FMEP Legislative Round-Up: March 25, 2022


1. Bills, Resolutions, Letters
2. Russia/Ukraine <–> Israel/Palestine on the Hill
3. Hearings
4. On the Record

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

1. Bills, Resolutions & Letters

(BUNKER-BUSTERS FOR ISRAEL) HR 7148 (pdf): As previewed in last week’s Round-Up, on 3/18 Rep. Gottheimer (D-NJ) and Mast (R-FL) introduced HR 7148, entitled, the Bunker Buster Act.” For background/details see last week’s Round-Up. New since last week: Bipartisan bill introduced to authorize supplying Israel with bunker-buster bombs (Jewish News Syndicate); press releases from Gottheimer and Mast; Mast (R-FL-18) 03/22/2022: Tweet – “Whether it’s Ukraine or Israel, the U.S. should empower democracies to defend themselves against tyranny. That’s why @RepJoshG and I introduced the Bunker Buster Act to help Israel stand up to Iran.

(NO “PALESTINIAN CONSULATE” IN JERUSALEM) S. Con. Res. 34 (pdf): Introduced 3/23 by Lee (R-UT) and 11 all-Republican cosponsors, “A concurrent resolution to express the sense of Congress in opposition to the establishment of a new Palestinian consulate [sic] or diplomatic mission in Jerusalem.” Notwithstanding the fact that the text talks about (I kid you not) Biden’s plan to “open a Palestinian consulate in Jerusalem” and in its resolved clauses notes that Congress  “opposes the establishment of a new Palestinian consulate in Jerusalem,” it is clear that this sloppy/insanely poorly drafted resolution is actually intended as a sense of Congress opposing the establishment of any AMERICAN consulate or diplomatic mission to the Palestinians in Jerusalem (see the difference?). Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Also see Lee’s press release and one-pager about the resolution, which were both apparently the work of the same very bad/drunk drafter, as evidenced by the reference in both to the “Undivided Embassy” in Jerusalem [it seems the drafter knew it was important to get the word “undivided” in there somehow, regardless of whether it makes any sense].  Also see press release and supportive tweet from Hyde-Smith (R-MS), not merely opposing the opening of a US mission to the Palestinians in Jerusalem (which she, too, calls a “Palestinian consulate in Jerusalem”) but going further to state that doing so would “give radical extremist groups [e.g., the two-state-supporting PA] ground to stand on” and would “further embolden non-state actors & undercut our Israeli friends.”  

(TARGETING THE UNHRC OVER ISRAEL/PALESTINE) HR 7224 (pdf): Introduced 3/24 by Steube (R-FL) and 4 Republican cosponsors, “To require certain actions relating to the United Nations Human Rights Council, and for other purposes,” aka, “The UN Human Rights Council Reform Act.”  Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. The bill seeks to permanently prohibit US contributions (voluntary or assessed) to any UN Commissions of Inquiry that relate to Israel as mandated by the United Nations Human Rights Council; to require the US to use its voice/vote/influence in the UNHRC and the UN General Assembly to defend Israel from scrutiny in the UNHRC (and report to Congress on those efforts); to brief Congress before each session of the UNHRC on the UNHRC’s session agenda and program of work; and to report to Congress annually on all votes related to Israel in the UNHRC, including in the report the amount of US aid given to each of the countries casting each vote. Steube’s press release is here; tweet touting the bill is here; tweet in support from Lamborn (R-CO).

(POSSIBLY ALSO TARGETING PALESTINIANS AT THE UN) HR 7223: Introduced 3/24 by Stuebe (R-FL) and 2 Republican co-sponsors, “To provide for the abolition of certain United Nations groups, and for other purposes.”  Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. As of this writing (3:30pm ET on 3/25/22), text of the bill is not online and Steube has not issued a press release or tweeted about it. While we won’t know for sure until text is available, it is possible the bill (like HR 7224) targets Israel/Palestine at the UN, in this case by targeting Palestine-focused UN groups (as has been done repeatedly in the past by members of Congress grandstanding on Israel/Palestine — e.g., bills in 2005/2005, 2007, 2009/2009, 2011, 2013, 2015).

(BLOCKING ANY NEW IRAN DEAL) HR 7159: Introduced 3/18 by Issa (R-CA) and no cosponsors, “To terminate certain waivers of sanctions with respect to Iran issued in connection with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and for other purposes.” Referred to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, Financial Services, the Judiciary, and Oversight and Reform. Issa press release is here, clarifying that his bill is a companion to Sen. Cruz’s S. 3857, covering in last week’s editon of the Round-Up.

(BILL TOTALLY UNRELATED TO ISRAEL/MIDDLE EAST, BUT….) HR 4521: This week, the Senate took up HR 4521, which in February the House repurposed as the “America COMPETES Act of 2022.” For details of the House version of the bill (which includes Iran- and Israel-related provisions, including a non-germane provision added on the House floor targeting the UN’s Commission of Inquiry investigating Israeli violations of Palestinian rights) see the 2/4/22 edition of the Round-Up. Now in the Senate, Schumer (R-NY) has offered a substitute amendment – currently under consideration – that (among other things) includes a provision banning countries that boycott Israel, or that in any way distinguish between Israel or settlements, from participation in a new technology cooperation program created under Title I of the bill.



(PRESSURE ON JORDAN TO EXTRADITE TAMIMI) Steube et al letter to Blinken: On 3/23, Rep. Steube (R-FL) led a letter, cosigned by 5 Republican colleagues, to SecState Blinken about US efforts to extradite Ahlam Al-Tamimi from Jordan. Tamimi assisted in the carrying out of a suicide bombing in Jerusalem in 2001, for which Israeli Israel sentenced her to multiple life sentences. Israel subsequently released her as part of a deal for the release of an Israeli soldier captured and held in Gaza by Hamas (Gilad Shalit), at which point she settled in Jordan. She remains wanted in the US in connections with the murder and wounding of American citizens in that 2001 terror attack, and the request for her extradition from Jordan is a longstanding point of contention between the US and the Jordanian government. Steube’s letter asks the Biden Administration to answer a list of questions: “1. Is it the State Dept.’s view that the request for Tamimi’s extradition satisfies U.S. law and the requirements of the 1995 treaty? 2. What measures does the State Dept. consider to be available should Jordan persist in failing to comply with the extradition request?  3. Has the State Dept. considered, or will it consider imposing sanctions on Jordan if the lawful U.S. request to extradite Tamimi continues to be disregarded? 4. Has Jordan given the U.S. reasons different from or additional to the reason stated by its Court of Cassation for the disputed assertion that the 1995 treaty is invalid?” Also see Steube tweet/GETTR post and tweet from Cawthorn (R-NC-11)

(DEAR STATE DEPT: DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT MONITORING ISRAEL FOR HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES) Diaz Balart letter(?): On 3/24/22, Rep. Diaz Balart (R-FL) tweeted, in response to a sensationalized 3/23/22 report from the Jerusalem Post (US offering $1 million to report on Israeli human rights violations):

“I asked @StateDept to reconsider its grant notice on investigating #Israel for human rights abuses. Rather than looking to criticize our one democratic ally in the region, those resources should be focused on truly oppressive regimes with egregious human rights records.”

Back on 3/10/22 the Washington Free Beacon broke the news of this funding in its own sensationalized account, “How the Biden Administration Is Funding the Effort To Delegitimize Israel.” It re-upped the story with its 3/21/22 report, “Watchdog Wants Biden To Disclose Origins of $1 Million Grant Program To Demonize Israel” [read for yourself the the FOIA request filed by that “watchdog,” bearing the totally-not-a-cynical-grandstanding-effort subject line, “Freedom of Information Act Request for Records Regarding the Biden Administration’s Efforts to Undermine Israel and Advance BDS” and filed along with another FOIA request with an equally totally-not-a-cynical-grandstanding-effort subject line, “Freedom of Information Act Request for Records Regarding the Biden Administration’s Material Support for Palestinian Terrorism”]. See related Tweet from Scott (R-FL) 03/23/2022: Tweet – “As Israeli families bury victims of a radical anti-Semitic terror attack, the @StateDept is offering $1 MILLION for reports on supposed human rights violations in Israel.   The Biden admin’s anti-Israel agenda is disgusting & completely ignores the evil & terror of Hamas.

(KEEP THE IRGC ON THE FTO LIST!) Franklin et al letter to Blinken: On 3/22, Rep. Franklin (R-FL) led a letter, cosigned by 86 Republican House colleagues, to SecState Blinken, telling him that “it is critical that we stand by our allies and partner nations and ensure that the IRGC is not given the benefit of removal of sanctions by delisting them as a FTO. This would reward them with greater freedom to increase their malign activities.” Also see:

(STOP DEMOLITIONS IN PALESTINIAN VILLAGE OF AL-WALAJA) Schakowsky et al letter to Blinken: On 3/18, Rep. Schakowsky (D-IL) led a letter, cosigned by 49 House Democratic colleagues, to SecState Blinken, urging the State Department “to engage with the Israeli government to prevent the displacement of 38 families (approximately 300 people) and the demolition of their homes in the Palestinian village of al-Walaja in East Jerusalem. The destruction and displacement of this community would run counter to the values shared by the U.S. and Israel, while further undermining long-term Israeli security, Palestinian dignity, and prospects for peace.” Also see:

(SYRIA SANCTIONS WAIVERS?) Wilson-Tenney-Fallon letter to Blinken: On 3/11/22 (not reported previously in the Round-Up), Reps. Wilson (R-SC), Tenney (R-NY) and Fallon (R-TX) sent a letter to SecState Blinken “concerning reports that the administration will soon be issuing broad waivers under the Syria sanctions regime.” The letter goes on to state that the Biden Administration “has carried out policy toward the Assad regime in Syria that is inconsistent with Congress’ intent in the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2019 (Public Law 116-92).” The letter requests – by 5pm on 3/18/22, “copies of all documents and communications relating to discussions to provide a sanctions waiver under the Caesar Act or any other Syria sanctions authority for northern Syria,” and also requests that the Biden Administration answer a list of related questions. Also see Tweets from: Wilson (R-SC-2), Fallon (R-TX-4)

2. Russia/Ukraine <–> Israel/Palestine on the Hill

>>>Aid Repercussions for Israel?

This week Rep. Kinzinger (R-IL-16) caused a minor hullabaloo for a 3/20 Tweet suggesting that Israel’s failure to take a clear position in support of Ukraine (and in line with the US) against Russia might lead to future negative impacts on its U.S. aid. When that Tweet provoked backlash from supporters of Israel, Kinzinger doubled and then tripled down on his argument (see links for/text of all the tweets, below).

Kinzinger’s tweets boil down to an explicit demand for accountability from U.S. allies, in the form of conditions on U.S. military aid, and an explicit assertion that “Israel doesn’t have a special exemption”.

This is not the first time that a member of Congress has supported conditions on aid to Israel or called for cuts to that aid. However, past calls for any kind of oversight of, conditions on, or possible cits to Israel, coming from progressive Democrats concerned with Palestinian rights, have invariably been seized on —  by pro-Israel hardliners in the Democratic party,  by Republicans writ large, and by many pro-Israel advocacy groups — as a pretext for campaigns attacking the member(s) in question as anti-Israel and/or antisemitic, and for attacking the Democratic party for an alleged anti-Israel/antisemitism problem. In contrast, Kinzinger’s statement (and doubling/tripling down) has been greeted by total silence from members of Congress of both parties and from Israel advocacy groups – not a single tweet or statement (that I could find), no denunciations from pro-Israel advocacy groups.

This muted (to say the least) response to a Republican taking a critical position on aid to Israel  is also not without precedent. Indeed, it is reminiscent of what happened in recent months in the context of the drama around appropriating an extra $1 billion for Israel for Iron Dome. In that battle, a handful of statements of opposition/concern about the funding in the House, and a delay of less than 2 days in approving the funding, fueled hundreds of outraged statements by members of Congress (bipartisan) and pro-Israel organizations — continuing for weeks —  denouncing those who had expressed concern or opposition to the extra $1 billion for Israel for Iron Dome as enemies of Israel, allies of terrorists, and antisemites. Yet, when that same $1 billion in funding for Israel for Iron Dome hit a wall in the Senate named Rand Paul (R-KY), who single-handedly held up the funding for months, members of Congress and pro-Israel groups largely fell silent.

Observing these two very different kinds of responses from members of Congress and pro-Israel groups with respect to challenges to the sanctity/inviolability/unconditional nature of US aid to Israel, one would be hard-pressed to avoid the conclusion that this issue involves two very different sets of rules of behavior. Under the first rule, there is ZERO TOLERANCE for any suggestion that there should be oversight, accountability, conditionality, or cuts to US aid to Israel, if that suggestion is linked in any way to concerns for Palestinians (and especially if that suggestion comes from progressive Democrats). Under the second rule, suggestions of conditions and even cuts in aid to Israel, or even actions to actively obstruct funding for Israel, are basically non-controversial — so long as the argument/action comes from a Republican and so long as the reasons behind it have nothing to do with the welfare, rights, status, or future of the Palestinians.

See all Kinzinger’s tweets:

Round 1: On 3/20/22, Noga Tarnopolsky – “Zelensky asks Israel: “You can mediate, but cannot mediate between good & evil. I could ask why we are not receive protection from Israel. Why are we not getting your Iron Dome, that would protect the Jews of Ukraine? Why hasn’t Israel joined the sanction régime against Russia?“. Kinzinger re-tweets that with a comment: “Really good questions of #Israel:” and then adds another tweet “Israel’s reaction to #Ukraine will have bearing on future aid from the US to #Israel. Pay it forward”

Round 2: Later that day Kinzinger tweets a thread doubling down and expanding on and his earlier tweet — “Thread on Israel: so i grabbed the third rail of foreign policy today, as I said Israel needs to pick a side, and that future aid could be at stake. I want to double down on this, let me explain. 2) I deeply support our relationship with Israel. But supporting friends doesn’t mean we look past differences. We have stood with Israel and will continue to do so. But at the moment there is a battle between Good and Evil, between a world based on raw power or… 3) one based one the post WW2 rules. Everyone must pick a side. The outcome of this fight will impact the world my son grows up in, and now is the time to call anyone to the carpet who does not do their utmost. 4) if we don’t want to directly attack Russia, then our leverage is in the world uniting in sanctions and assistance for the people of Ukraine. This includes everyone, and Israel doesn’t have a special exemption. Hopefully they will do the right thing. /end

Round 3: On 3/22/22, Kinzinger doubled down (tripled down?) again on this same point, with a new tweet: “In this war, there is no middle ground. Israel has to pick a side. Slam me all you want, but this is real and serious. “Israel doesn’t have a special exemption”: “ That tweet was linked to an article in — “Israel doesn’t have a special exemption”: Republican slammed for blasting lack of Russia sanctions

Other media reports:


>>>Cardin & BDS in the Spotlight

On 3/20/22, Mehdi Hassan hosted Sen. Cardin (D-MD) on his show, during which Hassan pressed Cardin on the question of the boycotts, divestment and sanctions – and the apparent double standard in Congress that embraces these tactics vis-a-vis Russia/Ukraine but seeks to delegitimize/quash them vis-a-vis Israel/Palestine.

In response, Cardin offered a description of his bill – the Israel Anti-Boycott Act – that bears no resemblance to the actual bill. As described by Cardin, the only thing his bill will do is prevent American companies being forced to boycott Israel by foreign government policies or actions of the UN. In reality, NOT A SINGLE FOREIGN GOVERNMENT, nor the UN, has adopted a policy that would compel or coerce a US company to boycott Israel.

And in reality, what Cardin’s bill seeks to do – and would do under law – is criminalize US companies making their own private decisions to boycott Israel – or settlements – based on their own objections to Israeli policies. And what the law would do is criminalize any US citizen doing anything to support the policy of the EU or UN that calls for (but in no way compels) companies to differentiate between Israel and settlements.

What does it mean that Cardin blatantly misrepresented his bill on national TV this week? One possible answer is that he genuinely doesn’t know what his bill does, notwithstanding repeated go-arounds with the ACLU (for example: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here).

Another arguably more plausible answer is that Cardin knows exactly what his bill does and deliberately misrepresented it. If that is indeed the case, his decision to characterize his bill in a less-than-factually-accurate manner might suggest that Cardin is today conscious of and sensitive to the fact that — in the context of widespread support for boycotts, divestment, and sanctions as tactics to push back against Russia — one would be hard-pressed to see his bill as anything other than an exercise in double standards and outright hypocrisy when it comes to Americans’ right to protest the policies and actions of foreign countries.

Watch Cardin offer a factually inaccurate explanation of the Israel Anti-Boycott Act on the Mehdi Hassan show, here.


3. Hearings

March 30, 2022: The House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittees on the Middle East, North Africa, and Global Counterterrorism and Europe, Energy, the Environment, and Cyber will hold a joint virtual hearing entitled, “Opportunities and Challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean: Examining U.S. Interests and Regional Cooperation.” Witnesses have not yet been announced.

March 24, 2022: The Senate Armed Services Committee held an OPEN/CLOSED: To receive testimony on the posture of United States Northern Command and United States Southern Command. Witnesses were: General Glen VanHerc, Commander, United States Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command (testimony – including a section on Iran); and General Laura Richardson, Commander, United States Southern Command (testimony – – including a section on Iran).

March 22, 2022: The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a CLOSED/TS/SCI: Update on the Iran Nuclear Negotiations, featuring Brett McGurk, Deputy Assistant to the President and Middle East and North Africa Coordinator, National Security Council; Rob     Malley, Special Envoy for Iran, U.S. Department of State; and “Official Briefer”, Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

  • Media reports: ‘Significant decisions’ remain for U.S., Iran before deal, Murphy says (Jewish Insider)
  • Tweet – Long (R-MO-7) 03/22/2022: Retweet of @ChadPergram – “From the pool. Dem CT Sen Murphy after Foreign Rltns Cmte briefing on Iran: It is absolutely chilling how close Iran is to a nuclear weapon.
  • Tweet – Van Hollen (D-MD) 03/22/2022: Tweet – “I don’t know what briefing is being described here, but I was in the one with Biden Administration officials and this is not an accurate depiction of what they said. Senators have a right to disagree with any proposal, but should not mischaracterize what they said. Link to quoted tweet


4. On the Record



Jewish Insider 3/25/22: Levin/Stevens forum highlights candidates’ differences on Middle East

Haaretz 3/23/22: AIPAC Endorsed ‘Election Deniers,’ but Its New Project Touts Democracy

Jewish Insider 3/23/22: Laura Gillen hopes to follow in Kathleen Rice’s footsteps [“…Gillen was also quick to make clear to JI that supporting Israel ‘will be at the forefront of my agenda in this campaign because I have a significant Jewish population that I would represent.’…‘When you go to Israel, you really appreciate the threat to the people in that country,’ she said, adding that if elected, she would aim to return to Israel early in her term.”]

NY Daily News 3/22/22: On Dems and Israel, a tale of two Bronxes: Compare and contrast Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ritchie Torres

Jewish Insider 3/22/22: Josh Mandel continues to court pro-Israel community

Peter Beinart/Substack 3/21/22: AIPAC’s Bet Against Democracy

JTA 3/21/22: AIPAC’s pro-democracy ‘super PAC’ does not mention Israel in its mission [“The revelation of the name and mission of the super PAC comes as its sister political action committee, AIPAC PAC, drew fire from Democrats for endorsing several dozen Republicans who voted against affirming Joe Biden as president on Jan. 6, 2021. Those critics said a pro-Israel PAC had no business endorsing candidates who, like the insurrectionists who took part in the deadly riot that day at the Capitol, sought to stop Biden’s affirmation.”]

JTA 3/21/22: RJC PAC endorses Ron Johnson, senator blocking advancement of Deborah Lipstadt as antisemitism monitor

Jewish News Syndicate 3/21/22: RJC endorses 14 more candidates for 2022 midterms

Haaretz 3/19/22: Citing Ukraine War, AIPAC Defends Endorsing GOP ‘Election Deniers’



The Free Beacon 3/23/22: Cruz To Force Recorded Vote on Biden Nominee Accused of Lying to Congress About Iran Deal

New York Times 3/23/22: The Democrat the White House Fears the Most [Sen. Menendez, D-NJ]

Jewish News Syndicate 3/22/22: Democrats accuse Republican leader of whipping votes against anti-Semitism nominee Deborah Lipstadt

Jewish Insider 3/23/22: Shontel Brown hopes for a ‘longer and stronger’ Iran deal

Bourse & Bazaar (Esfandyar Batmanghelidj) 3/22/22: Removing the IRGC from the FTO List Risks Nothing […even with the enormous security gains on offer, Republic lawmakers and other critics are suggesting that the removal of the FTO designation is an unacceptable concession to make. The arguments being made against the removal of the FTO designation are weak. More judicious critics of the move concede that little is at stake.”]

FoxNews 3/22/22: House Democrat [Gottheimer] calls out Biden admin over potential Iran deal: ‘Makes zero sense’

Jewish Insider 3/22/22: Ritchie Torres: ‘Neither side has a strategy for permanently preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon’

Jewish Insider 3/22/22: Ketanji Brown Jackson is the latest Supreme Court nominee who got her start at Nathan Lewin’s first firm [“...Today, Lewin operates an even smaller firm: Lewin & Lewin, a two-lawyer operation with his daughter, Alyza Lewin, who also serves as president of the ​​Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law…The pair has worked on several high-profile cases together, including that of Menachem Zivotofsky, who sued former Secretary of State John Kerry in 2014 in a bid to list ‘Jerusalem, Israel’ — rather than just ‘Jerusalem’ — as his place of birth on his passport…At 86, Lewin maintains a full caseload, and he filed a recent lawsuit on behalf of Ben & Jerry’s Israeli distributor, who is suing the ice cream maker and its parent company over its decision last year to stop selling its products in what it referred to as ‘Occupied Palestinian Territory.’”]

Free Beacon 3/21/22: Watchdog Wants Biden To Disclose Origins of $1 Million Grant Program To Demonize Israel [“…‘This debacle shows, yet again, that the people setting Middle East policy for the Biden administration simply hate Israel,’ Cruz said. ‘They genuinely believe that Israel is like apartheid South Africa and that Israeli Jews should be boycotted. When they think of human rights abuses, they don’t think Russia or China or Cuba, and they certainly don’t think Iran; instead, their smears are reserved and hyper-focused on the world’s only Jewish state.’“]

JNS 3/18/22: Gottheimer urges Secretary of Education to monitor ethnic-studies curriculums [covered in last week’s Round-Up]


Members on the Record


Israel & Israel/Palestine

Brown (D-OH-11) 03/24/2022: Retweet of @JasonKoppel – “.@NYCMayor is correct – NYC is back! It’s a great day when over 600 @AIPAC activists come together to support the unbreakable bond between the U.S. and Israel. It was my honor to interview @ShontelMBrown and discuss her passion for Israel. #StrongerTogether Link to image

Suozzi (D-NY-3) 03/23/2022: Tweet – “Great catching up with my friends @KalmanYegerNYC, @joeleisdorfer, Rabbi Levinson, and other members of the pro-Israel community today in Manhattan. Link to image

Titus (D-NV-1) 03/23/2022: Tweet – “It was great speaking with members of @USJewishDems in Nevada about my work in Congress to support Israel’s security, fight anti-Semitism, and hold Putin accountable for the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. Link to image

Young (R-IN) 03/23/2022: Retweet of @AIPAC – “The Abraham Accords have ushered in #ANewEra of peace. This month, Congress passed The Israel Relations Normalization Act to expand the agreements between Israel, UAE, Bahrain, Sudan & Morocco. Thank you @SenatorRisch @senrobportman @CoryBooker @SenatorCardin @SenToddYoung Link to quoted tweet

Rosen (D-NV) 03/24/2022: Tweet – “During my meeting with Israeli Ambassador Michael Herzog, we discussed strengthening U.S.-Israel cybersecurity cooperation, countering Iran’s nuclear ambitions & support for terrorism, and promoting peace through the Abraham Accords. Thank you for the visit! Link to image

Salazar (R-FL-27) 03/23/2022: Tweet – “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it as often as needed: Anti-Semitism has absolutely NO place in our society. My prayers are with the families of the 4 innocent civilians killed in this unthinkable act of terrorism. Link to quoted tweet

McCaul (R-TX-10) 03/23/2022: Tweet – “LR @RepMcCaul: “I strongly condemn the terrorist attack that took place yesterday in Be’er Sheva, Israel. I extend my condolences to the families and friends of the victims. We stand strongly with Israel in its fight against terrorism.”

Menendez (D-NJ) 03/23/2022: Retweet of @SFRCdems – “I condemn the brutal attack in Southern Israel that took the lives of 4 innocent Israeli citizens. My sympathies go to their families and loved ones, and to all those who have suffered from acts of terrorism and violence. Link to quoted tweet

Barr (R-KY-6) 03/22/2022: Tweet – “Please join me in sending prayers to the victims of the Beersheba terror attack which just hours ago took the lives of four Jewish Israeli civilians, a rabbi among them. I denounce this attack and encourage communities across the world to oppose antisemitism in every form.

Cruz (R-TX) 03/22/2022: Tweet – “Pure evil from a terrorist ISIS supporter. America stands with Israel against these atrocities. Stabbing in Beersheba, background unclear – report

Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) 03/22/2022: Twitter thread – “Another devastating terror attack in Israel killing four people. May their memory be a blessing. Stabbing in Beersheba, background unclear – report Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad — both funded by Iran — praised this horrific attack. It is critical that the U.S. isolates terrorist groups funded by Iran and stand strong in our commitment to our ally Israel’s security.

Long (R-MO-7) 03/23/2022: Retweet of @HananyaNaftali – “Guns save lives in Israel. This courageous Israeli civilian neutralized a Palestinian terrorist who stabbed 4 people to death. He pulled his pistol and fired at him. Link to image

Menendez (D-NJ) 03/23/2022: Tweet – “I condemn the brutal attack in Southern Israel that took the lives of 4 innocent Israeli citizens. My sympathies go to their families and loved ones, and to all those who have suffered from acts of terrorism and violence. Link to quoted tweet

Scott (R-FL) 03/22/2022: Retweet of @AJCGlobal – “MK @MnsorAbbas will become the first Arab to serve as Acting Speaker of the Knesset. We encourage @Amnesty and others who fail to recognize Israel’s robust pluralism and level false charges against the Middle East’s sole democracy to take note. Link to image

Lamborn (R-CO-5) 03/22/2022: Tweet – “I applaud Israel for the humanitarian aide [sic] they are offering to Ukrainian refugees during these difficult times. Israel is a longtime ally and beacon of democracy in the Middle East and I remain a strong supporter. Link to quoted tweet

Cardin (D-MD) 03/21/2022: Retweet of @MehdiHasanShow – “Americans overwhelmingly support efforts to sanction Russia in response to Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. @MehdiRHasan asks @SenatorCardin if such a development might change the way lawmakers view the BDS movement against Israel. Link to video

Castro (D-TX-20) 03/20/2022: Retweet of @WalshFreedom – “Damn good questions. What say you @Israel? What say you @naftalibennett? Link to quoted tweet

Swalwell (D-CA-15) 03/20/2022: Retweet of @mehdirhasan – “Deeply disappointing to see the Palestinian parties in the Knesset boycott Zelenskyy’s speech and blame NATO, and not Putin, for ‘imposing’ this war on Ukraine. No excuse for this kind of awful behavior. Link to quoted tweet

Lee (D-NV-3) 03/19/2022: Tweet – “This week, I cosponsored a resolution commemorating the 30th anniversary of the March 17, 1992 terrorist attack on the Embassy of Israel in Buenos Aires. With a rising number of anti-Semitic attacks today, our country must remember, reflect, and stand up against hate.

Long (R-MO-7) 03/19/2022: Retweet of @HananyaNaftali – “This is the Iranian Zolfaghar missile marked with the text “Israel must be wiped off the map”. And Biden wants to remove them from the US terror list? Link to image

Mast (R-FL-18) 03/19/2022: Tweet – “Iran has been on a mission to blow Israel off the map – literally. We need to support our strongest ally and ensure they have the tools they need to defend their right to exist. Bipartisan bill to authorize supplying Israel with bunker-buster bombs introduced… |

Risch (R-ID) 03/19/2022: Tweet – “I share PM Bennett & FM Lapid’s concerns on the potential lifting of the #IRGC’s FTO. As they rightly point out: delisting would be an insult to the victims & ignore reality. It’s hard to believe Biden would consider this in exchange for a mere “promise not to harm Americans.” Link to quoted tweet

Waltz (R-FL-6) 03/20/2022: Retweet of @RichSementa – “.@netanyahu and @michaelgwaltz with @marklevinshow tonight Netanyahu and Waltz, Tonight On Life, Liberty and Levin… |

Zeldon (R-NY) 3/19/22: Rep. Zeldin Discusses the U.S.-Israel Alliance with Former Jerusalem Mayor and Member of the Knesset Nir Barkat

Cheney (R-WY-0) 03/18/2022: Tweet – “America’s relationship with Israel has never been more important. Those of us who have never wavered in our support for Israel or our fight against anti-Semitism in the US & around the world want @AIPAC members to know your leadership is playing a dangerous game of politics.

Cruz (R-TX) 03/18/2022: Tweet – “The corporate media doesn’t even bother to hide its seething anti-Israel bias. Link to quoted tweet

Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) 03/18/2022: Twitter thread – “It was a great pleasure to meet with Israel’s Ambassador to the United States @AmbHerzog to discuss the risks posed to Israel in the region and our work to continue to strengthen the historic, bipartisan U.S.-Israel relationship. @IsraelinUSA Link to image Together, we must address the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran. Iran and its terrorist proxies must never be able to threaten the U.S. or Israel with a nuclear weapon.

Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) 03/18/2022: Twitter thread – “So…AIPAC is now endorsing & donating to Republicans who voted to overturn the US election on Jan 6th because, according to their statement, it’s more OK to dismantle US democracy than it is to question if US tax dollars should fund detention & abuse of Palestinian kids. Got it. Link to quoted tweet Wonder what my Dem colleagues welcoming this kind of support think about this position.

Omar (D-MN-5) 03/18/2022: Retweet of @juliabacha – “The @nytimes managed to run a massive editorial allegedly dissecting free speech issues ailing our country and completely missed Americans actually losing their livelihoods over political speech that the governments doesn’t like, i.e. advocating for Palestinian human rights.

Salazar (R-FL-27) 03/18/2022: Retweet of @AJCLatino – “Thank you @RepMariaSalazar, a Latino Jewish Congressional Caucus member, for introducing a bipartisan resolution demanding accountability for the 1992 bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires. We must continue to pursuit justice until the perpetrators are held responsible. Link to quoted tweet



Risch (R-ID) 03/23/2022: Tweet – “It’s shameful that the @UN would praise the #Assad regime for signing onto conventions it routinely violates and attempt to partner together on programing efforts when the regime will ultimately take life-saving aid from the hands of those who need it most.

Boyle (D-PA-2) 03/23/2022: Tweet – ““I firmly believe that if the world had reacted to Syria as they are now, there never would have been a Ukrainian invasion to begin with,” Boyle said. Opinion | Putin has been a war criminal for years. Nobody cared until now.

Kinzinger (R-IL-16) 03/22/2022: Tweet – “We cannot just sit back and watch the horrific atrocities mount in Mariupol. Once again, Putin is targeting children and innocent civilians for power, just as he did (and does) in Syria. It’s sickening and he must be stopped. Link to quoted tweet

McCaul (R-TX-10) 03/22/2022: Tweet – “LR @RepMcCaul in @washingtonpost via @joshrogin: “The world has watched in horror as Putin has committed war crimes in Ukraine, and the parallels to Syria are absolutely chilling. I would not be surprised if we saw [chemical weapons used] soon in Ukraine.”Opinion | Putin has been a war criminal for years. Nobody cared until now.

Cohen (D-TN-9) 03/21/2022: Tweet – “War is Hell and Putin is Satan Link to quoted tweet

Deutch (D-FL-22) 03/21/2022: Tweet – “This visit by Assad to Dubai just days after 11th anniversary of civil war is disturbing. Assad is a murderous dictator who used chemical weapons against and slaughtered hundreds of thousands of his own people. We should not be looking for new ways to cooperate with him. Link to quoted tweet

McCaul (R-TX-10) 03/21/2022: Tweet – “LR @RepMcCaul on @TeamCavuto: “We need to know what are the red lines. We can’t do a red line like [Obama] did in Syria and not take it seriously. I think NATO needs to be on board…[If a Russian WMD is used in Ukraine,] nations on the sidelines would need to be more involved.” Link to video

Menendez (D-NJ) 03/21/2022: Tweet – “Bashar al-Assad cannot return to “business as usual” after over a decade of slaughtering Syrian civilians. I am gravely disappointed that the #UAE thought to mark the 11th anniversary of the Syrian revolution by welcoming him for his first visit to an Arab state since 2011. Link to quoted tweet

Risch (R-ID) 03/21/2022: Tweet – “Just as the #Kremlin uses disinformation to discredit @SyriaCivilDef’s eyewitness accounts of #RussianWarCrimes, it’s now targeting brave #Ukrainian journalists reporting on Russian atrocities in #Mariupol. #Putin & his cronies must be held accountable for their egregious crimes.

Meeks (D-NY-5) 03/20/2022: Tweet – “CM @RepGregoryMeeks: Deeply disappointed by the UAE welcoming brutal murderer Assad for his first visit to an Arab state since 2011, the very week Syria’s uprising began. His heinous slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Syrian civilians must not be forgotten. Link to quoted tweet

Wilson (R-SC-2) 03/20/2022: Tweet – “Any effort to normalize and rehabilitate murderous dictator Assad is a grave mistake. Biden admin has failed to prioritize justice for millions of Syrians in his #MENA policy, and this is the result. #FreeSyria Link to quoted tweet

Kinzinger (R-IL-16) 03/20/2022: Twitter thread – “The Wagner group is deployed everywhere. We already killed 400 like them in Syria, now maybe a good time for more? Libya, Syria, South America, and Ukraine. Wagner doesn’t have nukes…. The shadow warriors deployed to kill Zelensky – Asia Times The shadow warriors deployed to kill Zelensky… | Nice private mercenary group you got there, be ashamed if something happened to it

McCaul (R-TX-10) 03/19/2022: Tweet – “LR @RepMcCaul “Assad shouldn’t be welcomed ANYWHERE. He should be ostracized as a war criminal. I strongly oppose any attempts to normalize with him.” Link to quoted tweet

Risch (R-ID) 03/19/2022: Tweet – “I’m sickened to see the mass murderer Bashar al-Assad on a visit to #Dubai. I have long made clear, there can be no attempt to normalize #Assad while he commits atrocities against #Syrians. History and the U.S. Congress will condemn those who normalize his crimes. #Caesar

Kinzinger (R-IL-16) 03/18/2022: Tweet – “I just wonder, in ten years will this be another regret? That we didn’t do more? Like Rwanda, Congo, Syria? I’m betting yes, I’m hoping no Link to quoted tweet

Krishnamoorthi (D-IL-8) 03/18/2022: Tweet – “It was great to join the American Coalition for Syria today to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the Syrian revolution. Assad’s crimes against humanity must never be forgotten, just as the memory of his victims and the dream of a free Syria must live on. Link to image

Levin (D-MI-9) 03/18/2022: Tweet – “Grateful to join @sa_council @WaelAlzayat to solemnly mark 11 years since the start of the Syrian civil war. I will continue to demand int’l accountability for the war crimes committed. Impunity for war crimes in Syria is deeply connected to Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine. Link to image

Newman (D-IL-3) 03/18/2022: Tweet – “I was honored to join faith leaders, human rights advocates and community leaders at @ACSyria’s National Syria Day Conference. Together, we are fighting for more humanitarian assistance in Syria, supports for refugees and real accountability for Assad’s human rights violations. Link to image



Banks (R-IN-3) 03/25/2022: Tweet – “Joe Biden isn’t even asking Iran’s IRGC to stop engaging in terrorism before he delists them as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. And Tehran is still playing hardball. Laughable. Iran hasn’t agreed to terms for IRGC terror delisting as US gets cold feet — report | The Times of Israel

Cammack (R-FL-3) 03/24/2022: Tweet – “It is critical that we stand by our allies and partner nations and ensure that the IRGC is not given the benefit of removal of sanctions by delisting them as a FTO. This would reward them with greater freedom to increase their malign activities. MORE  Scott Franklin: State Department Should Keep Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on Terrorist List… |

Cassidy (R-LA) 03/25/2022: Tweet – “.@POTUS needs to explain why he is considering removing the #IRGC from the terrorist list as part of the #Iran Deal after they have killed 603 American soldiers. Iran killed more US troops in Iraq than previously known, Pentagon says… |

Bacon (R-NE-2) 03/23/2022: Retweet of @raytabataba – “@RepDonBacon Thank you Sir. Freedom loving Iranians agree with you 100%. IRGC is a terrorist organization and must remain in FTO list.

Bacon (R-NE-2) 03/24/2022: Tweet – “Iran’s IRGC killed 609 Americans in Iraq alone. I call on @POTUS to NOT take this organization off the terrorist list. The IRGC hates America, our Allies, and it terrorizes it’s own people. #IRGCisTerrorist

Bacon (R-NE-2) 03/23/2022: Retweet of @raykafi2011 – “@RepDonBacon @RepDonBacon Thank you for standing for our safety and security in United States.I don’t understand why we have to delist IRGC when they attacked U.S embassy in Iraq and Erbill last week . Delisting IRGC is wrong as can be. #UnitedStates #USCongress

Ernst (R-IA) 03/24/2022: Tweet – “The Iranian regime’s funding of terrorism and hatred of the United States has not changed.   President Biden, walk away from the failed Iran Nuclear Deal. Iran Nuclear Deal’s Final Hurdle Is Lifting Terrorism Sanctions on Revolutionary Guards – WSJ

Green (R-TN-7) 03/23/2022: Tweet – “Our adversaries can sense President Biden’s weakness from oceans away. Reviving the disastrous Iran Nuclear Deal (while considering a removal of the IRGC from the Foreign Terror Organization list) is feckless.

Long (R-MO-7) 03/23/2022: Retweet of @mikepompeo – “Iran is the world’s largest state sponsor of terror. It must remain designated as such, and terrorist-related sanctions must remain in place. Iran must never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon.

Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) 03/24/2022: Retweet of @Jerusalem_Post – “Iran’s enemies, such as Israel and the United States, have an “expiration date” as a new world order is upon us, Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) commander-in-chief Hossein Salami threatened on Wednesday. #Iran | #Israel | #US IRGC chief threatens Israel, US with Iranian missiles… |

Bacon (R-NE-2) 03/22/2022: Tweet – “POTUS must not de-list the IRGC as FTO for the sake of a weak nuclear deal. This will fuel the world’s #1 sponsor of terrorism, further alienate allies in the region, and disgrace over 600 American soldiers who died at the hands of IRGC in Iraq. #MaxPressure #PeaceThroughStrength Link to image

McClain (R-MI-10) 03/22/2022: Tweet – “Under no circumstance should #Iran’s IRGC be removed from the foreign terror list. They are a threat to the security of the US and our allies. Link to quoted tweet

Murphy (D-CT) 03/22/2022: Twitter thread – “I was in today’s Iran briefing. None of this reflects what is in the proposed deal. Economic relief will be limited Human rights sanctions remain. IRGC will remain heavily sanctioned. There is no path to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon other than this deal. Period. Stop. Link to quoted tweet None of this is classified info btw. Getting back into the JCPOA doesn’t require all IRGC sanctions or human rights sanctions to be lifted. And economic relief will be limited bc most multinational companies have just decided to stay out of Iran. Not a single Iran deal opponent has a better idea. “Maximum pressure” sanctions didn’t work. Sabotage and assassination hasn’t worked. War with Iran won’t work. Diplomacy is the only viable path that has ever expanded Iran’s breakout time.

Cornyn (R-TX) 03/22/2022: Retweet of @SenateForeign – “A nuclear deal that offers $90-$130B in sanctions relief, relieves sanctions against #Iran’s worst #humanrights offenders, & delists the #IRGC doesn’t support our nat’l security interests. Worse, this deal could enable #Putin to build his nuclear arsenal. Biden should walk away.

Garbarino (R-NY-2) 03/22/2022: Tweet – “Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has a long history of financing and supporting malign activities against the U.S. Under no circumstances should the Biden Administration remove IRGC’s Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) status. Link to quoted tweet

Risch (R-ID) 03/22/2022: Tweet – “A nuclear deal that offers $90-$130B in sanctions relief, relieves sanctions against #Iran’s worst #humanrights offenders, & delists the #IRGC doesn’t support our nat’l security interests. Worse, this deal could enable #Putin to build his nuclear arsenal. Biden should walk away.

Scott (R-SC) 03/22/2022: Tweet – “If options are:   1) not reach a deal with #Iran or 2) agree to remove IRGC from the terrorist designation list I think the choice is simple — @POTUS shouldn’t further jeopardize American security by allowing a major conduit of terrorism to grow. Iran Nuclear Deal’s Final Hurdle Is Lifting Terrorism Sanctions on Revolutionary Guards… |

Schweikert (R-AZ-6) 03/22/2022: Tweet – “The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is a sponsor of terrorism. Period. By removing them as an FTO, we would be legitimizing their dangerous, antisemitic actions. The U.S. cannot make this concession and we cannot re-enter the Iran Nuclear Deal. Link to quoted tweet

Cornyn (R-TX) 03/23/2022: Retweet of @mikepompeo – “The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ core mission is to spread terror. It must remain on the terror list. Link to quoted tweet

Bacon (R-NE-2) 03/21/2022: Retweet of @IranIntl_En – “US Congressman @RepDonBacon: “It’s inconceivable Biden Admin asked Russia to negotiate w/ & be intermediary in #ViennaTalks w/ Iran. Russian negotiator says Iran got everything it wanted. Taking IRGC off terrorist list is a huge failing…it killed 609 Americans in Iraq alone.”

Cotton (R-AR) 03/22/2022: Tweet – “The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps has killed hundreds of Americans. They have planned terrorist attacks in the United States, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. Removing the IRGC’s terrorist designation would be a tragic and deadly mistake.” Retweeted by Cornyn (R-TX)

Cotton (R-AR) 03/22/2022: Tweet – “The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is reported to be plotting to assassinate Americans here in the U.S. If Biden removes the terrorist designation from Iran’s shock troops, it’ll be a betrayal of the first order.

Rogers (R-AL-3) 03/21/2022: Retweet of @HASCRepublicans – “The IRGC has killed hundreds of Americans. It is disgusting that the Biden administration is even considering lifting sanctions against them. It appears Joe Biden will pay any price, no matter the cost for Americans, for a new weaker Iranian nuclear deal. Iran Nuclear Deal’s Final Hurdle Is Lifting Terrorism Sanctions on Revolutionary Guards… |

Scalise (R-LA-1) 03/21/2022: Retweet of @RepJuliaLetlow – “Whip @SteveScalise hits the nail on the head. This administration would rather buy oil and gas from brutal regimes in Iran and Venezuela than ramp up our own domestic production. Link to quoted tweet

Young (R-IN) 03/22/2022: Tweet – “Removing the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s designation as a terrorist group and unfreezing its assets would be like pouring gasoline on a fire. Iran will use these additional resources to foment terror around the world. Iran Nuclear Deal’s Final Hurdle Is Lifting Terrorism Sanctions on Revolutionary Guards… |

Tenney (R-NY-22) 03/22/2022: Tweet – “The FTO designation of Iran’s IRGC is fact-based. It reflects what the IRGC is ACTUALLY doing today on the ground. Until those facts change materially, the designation should NOT be removed. We shouldn’t accept a hollow commitment from a state sponsor of terrorism over reality. Link to quoted tweet

Bacon (R-NE-2) 03/20/2022: Tweet – “It is inconceivable the Biden Admin asked Russia to negotiate w/ and be the intermediary in the nuclear talks w/ Iran. The Russian negotiator says Iran got everything it wanted. Taking the IRGC off the terrorist list is a huge failing…it killed 609 Americans in Iraq alone.

Hagerty (R-TN) 03/20/2022: Tweet – “As Biden uses DOJ/FBI to investigate parents w legit concerns at school board meetings for “domestic terrorism,” he wants to remove Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps from the foreign terror organization list to revive the Iran nuke deal. Outrageous.Bennett, Lapid urge US not to delist Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as terror group: ‘Insult to victims’ | The Times of Israel

Cammack (R-FL-3) 03/18/2022: Retweet of @FoxFriendsFirst – “The White House is in the final stages of a nuclear deal with Iran, & the Biden Admin is considering removing Iran’s revolutionary guard off a terror blacklist.  Homeland Security Cmte member, @RepKatCammack, calls out the President. Kat Cammack: Biden admin position on Iran nuclear deal makes the Obama admin look good… |



Inhofe (R-OK) and Rogers (R-AL) 3/25/22: Inhofe, Rogers Respond to Reports about Biden’s Nuclear Weapons Policy

Babin (R-TX-36) 03/24/2022: Tweet – “Iran is the lead sponsor of terrorism worldwide. They conducted a missile strike near a U.S. consulate in northern Iraq just 2 weeks ago. Why would we negotiate with, let alone send billions of tax dollars to, a regime that wants our demise? 52 GOP lawmakers push resolution to bar Biden-Iran deal… |

Franklin (R-FL-15) 03/25/2022: Tweet – “I joined @FoxFriendsFirst to discuss the threat posed by Iran and the Biden administration’s failing foreign policy. Watch below to see my full interview: Congressman Scott Franklin on Fox & Friends Discussing the Threat Posed by Iran… |

Lankford (R-OK) 03/24/2022: Tweet – “Biden is making a foolish policy mistake by trying to renegotiate the Iran Nuclear Deal. Biden’s ‘foolish policy mistake’ with Russia could give nuclear capabilities to Iran, Sen. Lankford warns… |

Long (R-MO-7) 03/25/2022: Tweet – “This is Iran’s supreme leader, the man Democrats want to strike a nuclear bargain with. Democrats said Trump’s foreign policies would be disastrous. They were not, but Biden’s sure are. There is no telling just how deadly this deal would be. #StopTheInsanity Link to image” Also on GETTR

Markey (D-MA) 03/24/2022: Twitter thread – ““Maximum Pressure” on North Korea has failed. @POTUS should focus instead on what’s achievable – freezing North Korea’s development of new systems, providing humanitarian assistance, and reducing tensions on the Peninsula that could lead to war. Link to quoted tweet Republicans helped blow up the Agreed Framework. North Korea soon after would get its first nuclear bomb. We can avoid Iran becoming another North Korea but that requires saving the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Murphy (D-CT) 03/24/2022: Retweet of @PostLive – “.@ChrisMurphyCT says, “No deal can not be an option because no deal is Iran on the brink of having a nuclear weapon and a nuclear arms race being set off in the Middle East. Given everything that we’re dealing with in Ukraine right now, why on earth would we want that problem?” Link to video

Wicker (R-MS) 03/24/2022: Tweet – “This nuclear deal is even worse than the JCPOA struck one in 2015. An agreement that fails to block Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon will never be acceptable. The Iran Deal Already Was a Strategic Failure — Now It’s a Political One | National Review

Blackburn (R-TN) 03/23/2022: Tweet – “Joe Biden continues his trend of weak leadership as he works with Russia to broker a nuclear deal with Iran. A nuclear-armed Iran is the last thing our world needs.

Cardin (D-MD) 03/24/2022: Retweet of @juliemason – ““It is absolutely outrageous the things that he’s done,” @SenatorCardin says of Putin. Also Cardin, who felt the original JCPOA wasn’t tough enough, said Biden doesn’t have many options now with Iran. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) on Putin: “It Is Absolutely Outrageous the Things that He’s Done”… | via @SiriusXM

Ernst (R-IA) 03/23/2022: Tweet – “Biden’s doctrine of appeasement: Fund Putin’s bloody war by negotiating a deal with the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism. Opinion | A New Iran Deal Leaves Us Meeker and Weaker – The New York Times

Lankford (R-OK) 03/23/2022: Tweet – “It is a foolish mistake to allow nuclear weapons in Iran. Link to video” Also on GETTR

Mast (R-FL-18) 03/23/2022: Tweet – “Today supporters of the Iran Deal are blowing up my feed defending RUSSIA’S involvement in the agreement. If you are on the side of Iran and Russia, you are on the wrong side.

Merkley (D-OR) 03/23/2022: Tweet – “Update: We had a great meeting with @iaeaorg chief Grossi to discuss nuclear issues in Ukraine as well as Iran. Grossi is conducting impressive shuttle diplomacy in the face of major challenges; we must ensure IAEA is properly resourced to carry out its critical mission. Link to quoted tweet

Zeldin (R-NY-1) 03/23/2022: Tweet – “It’s looking like the Biden Admin may enter an Iran Nuke Deal worse than the original. @POTUS inherited a max pressure strategy that was working & then abandoned it for no good reason. Very bad mistake that MUST be averted before it’s too late. A bad deal is worse than no deal.” Also on GETTR

Banks (R-IN-3) 03/23/2022: Retweet of @RepWebster – “Today, I joined @RepJimBanks and more than 50 of my colleagues to introduce a House Resolution that formally opposes reviving the Iran Nuclear Deal – also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran. 50 House Republicans back Banks’ resolution opposing Iran nuclear deal amid Russia-Ukraine war… |

Beyer (D-VA-8) 03/22/2022: Tweet – “I… agree with Rand Paul? Link to quoted tweet” [Quoting tweet – “No surprise here, but Rand Paul breaks with GOP on Iran, telling me after today’s classified briefing that “by all accounts we’re in a much more difficult position now than when we had” the JCPOA intact. Says it was a “mistake” for the Trump admin to pull U.S. out of the deal.”]

Cornyn (R-TX) 03/23/2022: Tweet – “A New Iran Deal Leaves Us Meeker and Weaker Opinion | A New Iran Deal Leaves Us Meeker and Weaker – The New York Times

Green (R-TN-7) 03/22/2022: Tweet – “FACT → Russia is acting as a middleman for disastrous Iran Nuclear Deal negotiations while bombing maternity wards and killing children. President Biden, how does this stack up?

Hagerty (R-TN) 03/22/2022: Tweet – “Spoke with @JCats2013 this weekend about how President Biden’s policies have created an energy crisis and weakened our national and economic security. Listen to our conversation: Sen. Bill Hagerty – There is no support for a new Iranian deal. – CATS Roundtable – Radio Show

Issa (R-CA-50) 03/22/2022: Tweet – “Iran Deal Includes ‘Quid Pro Quo’ to Enrich Russia, Issa says… |

Issa (R-CA-50) 03/22/2022: Tweet – “We don’t have anything close to all the dirty details about the Biden Administration’s new and even worse Iran nuclear deal. You better believe I’ll be fighting to stop this in Congress.” Also on GETTR

Kaine (D-VA) 03/22/2022: Tweet – “Hope the Biden Administration returns to a deal that blocks Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. We had one, Trump backed out of it and made America and the world less safe. Diplomacy works. “Maximum pressure” never did.

Mast (R-FL-18) 03/23/2022: Twitter thread – “Do you believe the Biden Administration should enter into a new Iran Nuclear Deal negotiated by Russia? Share your opinion on a potential new deal here: Share Your Opinion: New Iran Nuclear Deal – Congressman Brian Mast

Murphy (D-CT) 03/23/2022: Tweet – “Britain needs to act. Their hostage deal with Iran left behind Morad (a U.S./British citizen), but required Iran to grant Morad home release. Iran hasn’t upheld their end of the deal and Britain should make sure the funds they promised to Iran are not transferred. Link to quoted tweet

Risch (R-ID) 03/22/2022: Tweet – “The Biden Admin has continued its pursuit of a nuclear deal with #Iran despite objections from our Middle East partners & oversight concerns from Congress. The concessions this admin is considering to placate the Iranian regime are appalling. Risch: Iran Deal Negotiated Behind Closed Doors Will Reward Terrorists and Human Rights Offenders | United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Stefanik (R-NY-21) 03/23/2022: Tweet – “Biden’s new Iran deal will only benefit America’s adversaries, including Russia, while endangering the United States, Israel, and the entire world. Psaki defends Iran deal as ‘based on what’s in the best interests’ of US and allies | Washington Examiner

Carey (R-OH-15) 03/23/2022: Retweet of @HouseGOP – “Contrary to the White House Press Secretary’s deflections, Biden’s new Iran deal will only benefit America’s adversaries, including Russia, while endangering the United States, Israel, and the entire world. Psaki defends Iran deal as ‘based on what’s in the best interests’ of US and allies… |

Banks (R-IN-3) 03/21/2022: Tweet – “Biden delisted the Houthi’s as a terrorist group and is on the verge of sending Iran’s terrorist regime billions in sanctions relief. Instability in the Middle East means even higher gas prices for Americans! Link to quoted tweet

Banks (R-IN-3) 03/21/2022: Tweet – “President Trump made America energy independent and cut Iran’s oil output in half. A year into the Biden presidency and we’re turning to terrorists to meet our energy needs…. @LawrenceBJones3 Link to video

Cammack (R-FL-3) 03/21/2022: Twitter thread – “We are letting Russia be the mediator for this nuclear deal on behalf of Iran and the United States, and we’re not in the room. Meanwhile, Russia gets a big fat contract from Iran out of this to build nuclear reactors, but we are left behind. Link to video Allowing this deal to go through will destabilize the Middle East for years to come. Republicans are leading the charge and are pushing back against the Biden Administration over these dangerous policies.

Carey (R-OH-15) 03/22/2022: Tweet – “A new nuclear Iran deal negotiated by Russia would make the world less safe, cede ground to the world’s leading sponsor of state terrorism, & let Putin evade sanctions. President Biden should walk away. @MarkBlazor & I discussed this & more here: Congressman Mike Carey checks in – The Mark Blazor Show | iHeart

Deutch (D-FL-22) 03/21/2022: Tweet – “I join our ambassador in condemning these attacks. The Houthis are an Iranian-backed terror group. Link to quoted tweet

Gallagher (R-WI-8) 03/21/2022: Tweet – “Rep. Gallagher: “The President promised to turn Putin into a pariah. But when it comes to Iran, Putin is President Biden’s partner.” Link to video

Garcia (R-CA-25) 03/21/2022: Tweet – “Biden has tried appeasing our enemies, and all it got us was a capitulation to the Taliban in Afghanistan and a Russian invasion of Ukraine. It’s clear that letting our enemies walk all over us doesn’t work, and we can’t let that happen with Iran & China. Garcia Co-Sponsors Resolution Opposing Removal Of Iranian Sanctions… |

Green (R-TN-7) 03/21/2022: Tweet – “President Biden is out of touch with the American people. Skyrocketing inflation, foreign policy blunders, and reinstating the Iran Nuclear Deal only affirm these numbers. Link to quoted tweet

Hagerty (R-TN) 03/21/2022: Tweet – “Reviving the disastrous Iran nuclear deal is a vanity project for John Kerry and Joe Biden. They’re putting America’s strategic interests in the rearview mirror while doing anything they can to cut a deal with the largest state sponsor of terror. Link to video

McCaul (R-TX-10) 03/21/2022: Twitter thread – “LR @RepMCCaul: “I strongly condemn the Houthis’ attacks on Saudi Arabia. These cross border attacks leave no doubt – the Houthis are a terrorist organization. Yemen rebels launch barrage of strikes on Saudi sites | AP News “Moreover, Iran gives the Houthis missile and UAV components, as well as training and expertise. We should not be giving Iran sanctions relief through any nuclear deal while they support violence across the region.”

Moore (R-AL-2) 03/22/2022: Tweet – “Do you want the Biden Administration to renew the failed, Obama-era Iran Nuclear Deal with the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism?

Murphy (D-CT) 03/22/2022: Tweet – “The silver lining of Trump’s disastrous decision to leave the Iran nuclear deal is that he was able to test the theory of its opponents – that returning to tough, unilateral sanctions would lead to a stronger, more comprehensive deal. The theory was wrong.

Rosendale (R-MT-0) 03/22/2022: Tweet – “Iran recently launched missiles into northern Iraq where U.S. forces are stationed, and now the Biden administration wants to substantially lift sanctions on Iran in exchange for temporary limitations on their nuclear program. A bad deal for Americans. Psaki defends Iran deal as ‘based on what’s in the best interests’ of US and allies… |

Rubio (R-FL) 03/21/2022: Tweet – “Happy #Nowruz to those celebrating around the world! With today marking the beginning of a new year, Sen. Rubio continues to support the fundamental rights of the people of #Iran and Central Asia and will never stop holding the regime in #Tehran accountable for its crimes.

Rubio (R-FL) 03/22/2022: Tweet – “The next time you hear that Saudi’s & UAE are refusing to cooperate with Biden remember this While Biden is working to reward #Iran with a “deal”,Iran is supplying the terrorist #Houthi’s with the missiles they are being used to attack oil production deep inside #SaudiArabia”. Retweeted by Bacon (R-NE-2)

Stefanik (R-NY-21) 03/21/2022: Tweet – “Joe Biden’s failed leadership and weakness on the world stage has emboldened our adversaries. Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, and radical Islamic terrorists are all stronger today because of Biden’s weakness.” Retweeted by Bishop (R-NC-9), Hern (R-OK-1)

Waltz (R-FL-6) 03/21/2022: Tweet – “A must watch from @coachbrucepearl. We can’t turn a blind eye to innocents facing annihilation – be it threats from Iran or Russia. Link to quoted tweet

Bacon (R-NE-2) 03/20/2022: Retweet of @NikkiHaley – “With Russia as the lead negotiator, and without the Middle East at the table, this flawed agreement with Iran will lack any ability to hold Iran accountable. Republicans are united in our opposition to this short-sighted illegitimate deal. EXCLUSIVE — Nikki Haley: Biden ‘Rewarding Terrorists’ With New Iran Deal… |

Banks (R-IN-3) 03/20/2022: Retweet of @FoxNews – “‘THIS IS ABSURD’: Republican Congressman Jim Banks rips the Biden administration for working on a plan to revive the Iran nuclear deal. Iran nuclear deal would make Biden ‘the biggest funder of terrorism in the world’: Rep. Jim Banks… |   Link to image

Cheney (R-WY-0) 03/20/2022: Tweet – “The Iranian nuclear deal would give Iran a pathway to a nuclear weapon and billions of dollars in sanctions relief.  Russia is leading the negotiations and would benefit from any new agreement. The US should stop attempting to resurrect this bad deal. Link to video

Cruz (R-TX) 03/21/2022: Tweet – “ICYMI: Last week, I Introduced legislation to ban the Biden Administration from waiving sanctions on Iran nuclear activities. READ MORE HERE Sen. Cruz Introduces Legislation to Ban the Biden Administration From Waiving Sanctions On Iran Nuclear Activities | U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas

Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) 03/21/2022: Retweet of @AmbDennisRoss – “Houthis attack desalination plants/oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, with arms from Iran. Restoring the JCPOA won’t stop this, just the opposite, with more resources, Iran will give more to its militia proxies. Post JCPOA, the Administration must explain how it will counter this.

Murphy (D-CT) 03/20/2022: Retweet of @MeetThePress – “WATCH on #MTP: Sen. Murphy (D-Conn.) says the U.S. has “no choice” but to go forward with the Iran Nuclear Deal. @ChrisMurphyCT: “Cut the Russians out … you don’t need the Russians. … If [Russians are] in the deal or out .. we cannot allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon.” Link to video

Murphy (D-CT) 03/20/2022: Tweet – “Let’s be honest about what happened here. Britain cut a deal for two hostages and left dual British/U.S. citizen Morad Tahbaz behind. Iran told Britain they would put Morad on home release, but Iran is now playing games. Iran needs to get Morad home ASAP. Morad Tahbaz now in hotel after being moved from jail in Iran… |

Risch (R-ID) 03/21/2022: Tweet – “As #Putin’s invasion of #Ukraine triggers a long overdue move to reduce dependence on #Russian energy, the #Iran-backed #Houthis launch attacks on Aramco infrastructure, furthering #Moscow’s aims. Biden should walk away from a bad deal w/ Iran that fails to address proxies.

Tenney (R-NY-22) 03/21/2022: Tweet – “Biden’s Iran deal will give the terrorist mullahs in Iran everything they want in return for very little. It’s the definition of a BAD deal. Link to video

Cammack (R-FL-3) 03/20/2022: Tweet – “This past week was a busy one. Speaking out against the dangerous Iran negotiations the Biden administration is engaging in, standing up for our farmers during a needless hearing, and showing why small businesses are hurting under Biden. Watch! Link to video

Cruz (R-TX) 03/20/2022: Tweet – “.@TPostMillennial : Ted Cruz vows that GOP will not back Biden’s nuclear deal with Iran Ted Cruz vows that GOP will not back Biden’s nuclear deal with Iran… |

Meijer (R-MI-3) 03/19/2022: Retweet of @kilmeade – “@RepMeijer joins to react to bipartisan concerns regarding a possible Iran deal. WATCH: Link to video

Pfluger (R-TX-11) 03/20/2022: Tweet – “Americans deserve transparency and the White House isn’t delivering.  “The burden of proof falls on the White House. The White House needs to communicate, not only to the United States but also to the international community…” As diplomats near Iran nuclear deal, Republicans are wary… |

Roy (R-TX-21) 03/20/2022: Retweet of @NRO – “Republicans need to put nations, financial institutions, and corporations on unmistakable notice that Biden’s Iran nuclear deal does not have the force of law. | by @AndrewCMcCarthy Biden Iran Nuclear Deal: What Republicans Can Do | National Review

Roy (R-TX-21) 03/20/2022: Retweet of @AndrewCMcCarthy – “What Can Republicans Do about Biden’s Russia-Engineered Iran Nuclear Deal II? What Can Republicans Do about Biden’s Russia-Engineered Iran Nuclear Deal II? | National Review

Scott (R-FL) 03/19/2022: Tweet – “I’ve been clear: Iran is our adversary & cannot be trusted. That’s why I joined @SenTedCruz & our colleagues to introduce a bill prohibiting the Biden administration from waiving Congressional sanctions that stop cooperation on Iran’s nuclear program. Link to quoted tweet

Cruz (R-TX) 03/19/2022: Twitter thread – “The Biden administration is dismantling sanctions and is aching to secure a new agreement with the Iranian regime that is even weaker than the original catastrophic Obama-Iran nuclear deal. 1/x Sen. Cruz Introduces Legislation to Ban the Biden Administration From Waiving Sanctions On Iran Nuclear Activities | U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas The Biden administration is so committed to their deal that they are willing to make Iran a nuclear client for Putin, including work that amounts to a $10 billion subsidy for his war machine. 2/x That’s why I’ve introduced legislation to stop the Biden administration from issuing civil-nuclear waivers allowing Russia to build up Iran’s nuclear program. 3/x The Ayatollah exploits these civil nuclear waivers to build up Iran’s nuclear program with the express intention of eventually developing nuclear weapons to inflict destruction on America and our allies. 4/x When he chants ‘Death to Israel’ and ‘Death to America,’ he means it. President Trump rightly ended these waivers, and now the Biden administration is resurrecting them. It’s unconscionable, and Congress must put a stop to it. 5/x

Roy (R-TX-21) 03/18/2022: Retweet of @tedcruz – “Joe Biden is so committed to another catastrophic Iran deal that he is willing – hell, he is trying – to shovel cash into Putin’s coffers. He wants to open up nuclear sales worth $10 billion between Putin and the Ayatollah. This is not just crazy. It’s asinine. Link to video

Burchett (R-TN-2) 03/18/2022: Tweet – “Why is the Biden Administration working to lift sanctions on Iran’s murderous regime as part of a revived nuclear agreement? They just fired rockets at a U.S. consulate in Iraq last weekend. President Biden needs to quit trusting our enemies. They will always stab us in the back. Link to video” Retweeted by McCaul (R-TX-10)

Carl (R-AL-1) 03/18/2022: Retweet of @yhn – “Mike Rogers says no to any potential Iran nuclear deal — ‘I’m never going to trust them’ Mike Rogers says no to any potential Iran nuclear deal – ‘I’m never going to trust them’ – Yellowhammer News

Cruz (R-TX) 03/18/2022: Retweet of @NRO – “A new Iran deal is likely to face fierce congressional opposition, especially if Republicans win the majority in either house in November. | by @james_t_quinn Biden’s Iran Deal: Ted Cruz Says Republicans Will Stop It | National Review

Cruz (R-TX) 03/18/2022: Retweet of @WestJournalism – “‘It is complete surrender to the ayatollah. It is complete surrender to Russia and Putin.’ Iran Deal ‘Likely to Make Joe Biden the No. 1 Funder of Terrorism in the World,’ Ted Cruz Says |

Cruz (R-TX) 03/18/2022: Retweet of @TPostMillennial – “Ted Cruz vows that GOP will not back Biden’s nuclear deal with Iran Ted Cruz vows that GOP will not back Biden’s nuclear deal with Iran… |

Gallagher (R-WI-8) 03/18/2022: Tweet – “Rep. Gallagher: “The Admin’s strategy calls for creating advantages for allies and dilemmas for adversaries. But the new Iran Deal deal, by providing massive resources to our primary adversary in the Middle East, will create dilemmas for us and provide advantages to our enemies.” Link to video

Garcia (R-CA-25) 03/18/2022: Twitter thread – “While Iran continues to supply the Russian war machine, @POTUS and his cabinet move forward with JCPOA discussions- emboldening war criminal Vladimir Putin along the way. This is not only unacceptable, it is unthinkable. Press Releases | U.S. Representative Mike Garcia That’s why I co-sponsored a resolution endorsed by former Secretary of State, @mikepompeo, opposing the removal of sanctions on Iran and the engagement of Russia in continued JCPOA discussions. America must stand up & once again demand ‘Peace Through Strength.”

Hoeven (R-ND) 03/19/2022: Tweet – “Helped intro this leg. w/ @SenTedCruz to stop the Biden administration from seeking to dismantle sanctions on Iran nuclear activities. We need to maintain strong sanctions— with no exceptions— to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. Link to quoted tweet

Kennedy (R-LA) 03/18/2022: Tweet – “If Pres. Biden gets his way, I think the new Iran Deal is going to be worse than the first. Link to video

LaTurner (R-KS-2) 03/18/2022: Tweet – “President Biden should not be trying to enter the United States into another nuclear deal with Iran. This deal, brokered by Russia, would put our national security at risk, strengthen our adversaries, and give leverage to the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. Link to quoted tweet

Lesko (R-AZ-8) 03/18/2022: Tweet – “We should not be importing oil from our adversaries! I proudly cosponsored @RepJimBanks’ No Oil From Terrorists Act to BAN President Biden from buying oil from Iran. Link to quoted tweet

McCarthy (R-CA-23) 03/19/2022: Tweet – “America gets nothing in Biden’s Iran Deal: – No serious system to check if the Iranian regime is cheating – No leverage over expanded trade with Russia and China – No safeguards against Iranian terrorism – And nothing to help the Iranian people” Also on GETTR. Retweeted by Huizenga (R-MI-2)

McClain (R-MI-10) 03/18/2022: Tweet – “Iran has shown us time and time again that they are no friend of the U.S. Thank you, @RepJimBanks for introducing this resolution to shed light on @POTUS’ failure. Link to quoted tweet”. Retweeted by Banks (R-IN-3)

Moore (R-AL-2) 03/18/2022: Tweet – “In a world smoldering with countless crises of Biden’s making, the failed, Obama-era Iran nuclear deal represents perhaps the gravest threat to American security and safety. I am proud to join @RepJimBanks resolution to condemn Biden’s attempt to negotiate with terrorists. Link to quoted tweet” Retweeted by Banks (R-IN-3)

Roy (R-TX-21) 03/19/2022: Tweet – “Excellent piece by @AndrewCMcCarthy on Iran “deal,” invoking my friend @tedcruz. “But lacking the force of law, Biden’s scheme cannot give participants the protection and stability that treaties and statutes provide.” The GOP needs to make this clear. #IranDeal Link to quoted tweet

Roy (R-TX-21) 03/19/2022: Retweet of @realKTMcFarland – “Interesting take from @VictoriaCoates on #Biden’s motive for refusing to open US gas & oil production, drive down prices & bankrupt Russian economy. Biden needs #Putin’s support to get #IranNukeDeal? But 2 wrongs don’t make a right – in #Kiev or #Tehran. Seven Years After Putin’s Annexation of Crimea, America’s Energy Revolution Has Changed the Game | National Review

Rubio (R-FL) 03/18/2022: Tweet – “Sen Rubio, @SenTedCruz, & Senate colleagues introduced legislation to prohibit the Biden Administration from waiving congressionally-mandated sanctions that prohibit activities that enhance #Iran’s civil nuclear program. Read more Rubio, Cruz, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Ban the Biden Administration from Waiving Sanctions on Iran Nuclear Activities… |

Tuberville (R-AL) 03/18/2022: Retweet of @thehill – “.@SenTuberville: “Nuclear security can’t be achieved with wishful thinking, watered-down sanctions, or by sending our adversaries loads of cash. Years later, we all know the result. The Iran deal did not work. President Biden wants to revive this disastrous deal.” Link to video

Wilson (R-SC-2) 03/18/2022: Tweet – “As the RSC National Security and Foreign Affairs Task Force Chairman, I was grateful to join @RepJimBanks and @RepublicanStudy colleagues in co-leading this bill denouncing attempts by Biden admin to re-engage Iran in a nuclear accord, particularly with Russia calling the shots. Link to quoted tweet


Saudi Arabia

Cornyn (R-TX) 03/21/2022: Retweet of @Norman_Roule – “The social changes in Saudi Arabia are extraordinary. Link to quoted tweet

Latta (R-OH-5) 03/21/2022: Tweet – “Oil production in the Middle East could start to falter as the Houthis attack Saudi Arabia. Continuing to depend on foreign nations for energy will only cause oil and gas prices to continue to climb. We must unleash North American energy resources. Saudi Arabia says it ‘won’t bear any responsibility’ for a shortage oil supplies… |

Long (R-MO-7) 03/19/2022: Retweet of @AFP – “#BREAKING Huthi attack on Aramco facility in Saudi Arabia: coalition

Greene (R-GA-14) 03/18/2022: Twitter thread – “1. With the “adults back in charge,” the dollar is on the verge of no longer being the world’s currency. When countries like Saudi Arabia & UAE don’t answer Biden’s calls and India ignores US sanctions and buys oil from Russia using currency swap, America is losing control. Link to quoted tweet…”

Khanna (D-CA-17) 03/18/2022: Tweet – “JFK challenged us to go to the moon to win the Cold War. Today we must have a moonshot to produce clean energy to defang petrostates like Russia and Saudi Arabia.



Lieu (D-CA-33) 03/19/2022: Tweet – “I support Turkey providing Ukraine with the S-400 anti-aircraft system. I would also support lifting the U.S. sanctions on Turkey for purchasing the S-400 from Russia if Turkey transfers its system to Ukraine. Link to quoted tweet

Lieu (D-CA-33) 03/19/2022: Tweet – “Turkey has not deployed its S-400 missile defense system. It’s just sitting there untouched. Why? Because of U.S. sanctions. Turkey wants to get back into the F-35 program. Transferring the S-400 helps Turkey solve this problem and provides Ukraine with air defense capabilities. Link to quoted tweet

Waltz (R-FL-6) 03/18/2022: Retweet of @EnesFreedom – “1-My family was taken away from me, it’s been 8 years The @NBA was my biggest supporter in my fight against Human Rights abuses in Turkey I found a new home in the @NBA But the last 6 months has been very lonely I never thought,speaking out was crossing the line Read the letter; Link to quoted tweet


United Arab Emirates

Cornyn (R-TX) 03/19/2022: Retweet of @SamRamani2 – “BREAKING: Germany’s Economy Minister will discuss LNG supply with the UAE and Qatar, as Berlin seeks to divest from Russian gas



DeFazio (D-OR-4) 03/24/2022: Retweet of @AnnelleSheline – “@QuincyInst @WilliamHartung @starsandstripes “@RepPeterDeFazio & @RepJayapal will introduce a War Powers Resolution on Yemen. Congress should pass it & the Biden admin should respect it Doing so would help end the horrific suffering in Yemen & bring US policy in line with Biden’s purported values” Why We Intend to Pass a New Yemen War Powers Resolution… |

Bowman (D-NY-16) 03/21/2022: Retweet of @zaidaldin – “Despite being disappointed, we haven’t lost faith YET. Proud to have led an effort by the Yemeni American community in The N BX & WC to support @JamaalBowmanNY. As always, we didn’t forget the DV winners/losers of the Trump yrs. It’s time for Biden & Dems to keep their promises. Link to image

Cornyn (R-TX) 03/19/2022: Retweet of @Norman_Roule – “The next time anyone criticizes the Gulf states for their opposition to the Houthis and support for Yemen’s legal government ask whether they would want this individual running a country on their border. The Houthis are terrorists. Link to quoted tweet



Ernst (R-IA) 03/20/2022: Tweet – “As #Iowa farmers continue facing high costs of fertilizer, @ChuckGrassley and I joined an effort urging ITC to: — Reconsider duties placed on phosphate fertilizer products imported from Morocco — Stop the process to impose new duties on UAN fertilizer from Trinidad and Tobago Link to image

Inhofe (R-OK) 03/21/2022: Retweet of @SenatorLeahy – “On 3/15, @POTUS signed a new spending bill which includes aid for Morocco and for the Western Sahara. It also reaffirms support for a UN process that achieves a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution in accordance with UN resolutions. Assistance For Morocco And For Western Sahara | U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont



Lieu (D-CA-33) 03/20/2022: Twitter thread – “Dear @ChineseEmbinUS: Russia—which has trouble feeding its army and a puny economy half the size of California—is not the future. As the Chinese proverb says: “The timber has become a boat. The rice is cooked.” Do not align yourself with the past. You are smarter than that. Link to quoted tweet   Link to reply @timaha77 @ChineseEmbinUS Perhaps you should give me a little more credit. The below internet search took 10 seconds. Link to image