @BreitbartNews – “The Biden administration is being sued for refusing to submit documents that could show it violated a law barring the federal government from sending money to the Palestinian government until it stops its so-called “pay-for-slay” scheme paying terrorists. Biden Admin Sued over Funding for Palestinian Govt. that Supports Terror |”]

Jewish News Syndicate 1/17: Pro-Israel groups fearful that Iron Dome funding may end up blocked long-term


Violations of Palestinian Rights

Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) 01/21/2022: Tweet — “Civil rights violations continue to be regularly inflicted on Palestinians living in Occupied Territory. Last week, Israeli troops stopped the car of an 80-year-old Palestinian-American, beat him, and left him to die. @StateDept must investigate this violence. Then, this week, Israel destroyed two homes belonging to the Salhiya family in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah — where attempted evictions last year sparked a deadly war. This cruel act left 15 people homeless. This is unacceptable and must be stopped.”

Bush (D-MO-1) 01/20/2022: Tweet – “This week, Israeli police dragged 15 members of the Salhiya family out of their home and then bulldozed it. This is not an isolated incident. This is apartheid. Congress must stop our tax dollars from funding Israel’s apartheid practices. #SaveSheikhJarrah Link to quoted tweet

Newman (D-IL-3) 01/20/2022: Tweet – “15 Palestinians were left homeless after Israeli police evicted them in the middle of the night and demolished their homes in Sheikh Jarrah. This is one of more than 1,000 evictions or demolitions in the area since 2016. This must end. #SaveSheikhJarrah Israel Evicts Palestinians in Flashpoint Area of East Jerusalem… | Retweeted by Tlaib (D-MI-13)

Speier (D-CA-14) 01/20/2022: Twitter thread – “Where is the humanity? On what basis did the Israeli police evict a family of 15 in the cold of night in East Jerusalem and beat and arrest the male family members! What 2-state solution can be had with continued actions like these? Israel Evicts Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah Area of Jerusalem – The New York Times I’m a proud co-sponsor of #HR2590 to ensure that US-supplied defense equipment and funds are not used to carry out evictions or demolitions, which only further annexation and systematic injustice in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.” Retweeted by McCollum (D-MN-4) and Omar (D-MN-5).

Levin (D-MI-9) 01/20/2022: Twitter thread – “This is another move away from long-term peace and security for Israelis and Palestinians. This is why I’ve authored the Two-State Solution Act to ensure that any U.S.-supplied equipment is not used to carry out home demolitions or actions that perpetuate the occupation. Link to quoted tweet I call on the Biden administration to urge restraint and investigate whether U.S. equipment is being used in this and other incidents like it. #SheikhJarrah”

Pocan (D-WI-2) 01/19/2022: Tweet – “Last night, in the cover of darkness & freezing cold, the homes of the Salhiyeh family in Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem, were destroyed by Israeli forces leaving 15 people homeless. This is unacceptable and must end. #SaveSheikhJarrah Israel Evicts Palestinians in Flashpoint Area of East Jerusalem… |

Omar (D-MN-5) 01/19/2022: Retweet of @dylanotes – “The forcible eviction of this Palestinian family from their home in occupied East Jerusalem is a violation of human rights and international law If US defense equipment is being used, it’s also a violation of US law The US government must forcefully condemn this provocative act Link to quoted tweet

Omar (D-MN-5) 01/17/2022: Retweet of @AliVelshi – “Al-Haj Suleiman Al-Hazalin, a shepherd & anti-occupation activist, with me in Um Al-Kheir in the West Bank. While protesting the removal of Palestinian cars, he was hit by a tow truck working with an Israeli police vehicle; both left without calling for aid. He died this morning Link to image

Baldwin (D-WI) 01/14/2022: Tweet – “This is a horrible tragedy that demands a thorough investigation and I want to extend my condolences to the Assad family, including those in Wisconsin who are mourning this tragic loss and deserve answers. Elderly Palestinian American man dies after being detained by Israeli forces… |

Dingell (D-MI-12) 01/14/2022: Tweet – “My heart is with Omar Abdalmajeed As’ad’s family as they grieve this awful loss with real uncertainty. The circumstances surrounding his death are gravely concerning, and we need a full and thorough investigation to get answers now. Elderly Palestinian American dies after being detained by Israeli soldiers in West Bank… |

McCollum (D-MN-4) 01/14/2022: Tweet – “This week 80-year old Omar Abdulmajeed Asaad, a Palestinian-American living in the West Bank, was pulled from his car, beaten by Israeli soldiers, and left to die on the side of the road. My condolences to Mr. Asaad’s family. He is now another victim of this cruel occupation.”

Moore (D-WI-4) 01/14/2022: Tweet – “I’m saddened to learn of Omar Abdalmajeed As’ad’s death and send my deepest condolences to his family. We need an investigation to understand what led to this tragedy. Elderly Palestinian American man dies after being detained by Israeli forces in the West Bank |

Newman (D-IL-3) 01/14/2022: Tweet – “I am deeply disturbed by reports of Israeli troops dragging, beating and leaving an 80-year-old Palestinian-American on the ground, where he later died of a heart attack. I echo the @StateDept in demanding a full investigation into this incident. Link to quoted tweet

Tlaib (D-MI-13) 01/14/2022: Tweet – “Two days ago, Israeli troops stopped a car driven by 80-year-old Palestinian-American Omar Abdulmajeed Asaad. They dragged him from the car, beat him, and left him on the ground to die. This is outrageous! I call on @SecBlinken to investigate. Elderly Palestinian American Man Found Dead After Being Detained In Israeli Raid… |


New “Torah Values” [including defending Israel] Caucus

Deutch (D-FL) 01/20/2022: Tweet — “This is a powerful statement. The UN is not perfect body, especially in its behavior toward Israel. But working alongside like-minded partners, we can lead the push for positive change. (1/2) Thank you, @USAmbUN , for your strong words of support and for cosponsoring this critical resolution. Holocaust denial and antisemitism must never be acceptable anywhere in the world. (2/2) Linked to Times of Israel – UN General Assembly adopts Israeli resolution aimed at combating Holocaust denial

Bacon (R-NE-2) 01/19/2022: Tweet – “For the 117th Congress, @RepCuellar and I will be co-leading the Congressional Caucus for the Advancement of Torah Values. We’re committed to combating anti-Israel bigotry and protecting the Jewish community’s values and right to worship freely. DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS INAUGURATE THE CONGRESSIONAL CAUCUS FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF TORAH VALUES… |   Link to image” Retweeted by Cuellar (D-TX-28)

Bacon (R-NE-2) 01/19/2022: Retweet of @MatthewFoldi – “#NE02 @RepDonBacon launched the Congressional Caucus for the Advancement of Torah Values “The purpose…is to pledge our friendship to our Jewish friends, our brothers and sisters. We are 100% standing with you against antisemitism in any form. I don’t care where it comes from.” Link to image

Bacon (R-NE-2) 01/19/2022: Tweet – “Antisemitism is repugnant no matter where it comes from—left or right. I stand with our Jewish brothers and sisters in the U.S. and across the globe. Orthodox group joins with lawmakers to form congressional caucus promoting Torah values, battling anti-Semitism… |


Israel – Palestine (General)

Long (R-MO-7) 01/20/2022: Retweet of @jsolomonReports – “Reps. Tlaib, Omar participated in events with groups that called for release of ‘Lady al-Qaeda’ | Just The News Reps. Tlaib, Omar participated in events with groups that called for release of ‘Lady al-Qaeda’ | Just The News

Long (R-MO-7) 01/21/2022: Retweet of @HananyaNaftali – “I love reading comments like this.  Link to image

Bacon (R-NE-2) 01/21/2022: In reply to Tweet – “@Jamela_hh @RepCuellar I’ll stand by our ally Israel.”

Long (R-MO-7) 01/21/2022: Retweet of @newsmax – “Israel’s attorney general has ordered an investigation into police surveillance tactics amid reports that law enforcement improperly used a disputed hacking tool. Israel’s Attorney General Orders Probe Into Police Spyware Allegations… |

Mast (R-FL-18) 01/19/2022: Tweet – “Putin gets a pipeline, Israel gets the middle finger. Thanks, Joe Biden. US informs Israel it no longer supports EastMed pipeline to Europe… |

Rose (R-TN-6) 01/20/2022: Tweet – “Proud to accept the Friend of the Family Award from @FaithandFreedom. I will continue to champion the values of life, defend the family unit, protect our religious liberty, and stand with our ally Israel. Link to image

Bilirakis (R-FL-12) 01/19/2022: Tweet – “After giving its blessing to Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline in Europe, the Administration just announced it will no longer support the Eastern Mediterranean pipeline, a joint initiative between key allies: Greece, Cyprus and Israel- Simply outrageous! US informs Israel it no longer supports EastMed pipeline to Europe – The Jerusalem Post

Tenney (R-NY-22) 01/18/2022: Tweet – “First, Biden gifts a pipeline to Putin. Now, he is abandoning Greek and Israeli interests by backing out of the #EastMed pipeline. Another win for our adversaries and a loss for our allies. Pathetic!

Bacon (R-NE-2) 01/18/2022: Tweet – “Congrats to our @Israel_MOD and @IDF friends. A strong missile defense in the face of Iran’s ballistic missile threat is very much needed. I was fortunate to have worked on this in 2009-2010 and proud to see how far our partnership and capabilities have grown. @AIPAC Link to quoted tweet

Bacon (R-NE-2) 01/18/2022: Retweet of @AIPAC – “ Developed through U.S.-Israel partnerships and funded through bipartisan support in Congress, the Arrow system helps Israel defend itself and advances America’s defenses. Link to quoted tweet

Long (R-MO-7) 01/18/2022: Retweet of @HananyaNaftali – “Christian, Jewish and Muslim volunteers at United Hatzalah emergency medical services – working together to save lives in Jerusalem. Link to image

Long (R-MO-7) 01/18/2022: Retweet of @HananyaNaftali – “To many more years in the one democracy in the Middle East #Israel Link to image

Bacon (R-NE-2) 01/14/2022: Twitter thread – “I received the Friend of the Family award for my consistent voting record and commitment to defending family values, protecting religious liberty, and standing with our ally Israel. Thank you to the @FaithandFreedom Coalition for this recognition. Link to image   Link to reply @RobertC17642309 @FaithandFreedom @nbd Congrats!”

Duncan (R-SC-3) 01/14/2022: Tweet – “Honored to receive the Friend of the Family Award this week from the Faith and Freedom Coalition for my conservative voting record in the 116th Congress and commitment to defend the family, protect religious freedom, and stand with Israel. @FaithandFreedom Link to image

Griffith (R-VA-9) 01/14/2022: Tweet – “It was an honor to receive the Friend of the Family Award from @FaithandFreedom. I will continue my commitment to vote in defense of the family, support of religious liberty, and alliance with our friend Israel. Link to image

Long (R-MO-7) 01/15/2022: Retweet of @HananyaNaftali – “Hezbollah intelligence operatives in a failed attempt to launch a drone over Israel’s border with Lebanon. Link to video



Hill (R-AR-2) 01/14/2022: Twitter thread – “I urge the Biden Administration to use the power granted by the Caesar Act to sanction Assad and the Syrian government for their crimes against the Syrian people. Yesterday’s verdict confirmed the decade-long mass murder of Syria’s innocent civilians, led by Bashar al-Assad. My full statement can be read below: RELEASE: Rep. French Hill on German Court Finding Syrian Officer Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity… |

Meeks (D-NY-5) 01/14/2022: Tweet – “CM @RepGregoryMeeks: Though the regime continues its heinous violence against #Syria’s civilians, Germany’s conviction of Assad regime torturer Anwar Raslan to life in prison for crimes against humanity is a significant step toward accountability. Link to quoted tweet

Wilson (R-SC-2) 01/14/2022: Tweet – “The Caesar Act is clear. Congress will hold Biden accountable for any sanctions relief provided to Assad. Lebanon’s energy and economic crisis will not be solved by enriching mass murderer Assad and Iran’s proxies. Link to quoted tweet

Wilson (R-SC-2) 01/14/2022: Retweet of @joel_rayburn – “It appears the Biden admin is willfully misinterpreting US law to offer other countries a “guarantee” that will die the day Congress changes hands, if not before. Never will they convince 1/2 of Congress that saving Lebanon requires diverting massive fuel or cash to Assad. 1/4 Link to quoted tweet


Iran (incl UAE/Houthis/Yemen)

Dingell (D-MI-12) 01/21/2022: Tweet – “We won’t solve this conflict with war – killing innocent children and civilians won’t get us anywhere close to a peaceful resolution. I condemn these deadly air strikes and continued violence in Yemen and call for de-escalation immediately. Link to quoted tweet

Khanna (D-CA-17) 01/21/2022: Tweet – “We need to help end the war in Yemen, not escalate it by re-imposing Trump’s Houthi terror designation. Humanitarian orgs have warned this would mean even higher food & fuel prices for millions of Yemeni civilians & wouldn’t do anything to stop Houthi atrocities. Link to quoted tweet

McCaul (R-TX-10) 01/20/2022: Retweet of @RepSteveChabot – “Weakness Abroad: The botched withdraw from Afghanistan decimated our credibility from Iran to China. Exhibit A: Russia is set to invade Ukraine & yesterday the President said he can’t even get NATO to support sanctions if Putin decides to bite off another chunk of his neighbor.”

Rubio (R-FL) 01/20/2022: Tweet – “Sen Rubio condemns the Iranian-backed Houthi attack on the #UAE this week, which killed three innocent civilians. President Biden should be standing with our allies and partners instead of desperately trying to appease the evil regime in #Tehran that is destabilizing the region. Link to quoted tweet

Wilson (R-SC-2) 01/20/2022: Retweet of @Kredo0 – “BREAKING: Biden Admin Obstructing Dozens of Congressional Investigations Into Iran Nuclear Talks, Sanctions Relief — ‘Iran is richer, stronger, and closer to a nuclear weapon today,’ GOP leaders warn after year-long investigation into Iran policy Biden Admin Obstructing Dozens of Congressional Investigations into Iran Nuclear Talks, Sanctions Relief… |

Murphy (D-CT) 01/20/2022: Retweet of @ScottTPaul – “New @ChrisMurphyCT statement on #Yemen war. US policymakers & news outlets sometimes treat foreign casualties as ‘events’ while accepting Yemeni deaths as part of humdrum normality of life in conflict. Thank you, @ChrisMurphyCT, for seeing Yemenis too Murphy Statement on Houthi Attacks in Abu Dhabi, Coalition Strikes in Sana’a | U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut

Sherman (D-CA-30) 01/20/2022: Tweet – “What is Iran’s Revolutionary Guard doing in Myanmar?… |

Suozzi (D-NY-3) 01/20/2022: Tweet – “Today is the 41st anniversary of the release of the Iran hostages. Earlier this morning, I spoke on the House floor in support of a Congressional Gold Medal to honor the sacrifices of these American heroes. Please listen. Link to video

Bacon (R-NE-2) 01/19/2022: Tweet – “Today I asked my House colleagues to support H.R. 1179, which would award the Congressional Gold Medal to the survivors of the Iran Hostage Crisis & to the families of the former hostages, who are no longer with us. I also thank Commission 52 for spreading awareness of the bill. Link to video

Fitzgerald (R-WI-5) 01/19/2022: Twitter thread – “(1/2) President Biden can no longer ignore the Iran-China partnership & the threat it poses to U.S. interests. The President should reinstate Iran sanctions imposed by the Trump Admin. and take a proportionate response to China’s aggressive behaviors. Biden Can No Longer Ignore Growing Iran-China Ties… | (2/2) I wrote about the the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership last year and its imminent threat. President Biden must take off the kid gloves and start treating China and Iran like the adversaries they are.Linked to Fitzgerald website post: A Union of Adversaries: The China-Iran Deal

McCaul (R-TX-10) 01/19/2022: Twitter thread – “LR @RepMcCaul on @POTUS Biden’s foreign policy in his first year in office: “Weakness invites aggression, so it’s no surprise the president’s weakness on the world stage has only emboldened our adversaries to become more aggressive in their rhetoric and their actions. “After only one year of @POTUS @JoeBiden being in office, we have seen…Iran’s continued build-up of its nuclear program. “This is a stunning list of failures in such a short period of time and demonstrates serious flaws in the president’s foreign policy.” Full release Biden’s Foreign Policy Failures One Year In – Committee on Foreign Affairs LR …LR @RepMcCaul on President Biden’s weakness on #Iran …

Wicker (R-MS) 01/19/2022: Tweet – “The U.S. should be wary of the growing military cooperation between Russia, China, and Iran. We must work now to equip our @USNavy and other service branches to deter future aggression. China, Russia and Iran Team Up for Joint Naval Exercises |

Meeks (D-NY-5) 01/18/2022: Tweet – “CM @RepGregoryMeeks I strongly condemn the recent Houthi drone attack on the UAE. Attacks on civilian areas represent flagrant violations of international law; this escalation makes achieving lasting peace for Yemen even more difficult. Yemen’s Houthi Militia Claims Rare Military Strike on U.A.E…. |

Bacon (R-NE-2) 01/18/2022: Tweet – “I condemn the terrorist attack against our friends in #UAE. These attacks have escalated since POTUS removed the Iran-backed Houthis from the Foreign Terrorist Organization list. We must re-list the Houthis as a #FTO & stop Iran from sending arms to Yemen. UAE says suspects drones behind Abu Dhabi fires, Yemen’s Houthis claim attack… |

Cheney (R-WY-0) 01/19/2022: Tweet – “We must increase our maximum pressure campaign on Iran and fully enforce our existing sanctions to stop their dangerous nuclear advancements. I joined my colleagues urging @SecBlinken to immediately withdraw from talks in Vienna to return to the failed Iran Nuclear Deal: Link to image

Cline (R-VA-6) 01/18/2022: Tweet – “Iran is officially deemed a state sponsor of terror, and the US must increase pressure on Tehran to stop its dangerous nuclear advancements. My colleagues and I urged Secretary Blinken to withdraw from the Vienna talks and instead strongly enforce existing sanctions against Iran. Link to image

Cruz (R-TX) 01/19/2022: Tweet – “Biden can’t provide the Ayatollah those guarantees. They are feverishly working on a catastrophic new deal that’ll leave Iran’s nuclear program intact while pouring billions into the regime. Unless it’s a Senate-ratified treaty, it will be torn up on Day 1 of the next GOP admin. Link to quoted tweet

Deutch (D-FL-22) 01/18/2022: Tweet – “I join in condemning the recent terror attack in Abu Dhabi. The Houthis must be held accountable by the intl community, while we work to end the conflict in Yemen. We must continue to work together with Gulf partners to stop Iranian-backed terror. White House ‘strongly condemns’ attack in UAE capital… |

Fallon (R-TX-4) 01/18/2022: Tweet – “The nuclear negotiations with Iran must stop immediately.”

Fallon (R-TX-4) 01/18/2022: Tweet – “As our adversaries unite, you’d think America would focus on deterring them. Before it is too late, our attitude needs to shift. Link to quoted tweet

Fallon (R-TX-4) 01/19/2022: Tweet – “Russia, China, and Iran have announced they will be holding joint naval exercises together. Let me be clear – this is direct result of this Administration’s weakness on the world stage.

Huizenga (R-MI-2) 01/19/2022: Retweet of @politicalelle – “From a deterrence standpoint, rogue states don’t fear Biden. He can’t command attention or intimidate because he seems out of it a great deal of the time, and his foreign policy initiatives are disorganized, nonexistent, or simply sloppy. From Afghanistan to Ukraine to Iran.”

Marshall (R-KS) 01/18/2022 (GETTR): This is like the United States doing nuclear research with Iran and hoping they don’t use it on us.” -Senator Roger Marshall (R-KS), @rogermarshallmd

Pfluger (R-TX-11) 01/19/2022: Tweet – “Last February, President Biden removed the terrorist designation from the Iranian-backed Houthi militia. Now, they have attacked Abu Dhabi’s airport and critical oil infrastructure. The US should absolutely not lift sanctions on Tehran. Houthis Fired Drones and Missiles in Abu Dhabi Attack, Investigation Finds… |

Sessions (R-TX-17) 01/18/2022: Tweet – “Always a pleasure joining @newsmax, especially when accompanied by the great @RepChuck! Link to quoted tweet

Waltz (R-FL-6) 01/18/2022: Tweet – “The Houthis are launching Iranian provided drones on the UAE after they attacked our embassy in Nov & saw ZERO consequences. The Biden Admin dropped them from the terrorist list. Any deal with Iran must include its support of terrorism & hostage taking, not just nuclear weapons. Link to video

Waltz (R-FL-6) 01/19/2022: Tweet – “The Houthis have only escalated their attacks since the Biden Admin took them off the terrorist list. They’ve attacked our embassy in Yemen and now our allies, the UAE, all with the support of Iran at the same time US negotiators are pleading with Iran to re-enter the Iran Deal. Link to video

Wilson (R-SC-2) 01/18/2022: Twitter thread – “The Houthi terrorists in Yemen, fueled and armed by the Iranian regime and its dangerous ideology, committed a terrorist attack in Abu Dhabi, killing innocent people. The Biden Administration’s lack of action in addressing Iran’s exportation of terrorism and missiles (1/2) reveals how singularly focused it is on begging Iran to return to a nuclear deal that it never adhered to in the first place. We stand with the United Arab Emirates and other partners in the region who are committed to working toward peace and stability. (2/2)

Bacon (R-NE-2) 01/14/2022: Retweet of @AIPAC – “In the 3 years that the US and Iran were both party to the JCPOA, Tehran & its allies fomented terror around the world, armed terror groups, & took U.S. sailors hostage. Below are just some of the malign Iranian actions from when the deal was agreed to until the US withdrew…”

Long (R-MO-7) 01/18/2022: Retweet of @HananyaNaftali – “The U.S. needs to put the Houthis in Yemen back on its list of terrorist organizations after the drone attack on Abu Dhabi. Biden removed it a year ago. This was not a good call. We stand with the UAE here in Israel – united for peace.”

Scott (R-FL) 01/18/2022: Tweet – “Iran is our adversary & can’t be trusted, but Biden has only shown weak appeasement. It’s time the Senate passes my resolution to oppose re-joining the failed Iran deal & make clear we won’t allow Biden to jeopardize our national security, U.S. interests & our allies like Israel. Link to quoted tweet

Blackburn (R-TN) 01/17/2022 (GETTR Post): “Russia, China, Iran & North Korea can see how weak the Biden Administration is. They are the new axis of evil and we MUST stand strong against them.”

Blackburn (R-TN) 01/17/2022 GETTR Post): “The fact that the Biden Administration remains silent while our enemies, like Iran, are sanctioning kill lists, which are full of American citizens, is appalling. This is NOT a party issue. This is an American issue & Joe Biden needs to treat it as such. Log into Facebook |

Cammack (R-FL-3) 01/18/2022: Tweet – “Last week, I joined @newsmax to talk about the Biden White House’s refusal to condemn a dangerous video from Iran’s Supreme Leader. It doesn’t matter which side of the aisle you’re on, this threat deserves condemnation. Link to video

Fallon (R-TX-4) 01/18/2022: Tweet – “Again, President Biden, where are the sanctions? Link to quoted tweet

Fleischmann (R-TN-3) 01/18/2022: Tweet – “It was a pleasure to join @newsmax’s The Saturday Agenda this weekend with my friend and colleague @PeteSessions to discuss Democrats’ attempt to federalize elections, national security threat from Iran, and more! I hope you can take the time to watch. Tennessee Republican Congressman Chuck Fleischmann Joins Newsmax’s The Saturday Agenda… |

Coons (D-DE) 01/18/2022: Tweet – “I strongly condemn yesterday’s attacks against innocent civilians in Abu Dhabi. I remain committed to working with the UAE to protect itself against threats from the Houthis and other regional adversaries. Link to quoted tweet

Gaetz (R-FL-1) 01/18/2022: Tweet – “So corrupt. Link to quoted tweet – Mueller witness pleads guilty in illegal scheme to funnel UAE money to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign (Mueller witness pleads guilty in illegal scheme to funnel UAE money to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign… | @JerryDunleavy

Long (R-MO-7) 01/18/2022: Retweet of @mikepompeo – “Iranian-backed Houthis, who Biden says aren’t terrorists, reportedly conducted a missile terror strike into Abu Dhabi at two global transportation nodes. Emiratis & Americans living there are at risk. The US must immediately rescind its offer to lift terror sanctions relief.

Marshall (R-KS) 01/18/2022: Tweet – “Great to be on WarRoom today with Steve Bannon! Here’s a clip of our convo. Also, I’m now on Gettr (@RogerMarshallMD) if you want to follow me there! Link to quoted GETTR post

Inhofe (R-OK) 01/17/2022: Tweet – “Today’s deadly attacks on our friends in the UAE demonstrate, yet again, that the Iran-backed Houthis are terrorists. As I noted last year, it was a mistake for @POTUS to lift the Houthis’ terrorism designation, and he should restore that designation now. Link to quoted tweet

McCaul (R-TX-10) 01/17/2022: Twitter thread – “LR @RepMcCaul “I condemn in the strongest terms the attack on Abu Dhabi, which killed three civilians. The Iran-backed Houthis claimed responsibility for this heinous assault. “In recent months, they have stormed the US Embassy compound and imprisoned our local staff, seized an Emirati ship, and continued their cross border attacks on Saudi Arabia. The Biden Administration MUST take real steps to respond to this dangerous behavior.”

Risch (R-ID) 01/18/2022: Tweet – “I condemn the #Houthi strikes on infrastructure in the #UAE, which tragically killed 3 & wounded others. My condolences to all those affected. Yet again, this is an act of a dangerous #Iran-backed terrorist proxy, not a responsible member of the int’l community. This must stop.

Gallagher (R-WI-8) 01/17/2022: Tweet – “Rep. Gallagher discusses the Biden Administration’s attempt to pin its failures with Iran on the Trump Administration and warned how failing to stand up to the terrorists in Tehran will further damage American deterrence. Link to video; also see Gallagher press release – Gallagher: Failure to Stand Up to Tehran Will Further Damage American Deterrence

Long (R-MO-7) 01/17/2022: Retweet of @HananyaNaftali – “Mohammad Javad (26), an Iranian boxing champion was sentenced to the death penalty for participating in the peaceful November 2019 protests in Iran. The regime said he is “spreading corruption on earth”. We must raise our voices against this, maybe we can save his life! Link to image

Bacon (R-NE-2) 01/15/2022: Tweet – “General Soleimani oversaw the killing of 609 Americans in Iraq and was planning more attacks against our military when he received the justice that he more than deserved. Link to quoted tweet

Cammack (R-FL-3) 01/14/2022: Retweet of @newsmax – “’It’s not just offensive, it’s dangerous, it’s violent.’ @RepKatCammack responds to the Biden Administration’s response to an Iranian video showing former President Donald Trump being assassinated and vaccine mandates. @HeatherChilders @BobSellersTV Link to video

Chabot (R-OH-1) 01/14/2022: Tweet – “Recently, I joined @HouseForeignGOP Lead Republican @RepMcCaul in calling on the Biden Administration to tighten sanctions as #Iran gets closer to a bomb. The mullahs spent last year building their capabilities & playing for time. Negotiations were always bound to be a dead-end. Link to image

Fallon (R-TX-4) 01/14/2022: Tweet – “An awesome event! Be sure to check out our talk at the link below. Link to quoted tweet

Garcia (R-CA-25) 01/14/2022: Tweet – “Iran continues to move forward w/ their nuclear program while continuing to ship oil to the CCP, Venezuela, & Russia. I signed onto a letter encouraging the Biden admin to end nuclear agreement discussions with Iran & instead impose strong sanctions 110 Republican Lawmakers Call on Biden to Abandon Iran Nuclear Talks… |

Graham (R-SC) 01/14/2022: Twitter thread – “Cannot believe that the Biden Administration is so dismissive of the Iranian video suggesting the assasination [sic] of President Trump by drones. The White House spokesperson’s response when asked was incredibly inappropriate for the gravity of the situation, and the Biden Administration needs to quickly correct. While it is true the Ayatollah and his henchmen say crazy things, this video is not saying something crazy — it is an open and direct threat to President Trump. The Biden Administration should suspend nuclear talks with the Iranians in protest of this action.    If it is left unaddressed it will be an incredible sign of weakness and incitement of further aggression by bad actors throughout the world.

Hagerty (R-TN) 01/14/2022: Tweet – “The Russians & Putin are observing what the Biden Admin is doing—whether it be Afghanistan, our southern border, what’s happening with China on the Taiwan Strait, Iran & the Middle East—the Russians are taking notice. They see our vulnerability. We need to regain our strength. Link to video

Omar (D-MN-5) 01/14/2022: Tweet – “Once again, people in the foreign policy establishment want us barreling towards another reckless war instead of working on diplomacy and finding a peaceful solution. Thank you @Cirincione and @NuclearWilson for this timely piece. Hawks restart campaign for war with Iran – Responsible Statecraft |

Rubio (R-FL) 01/14/2022: Tweet – “The Biden Administration is so desperate to reach a bad deal with #Iran that they ignore rockets raining down on our embassy and threatened attacks on U.S. soil. The U.S. government must do more to protect Americans. Iraqi officials: 4 rockets target US Embassy in Baghdad | AP News

Swalwell (D-CA-15) 01/15/2022: Retweet of @JuliaDavisNews – “The Danish intelligence has accused Russia of forging a 2019 letter to Senator Tom Cotton, claiming to be from Greenland’s foreign minister & alleging there’d be an independence referendum. Tom Cotton claims to have given Trump the idea to buy Greenland. Denmark accuses China, Russia and Iran of espionage threat… |   Link to image

Wicker (R-MS) 01/14/2022: Tweet – “The Iran Deal was a disaster in 2015, and it would be even worse in 2022. @POTUS needs to hold the Ayatollah accountable, not let history repeat itself. No nukes for Iran. The U.S. and Iran Move Closer to a Nuclear Deal – The New York Times

Young (R-IN) 01/14/2022: Twitter thread – “Following yesterday’s attacks by Iran-backed terrorists, the American people stand with members of our military & diplomatic corps stationed in Iraq, & Iraq’s democratically elected government. As we work to repeal the #AUMF for Iraq, we recommit ourselves to work to defend Iraq as a partner & friend. More here: Iraqi officials: 4 rockets target US Embassy in Baghdad… |


Saudi Arabia

Pfluger (R-TX-11) 01/19/2022: Tweet – “President Biden says, “We’re going to continue to work on trying to increase oil supplies that are available.” I am sure the phones in Saudi Arabia and Russia are about to start ringing. We should be choosing #MidlandOverMoscow instead!” Also posted on GETTR



Rubio (R-FL) 01/20/2022: Tweet – “The authoritarian #Erdogan regime’s increasing use of torture and other human rights violations against political prisoners in #Turkey is despicable. Sen. Rubio condemns the vile treatment of prisoners in Turkey and calls for an immediate end to this inhumane abuse. Link to quoted tweet



Menendez (D-NJ) 01/14/2022: Tweet – “On the 11th anniversary of Tunisia’s revolution, I congratulate the Tunisian people on their achievements since the country’s democratic transition. Respect for constitutional order, rule of law & basic rights is vital to the country’s future prosperity. Ahead of 11th Anniversary of Tunisian Revolution, Menendez, Risch, Meeks, McCaul Urge Biden Administration to Assess President Saïed’s Anti-Democratic Trajectory, Ensure Meaningful Reforms | United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Murphy (D-CT) 01/15/2022: Tweet – “I was in Tunisia last summer, and I’m very troubled by the brutal scenes from yesterday. Tunisians fought hard to secure their democratic rights 11 years ago, and the authorities need to protect and uphold those rights. Tunisia police use water cannon on hundreds of protesters… |