FMEP Legislative Round-Up: October 7, 2022


1. Bills & Resolutions
2. Hearings
3. On the Record


1. Bills, Resolutions & Letters

(FY23 NDAA) HR 7900: Public action on the NDAA in the Senate (and all the stuff attached to it) is on hold until the Senate returns to session. For details, see last week’s Round-Up. NOTE: Since last week’s Round-Up was published, a giant stack of additional NDAA amendments was dropped (on 9/30/22) — for total (for now) of a whopping 963 amendments. The new batch includes many amendments related to the Middle East (including an amendment to require a report on Israeli settlement activity).  Check out my handy-dandy table tracking Middle East-related amendments offered in the Senate to HR 7900 to see what’s new!

(US TROOPS & MISSILE SYSTEMS OUT OF SAUDI ARABIA & UAE) HR XXXX (pdf): On 10/5/22, Reps. Malinowski (D-NJ), Casten (D-IL), and Wild (D-PA) announced that they “are introducing a bill that would mandate the removal of U.S. troops and missile defense systems from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The bill would also relocate the equipment and defense systems to other areas in the Middle East for the purpose of protecting U.S. troops elsewhere.” As of 10/7/22, that bill is not does not yet appear in the Congressional Record. Also see:


2. Hearings

October 3, 2022: The House Homeland Security Committee held a “field hearing” (from Teaneck, New Jersey) entitled, “Countering Violent Extremism, Terrorism, and Antisemitic Threats in New Jersey”. Witnesses were: Laurie Doran, NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (testimony); Scott Richman, ADL (testimony); Rabbi Esther Reed Rutgers Hillel (testimony); Susan Corke, Southern Poverty Law Center (testimony); Kenneth Stern, Center for the Study of Hate, Bard College (testimony); and Holly Huffnagle, American Jewish Committee (testimony).

Also see:

  • Hearing video.
  • Chairman Thompson (D-MS) Opening Statement
  • Vice Chairman Torres (D-NY) Opening Statement. Notable from Torres’ statement: “In early April of 2022, in New York City, following a wave of terror in Israel that left multiple Israelis dead, a set of extremists—in a rally entitled ‘Globalize the Intifada’—took to the streets of New York and publicly called for Zionists students and professors to be purged from college campuses and classrooms. The substitution of the word ‘Zionist’ for ‘Jew’ has become the modus operandi of a new insidious strain of antisemitism that has taken hold in college campuses and on social media platforms.” This appears to be a reference to a period of intensified violence in April 2022, on both sides of the Green Line, in which — according to the UN — 3 Israelis were killed and 29 injured, while during this same period at least 15 Palestinians were killed and 945 injured. But for Torres, apparently Palestinians lives don’t matter enough to merit even a passing mention alongside Israelis, even as context for why activists for Palestinian rights might choose that moment to organize and protest Israel/Zionism. Of course, Torres’s erasure of Palestinian rights and Israeli violence against Palestinians makes perfect since, given that his overall framing starts from the assumption that the only reason people would hold a rally for Palestinians would be because they are “extremists” motivated by antisemitism — as opposed to activists/citizens/human beings with legitimate grievances focused, logically, on the source of those grievances].
  • Unsurprisingly, the ADL and AJC witnesses also framed the issue of antisemitism in part in the conflation of criticism of Israel and anti-Zionism with antisemitism, and promoted the adoption/enforcement of the IHRA definition of antisemitism as key to combating antisemitism.
  • And notably, Ken Stern – who was the lead author of the IHRA definition, offered a very different perspective. It’s worth watching the whole hearing to see how the conflation of criticism of Israel/anti-Zionism and antisemitism played out in general, and particularly interesting is Stern’s exchange with Rep. Torres about the IHRA definition, starting at about 1:55 in the video (with Torres defending the IHRA definition and in effect dismissing Stern’s concerns, including by raising the current (and manufactured) controversy over alleged antisemitism at UC Berkeley as an example of why the IHRA definition is needed). In addition, Stern noted in his written testimony:

“I’ve also been outspoken against the broad adoption of the definition (which included language about Israel but was written primarily to help data collectors, and was intended to take a temperature of antisemitism over time and across borders) as a type of hate speech code. The definition has been used primarily to suppress and chill some pro-Palestinian political speech, and it is particularly inappropriate to use it in this fashion on university campuses, where the point is to examine ideas, including ones that might be contentious or disturbing. It is important to make a distinction between actual harassment, intimidation and bullying, on the one hand, and expression of opinions, on the other. The parallel situation would be adopting and employing a state-endorsed definition of racism with political examples, like opposition to the Movement for Black Lives or affirmative action or the removal of Confederate statues. Further, there are also church/state concerns (the question of whether a particular view of Israel and Zionism is necessary to be inside the Jewish ‘tent’ is an internal question that shouldn’t be decided by lawmakers), and concerns that, just as there’s a danger of promoting hate when people take complex systems and try to reduce them to simple formulas, anti-hate programs that rely on a simple formula also are to be discouraged. They are like black holes sucking away attention from other things that can actually be much more effective. I see a parallel here to the mantra that the obvious and go-to answer to antisemitism is Holocaust education. Holocaust education is of course important and to be encouraged, but it makes little sense to think it will be a panacea for curing antisemitism…”


3. On the Record

Media & Members – Elections

Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “I’m proud to have the support of @AIPACPAC! As Congressman, I will continue my work to strengthen the historic, bipartisan U.S-Israel relationship. Israel is the sole democracy in the Middle East and plays a critical role in our global fight against terror. Link to image

Bacon (R-NE-2) 10/03/2022: Retweet of @DonJBacon – “As one of the most ardent champions of the US-Israel relationship, I thank Pro-Israel America for their endorsement. One of the highlights of my AF career was helping stand-up long-range missile defense in Israel. I’m proud to support & defend the only democracy in the region. Link to image


Media – General

Jewish Current 10/07/2022: The GOP’s Plan to Build the Third Temple — Republicans are working with Kahanist activists to advance a violent vision of Jewish control over Jerusalem’s holy sites.

Jewish Insider 10/3/22: Sen. Cruz ‘deeply troubled’ by perceived US pressure over Israel-Lebanon border deal

Arutz Sheva 10/3/22: Former House Rep. Ted Deutch becomes CEO of American Jewish Committee [“Ex-Florida Congressman pledges to continue AJC’s non-partisan approach to issues important to the Jewish community and Israel.”]

Haaretz 10/3/22: Senator Menendez Held a Mirror, but Netanyahu Refused to Look


Members on the Record

Palestine/Palestinian Rights [incl attacks on them]

Bacon (R-NE-2) 10/06/2022: Retweet of @ADL – “Herzl saw #Zionism as a light unto the nations, and now, as @JGreenblattADL shared at #WZO125, anti-Zionism is a darkness unto the nations. “In the political context today, there is no doubt that anti-Zionism is #antisemitism.” View some highlights from his remarks here Link to video

Cotton (R-AR) 10/06/2022: Retweet of @KatieBrittforAL – “Shameful, but not unexpected. The UN Human Rights Council’s focus is attacking Israel — not holding the Chinese Communist Party accountable for genocide. #alsen Link to quoted tweet

Cotton (R-AR) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “.@KatieBrittforAL is right. And this is another reason we should cut off funding for the UN Human Rights Council. Link to quoted tweet

Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “Yet another tragic example of the LGBTQ community suffering from abject violence and discrimination under Palestinian Authority rule. This young man should still be alive. The killers must be brought to justice. LGBT Palestinian kidnapped, beheaded after fleeing West Bank… |

Omar (D-MN-5) 10/05/2022: Retweet of @kthalps – ““I could move to Israel today, buy a house, get a job, travel around with no problem. So could Jake Tapper & Jonathan Greenblatt. But a Palestinian like Rashida Tlaib can’t even visit her family home in what is now Israel.” I Was Canceled for Criticizing Israel… | Link to my censored video below

Steel (R-CA-48) 10/03/2022: Twitter thread – “Discrimination of any kind has no place in our society. This anti-Semitic movement is deeply troubling and hurtful. Our colleges and universities should be a place of learning and free thought, not discrimination. Link to quoted tweet I’m a proud supporter of Israel, our greatest ally in the Middle East, and will continue to be a voice in Congress for our Jewish friends and neighbors. Steel Condemns Antisemitism at Berkley Law… |

Bacon (R-NE-2) 10/01/2022: Retweet of @BarbraStreisand – “When does anti-Zionism bleed into broad anti-Semitism?

Omar (D-MN-5) 09/30/2022: Retweet of @ryangrim – “NEW: Broadcaster censors Hill TV segment by @kthalps on Rashida Tlaib’s description of Israel as “apartheid government,” pulls segment from Rising’s program Broadcaster Censors Hill TV Segment on Rashida Tlaib’s Description of Israel as “Apartheid Government”… |

Tlaib (D-MI-13) 09/30/2022: Twitter thread – “Journalists have been called the guardians of the truth, and @kthalps just showed us all what that looks like. You don’t have to agree with me or Katie, but this censorship should trouble us all. Link to quoted tweet Here is what @kthalps wanted to say: This is What Got Katie Halper Censored & Canceled By The Hill: Israel Is An Apartheid State… |


Castro (D-TX-20) 10/03/2022: Retweet of @sarafischer – “New @citizenlab report finds Pegasus spyware abuses against journalists in Mexico between 2019 and 2021 — At least two journalists that report on corruption were targeted — An estimated 18 journalists have been killed so far this year in Mexico New Pegasus Spyware Abuses Identified in Mexico – The Citizen Lab

Israel – Lebanon

Murphy (D-CT) 10/04/2022: Tweet – “Par for the course, but this accusation is made up out of thin air. No one pressured Israel to do anything. The Israeli government wants this deal because it’s good for Israeli security. Link to quoted tweet

Murphy (D-CT) 10/04/2022: Retweet of @Yair_Rosenberg – “This simply didn’t happen. The Lapid government sought US mediation with Lebanon to finally settle this issue, averting potential war and enabling Israel to get gas out of this area without incident. The current Israeli gov supports this, but Cruz is caping for Bibi, who doesn’t. Link to quoted tweet

Roy (R-TX-21) 10/02/2022: Tweet – “There are so many. Link to quoted tweet

Cruz (R-TX) 10/02/2022: Tweet – “I am deeply troubled that Biden officials pressured our Israeli allies to hand over their territory to the Iran-controlled terrorist group Hezbollah. Another topic for the next Republican Congress to investigate. Link to quoted tweet” Retweeted by Roy (R-TX-21)


Sherman (D-CA-30) 10/03/2022: Twitter thread – “I co-sponsored this bipartisan resolution to commemorate #MahsaAmini’s tragic death and to help convey that the voice of the brave women and men of #Iran, who are demanding fundamental freedoms, are not unheard by the rest of the world. 1/2 Link to quoted tweet Today the Ayatollah erroneously tried to blame the US & Israel for the #IranProtests. However, through resolutions like this, the world is showing that the truth behind the protests is clear, & that the support behind those calling for equality & justice in #Iran is resolute. 2/2

Durbin (D-IL) 10/04/2022: Tweet – “The Iranian Supreme Leader’s absurd blaming of foreign powers for Iranians’ outrage shows a stunning disconnect from reality. These protests, in response to the murder of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, are about basic human dignity. The U.S. stands with the Iranian people. Link to quoted tweet

Johnson (R-OH-6) 10/03/2022: Tweet – “Israel and the United States did not cause the protests in Iran. Iran’s consistent record of oppressing women and minority groups did.   The Iran Nuclear Deal must be off the table. Iran’s supreme leader breaks silence on protests, blames US… |

Boyle (D-PA-2) 10/03/2022: Retweet of @StateSEAS – “He can blame “Zionists,” the U.S., or anyone else, but it’s clear to the world and the Iranian people that his regime’s violent misogyny ignited these women-led protests. Link to image

Boyle (D-PA-2) 10/03/2022: Tweet – “The Iranian regime is pure evil. I proudly stand with the brave women of Iran, and the diaspora that have fought long and hard for a free Iran. Link to quoted tweet

Israel – general

Scott (R-FL) 10/04/2022: Tweet – “It was great visiting with Rabbi Yitzchok Minkowicz, Eran Hazan and Consul of @IsraelinMiami @ElbazStarinsky at Chabad Lubavitch. I’m grateful for the great work they are doing to provide food and water to those in need throughout Fort Myers. Link to image

Babin (R-TX-36) 10/05/2022: Tweet – “We must always support our great ally, Israel.   Working with organizations like @_USIEducation is exactly how we keep the alliance between our nations strong.   Thanks for visiting with me last week! Link to image

Sherman (D-CA-30) 10/03/2022: Tweet – “.@SenatorMenendez is a true friend of #Israel. A real friend tells you the truth, even if it’s something you don’t want to hear. Menendez warns Netanyahu against working with Jewish supremacists… |

Sherman (D-CA-30) 10/03/2022: Twitter thread – “As #Israel heads towards another election in November, I urge Israeli political leaders from all sides of the political spectrum to ostracize extremists like Itamar Ben-Gvir whose outrageous views run contrary to Israel’s core principles of a democratic and Jewish state. (1/2) These extremists undermine #Israel’s interests and the U.S.-Israel relationship, which I and my colleagues have worked to strengthen. (2/2)

Lee (D-NV-3) 10/03/2022: Tweet – “Today I was proud to join the Las Vegas @israeliamerican to discuss how we’ll continue to work together to best serve Israeli Americans across Nevada and strengthen the U.S.-Israel alliance. Link to image

Deutch (D-FL-22) 10/02/2022: Retweet of @RepTedDeutch – “I left Congress, but I don’t need to leave your Twitter feed! As I start at the helm of @AJCGlobal, please follow me at @AJCCEO. AJC’s mission is to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel and to advance human rights and democratic values. Join me at @AJCCEO!” Also here, here, here

Rosen (D-NV) 10/03/2022: Tweet – “My friend @TedDeutch has dedicated his time in Congress to fighting antisemitism, strengthening the US-Israel relationship, & advancing human rights. I’ve had the privilege of fighting alongside him & look forward to continuing our partnership through his new role as @AJCCEO. Link to image

Schatz (D-HI) 10/01/2022: Retweet of @axios – “Menendez warns Netanyahu against working with Jewish supremacists Menendez warns Netanyahu against working with Jewish supremacists… |

Spartz (R-IN-5) 09/30/2022: Tweet – “Great evening with @AIPAC in Indianapolis at the historic President Benjamin Harrison House to give policy updates and discuss the importance of a strong US-Israel relationship! Link to image


Bourdeaux (D-GA-7) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “For 20 days, the world has watched Iranian women so courageously rise up against oppression. I stand with the women of Iran and join in mourning Mahsa Amini and Hadis Najafi. We are watching as Iranians stand up for freedom.

Bowman (D-NY-16) 10/07/2022: Tweet – “It is our responsibility to stand up and speak truth to power and shatter oppression in any form it takes. Refusing to be oppressed under the regime of the Iranian government and choosing whether or not to wear a hijab are forms of pushing back. Link to video

Bucshon (R-IN-8) 10/06/2022: Retweet of @HouseCommerce – “All the places Biden wants to produce more oil: green check-Russia green check-Iran green check-Saudi Arabia green check-Venezuela big red X-America It’s time for @POTUS to stop begging for foreign production and #FlipTheSwitch on American energy.” Also retweeted by: Carter (R-GA-1), Balderson (R-OH-12), Johnson (R-OH-6), Latta (R-OH-5)

Casten (D-IL-6) 10/07/2022: Twitter thread – “There is a tragedy – in the Greek sense, where the audience knows what’s happening but the players don’t – going on in our financial system as markets run from dirty, expensive energy to clean, cheap energy. …In a world turning away from fossil fuels, state-directed anti-capitalism is the shared political interest of all FF-dependent regions. Saudi, Iran, Russia and Louisiana alike. Link to quoted tweet

Cornyn (R-TX) 10/06/2022: Retweet of @SenDanSullivan – “This is national security suicide. @POTUS shuts down energy production in America—particularly in Alaska—then goes on bended knee to dictators in countries like Iran, Saudi Arabia & Venezuela, begging them to produce more energy. Does anyone in America think this makes sense? Link to quoted tweet

Crenshaw (R-TX-2) 10/07/2022: Twitter thread – “Biden has an abusive relationship with American oil and gas. I don’t know how else to describe it. He chastises them for not producing enough, while also hurting their ability to produce with more taxes and regulations. Link to video On top of that, he cozies up to foreign oil, like Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. You can’t make this stuff up. Now he wants to ease sanctions on Venezuela, probably because the Saudis have lowered exports, as likely retaliation against us for trying to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran—Saudi Arabia’s big geopolitical threat. This stuff is complex, but the conclusion is simple: Democrats don’t understand the real world or what fuels it. Kick them out in November so we can have rational discussions about energy policy again.

Jayapal (D-WA-7) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “Seattle: tomorrow, please come out and stand in solidarity with our Iranian brothers and sisters fighting for change, bodily autonomy, and freedom in honor of Mahsa Amini. The hijab is and must remain a choice, not an imposition. More info here: Human Link on 520 Bridge… |

Lee (D-NV-3) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “Yesterday, I had a fantastic conversation with leaders of Southern Nevada’s Persian community. I appreciate getting to speak with all of you about the ongoing protests in Iran and how we can continue to support your community here in Nevada and abroad. Link to image

Long (R-MO-7) 10/07/2022: Tweet – “#DRILLBABYDRILL here at home. It’s not that complicated Link to quoted tweet

McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-5) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “President Biden continues to turn to anywhere but home for more energy. OPEC, Russia, Iran, China, and now Venezuela, are emboldened because he is shutting down American energy and ceding our global leadership to these corrupt regimes.

Salazar (R-FL-27) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “In the aftermath of Hurricane #Ian in #Florida, @elonmusk provided Starlink receivers to restore internet access to the areas impacted by the storm. Elon, you’ve done it in Florida, you’ve done it in Iran, now do it for the people of #Cuba who are crying out for freedom! Link to video

Shaheen (D-NH) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “It was a privilege to tour this incredible exhibit at London’s @BarbicanCentre w/ @USAmbUK recognizing female icons from Iran. Iranian artist Soheila Sokhanvari highlights the courage of women who have sustained Iran’s feminist movement & fight for the most basic human rights. Link to image

Sherman (D-CA-30) 10/06/2022: Twitter thread – “#MBS seems not to remember the many times America has saved his regime. Such as when Saddam Hussein had conquered Kuwait, and had his eyes on north eastern #SaudiArabia. (1/2) OPEC announces it will cut production by 2 million barrels a day, a move likely to send gas and oil prices back up… | #MBS wants the U.S. to prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapon, as do I. But he contributes nothing to the effort (other than frustrated criticism). Now he sides with #Iran and #Russia. (2/2)

Sullivan (R-AK) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “This is national security suicide. @POTUS shuts down energy production in America—particularly in Alaska—then goes on bended knee to dictators in countries like Iran, Saudi Arabia & Venezuela, begging them to produce more energy. Does anyone in America think this makes sense? Link to quoted tweet

Walberg (R-MI-7) 10/06/2022: Retweet of @cathymcmorris – “President Biden continues to turn to anywhere but home for more energy. OPEC, Russia, Iran, China, and now Venezuela, are emboldened because he is shutting down American energy and ceding our global leadership to these corrupt regimes.

Allred (D-TX-32) 10/05/2022: Tweet – “America must always stand up for basic human rights. I am so proud of these North Texans for making their voices heard in response to the murder of #MahsaAmini and in support of the courageous women of Iran. North Texas Iranians protest after the death of Mahsa Amini in Iran… |

Cheney (R-WY-0) 10/05/2022: Retweet of @KianSharifi – “A girls’ school in Iran brought a member of the IRGC-run Basij paramilitary to speak to students. The girls welcomed the speaker by taking off their headscarves & chanting “get lost, Basiji”. Teenage girls have been at the forefront of protests for days. Link to video

Cotton (R-AR) 10/05/2022: Retweet of @KatieBrittforAL – “Mahsa Amini was murdered by a terrorist regime simply because she wanted to feel the wind blow through her hair. We continue to stand with the courageous Iranian women, men, and children stepping up to secure the dignity of their core human rights and liberties. #alsen

Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25) 10/06/2022: Twitter thread – “I’m alarmed by reports that the Biden admin is considering weakening sanctions imposed on the murderous Maduro dictatorship in exchange for Venezuelan oil. The Maduro regime is a close ally to the world’s worst actors, including Russia and terrorist states Cuba & Iran. 1/2 Maduro will use additional resources to maintain his grip on power, assist other dictatorships, & further oppress the VZ people. The Biden admin must not appease brutal, anti-American dictatorships but instead increase production at home. This is a national security issue. 2/2

Harris (R-MD-1) 10/05/2022: Retweet of @LarryOConnor – “Coming up at 9PM ET on O’Connor Tonight! @RepAndyHarrisMD on all the GOP investigative we’ve been waiting for! @LisaDaftari on the women’s protests in Iran @JGunlock on the Parents’ Rights movement Plus the NY Times & FBI find election fraud! Watch Salem News Channel Live… |

Himes (D-CT-4) 10/05/2022: Twitter thread – “I read these principles for “National Conservatism” just now. First, I applaud the effort of these conservatives to tease principle from the chaos and anarchy that #MAGA injected into the Right and into our polity. @NatConTalk 1/5 National Conservatism: A Statement of Principles – National Conservatism Second, if you read them, you’ll see the usual elements of classical liberalism and social and Christian conservatism intermingled, with the usual tensions and contradictions there but unaddressed. 2/5 But this jumped out at me. The coercive power of the state is to be used not just to stop lawlessness, but to stop “immorality” and “dissolution”. Really? First, Iran. 3/5 Link to image Second, who precisely gets to determine immorality and dissolution not defined in law but subject to the state’s interest and force? I suspect, but don’t know, that the answer is in the very next section “God and Public Religion”. 4/5 I’m really struck by that because, well, the Enlightenment, the liberal inheritance, and again, Iran. But it’s fascinating that a clear, if unnamed, morality police can coexist in a document that tries to pay homage to the Western inheritance and the Constitution. 5/5

Himes (D-CT-4) 10/05/2022: Tweet – “Speaking of Iran. Amen! Link to quoted tweet

Lesko (R-AZ-8) 10/05/2022: Tweet – “Our nation was energy independent when President Biden took office, but from DAY ONE, Biden has crumbled our domestic energy production and sold out our energy security to adversaries like Russia and Iran. Americans are paying the price for this avoidable failure. Link to quoted tweet

Menendez (D-NJ) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “I welcome the news that Baquer Namazi has left Iran & will be with his son Babak for the first time in 6+ years. The Iranian regime must immediately release unjustly detained US citizens Emad Shargi, Siamak Namazi & Morad Tahbaz so they too can reunite with their families. Link to quoted tweet

Omar (D-MN-5) 10/05/2022: Retweet of @xoamani – “Iranian women cutting their hair in protest of forced hijab laws. French Muslim women protesting for their right to wear it. This is no contradiction. Muslim women across the world are fighting for the same thing: the right to choose. @ELLEmagazine Mahsa Amini Was Arrested For ‘Bad Hijab.’ But the Only ‘Bad Hijab’ Is a Forced One… |

Pressley (D-MA-7) 10/05/2022: Tweet – “Our young people are not only the future, they’re the present — and they’re leading the way all over the world. I stand with those organizing, mobilizing & advocating in Iran, demanding a safer, more just & equitable world. “They can’t arrest all of us”: Why Iran’s defiant young protesters “want the change today”… |

Raskin (D-MD-8) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “Freedom-lovers mourn the death of Mahsa Amini, killed by Iran’s theocrats, and back Iranian women demanding free lives. Iran’s corrupt “morality police” have struck the rock of women’s resistance. Let’s sanction the mullahs and stand with “women, life, freedom” everywhere.

Roy (R-TX-21) 10/05/2022: Retweet of @LibertyIranian – “Thank you @chiproytx for sharing our video! Iranian People: We Hear You, We See You & We Support You!… |   Link to quoted tweet

Sanders (I-VT) 10/05/2022: Tweet – “It takes enormous bravery to go to the streets to protest Iran’s authoritarian “Supreme Leader.” But, led by courageous young women, that’s exactly what’s happening. I stand with all of those Iranians who are demanding freedom and a better future.

Tenney (R-NY-22) 10/06/2022: Twitter thread – “To the brave Iranian people: we hear you, we support you, and we are praying for you. #IranRevolution #IranProtests Link to video Thank you to @LibertyIranian and the countless other individuals and organizations around the world who are standing up on behalf of the brave Iranian people.

Trone (D-MD-6) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “As the Iranian regime violates the rights of its citizens and ignores the will of its people, let it be known: we stand with the people of Iran. As Iranians put their lives on the line for their freedoms, the United States must speak truth to power and hold the regime to account.

Bonamici (D-OR-1) 10/04/2022: Tweet – “I support the Iranian people who are protesting the horrific death of Mahsa Amini and Iran’s brutal repression of women. I hope her family finds justice soon, and that the Iranian government ends its inhumane crackdown on protesters. Why Iranian women are burning their hijabs after the death of Mahsa Amini… |

Cornyn (R-TX) 10/04/2022: Tweet – “Iran protests: Reports of students trapped amid clashes in Tehran… |

Gallagher (R-WI-8) 10/04/2022: Tweet – “Rep. Gallagher is calling on the Biden administration to increase sanctions on Iran and cease ongoing nuclear negotiations with the country in response to the Iranian regime’s violent crackdown against its own people. Link to image

Khanna (D-CA-17) 10/05/2022: Tweet – “I stand in solidarity with the students who are being targeted by the Iranian regime. I condemn these attacks and pray for the safety of these students who are standing up for human rights. Link to quoted tweet

Kim (R-CA-39) 10/05/2022: Tweet – “The courage of women and girls in Iran standing up to the Iranian regime’s oppression following #MahsaAmini’s death is inspiring. The United States must support freedom, not tyranny. I stand with the Iranian people! #IranProtests Link to video

Kinzinger (R-IL-16) 10/05/2022: Tweet – “This would be a good time for anyone with any component here to explain themselves, and how they will ensure no more chips make it to Iran. A violation of US sanctions. Link to quoted tweet

McCaul (R-TX-10) 10/05/2022: Tweet – “LR @RepMcCaul: “I welcome news that after years of being held hostage, U.S. citizen Baquer Namazi has finally been released by Iran. This is long overdue. Iran must unconditionally release all U.S. citizens including Emad Shargi, Siamak Namazi & U.S.-U.K. citizen Morad Tahbaz.”

Omar (D-MN-5) 10/04/2022: Retweet of @AssalRad – “Must read @nahid8: Iranian women, “Driven internally by their conditions, rather than any leader situated abroad, have been pushing against the restrictions imposed on them for 4 decades…liberty for all remained elusive unless there was liberty for women” Woman, Life, Liberty: A Slogan One Hundred Years in the Making… |

Quigley (D-IL-5) 10/04/2022: Tweet – “The Iranian regime seeks to silence all those who oppose oppressive anti-woman policies. To all those protesting in Iran—we stand with you.

Risch (R-ID) 10/05/2022: Tweet – “The long-overdue release of Baquer Namazi from Iranian prison is welcome news. The Biden Admin should now focus on getting other wrongfully detained Americans out of #Iran, including Baquer’s son Siamak. @FreeTheNamazis #FreeTheNamazis

Speier (D-CA-14) 10/04/2022: Tweet – “This young woman is the face of bravery, and the future of Iran. Link to quoted tweet

Perry (R-PA-10) 10/05/2022: Tweet – “The Iranian People deserve basic human rights, Liberty, and freedom for all. #FreeIran Link to quoted tweet

Roy (R-TX-21) 10/05/2022: Retweet of @LibertyIranian – “Dear Iranian People, We hear you, we see you, we support you! Thank you @RepScottPerry, @RepMaryMiller, @RepTenney, @DavidM_Friedman, @MessageFromLen, @VictoriaCoates & @elliecohanim! #IranRevolution #IranProtests #MahsaAmini Iranian People: We Hear You, We See You & We Support You!… |

Banks (R-IN-3) 10/03/2022: Tweet – “As long as Joe Biden continues his effort to renew the failed Iran nuclear deal and give the regime billions of dollars in sanctions relief, he’s supporting the regime’s crackdown on the Iranian people. #IranProtests2022

Beyer (D-VA-8) 10/03/2022: Retweet of @Phil_Mattingly – “Pres. Biden: “The United States stands with Iranian women and all the citizens of Iran who are inspiring the world with their bravery.” Telegraphs more sanctions coming this week tied to crackdown on protests Link to image

Bowman (D-NY-16) 10/04/2022: Tweet – “Forever standing with people in Iran. A women’s right to choose is under attack globally. We stand in solidarity everywhere to protect bodily autonomy. Fascism isn’t stronger than our will to fight for freedom and liberation.

Brown (D-OH-11) 10/04/2022: Retweet of @POTUS – “The United States stands with Iranian women and Iranian citizens who are inspiring the world with their bravery. This week, we will impose further costs on perpetrators of violence against peaceful protestors. We’ll continue to support the rights of Iranians to protest freely.

Cohen (D-TN-9) 10/04/2022: Tweet – “Iran will lose in crackdown on students. If not sooner ,certainly later.

Curtis (R-UT-3) 10/03/2022: Tweet – “Link to image   Link to quoted tweet

Gooden (R-TX-5) 10/03/2022: Tweet – “Top Iranian officials chanted ‘death to America’ over the weekend. What is Joe Biden’s response? Give Iran billions in sanction relief through a revived nuclear deal.

Lieu (D-CA-33) 10/03/2022: Tweet – “Thinking of the brave Iranian people risking their lives to protest peacefully for human rights – with the memory of Mahsa Amini guiding them. We will always stand with you. Once again, Tehran must stop its oppressive and violent campaign of abuse against women and girls. Link to quoted tweet

McCaul (R-TX-10) 10/03/2022: Tweet – “LR @RepMcCaul: “As Russia continues to rely on Iranian UAVs to further its unjustified war of aggression against Ukraine, I urge my Senate colleagues to urgently bring to the Floor the House-passed Stop Iranian Drones Act, H.R.6089.”

Miller (R-IL-15) 10/04/2022: Tweet – “We stand with the brave protesters in Iran who are speaking out against the Ayatollah in the fight for their freedom. Please know that we admire your courage and we are with you!

Salazar (R-FL-27) 10/04/2022: Retweet of @michaelgwaltz – “I hope this means @SecBlinken will help facilitate Starlink terminals for Iranians as Congresswoman @MaElviraSalazar and I requested last week. Link to quoted tweet

Salazar (R-FL-27) 10/04/2022: In reply to Tweet – “@michaelgwaltz @SecBlinken Thank you for all your support & leadership on this issue, Congressman!

Tenney (R-NY-22) 10/04/2022: Tweet – “As protests intensify across Iran, I am honored to continue standing with the brave Iranian people as they demand freedom and justice. Their courage in the face of the Islamic Republic’s terror and brutality is nothing short of heroic. #IranRevolution #IranProtests

Waltz (R-FL-6) 10/04/2022: Tweet – “I hope this means @SecBlinken will help facilitate Starlink terminals for Iranians as Congresswoman @MaElviraSalazar and I requested last week. Link to quoted tweet

Cardin (D-MD) 10/03/2022: Tweet – “Glad to see Baquer Namazi, an America unjustly held in Iran for >6 years, now has permission to leave for medical treatment abroad & his son, Siamak, has been furloughed from prison over the weekend. I hope to see their full family reunite in the US soon. Opinion | I’m an American, Why Have I Been Left to Rot as a Hostage of Iran?

Cornyn (R-TX) 10/03/2022: Tweet – “Internet freedom activists scramble to help Iranians evade Tehran’s digital crackdown Internet activists scramble to help Iranians evade digital crackdown… | via @nbcnews

Ernst (R-IA) 10/03/2022: Tweet – “Iran is targeting Americans – and yet, the Biden administration is still attempting to give them billions in sanctions relief through their so-called nuclear deal. #PUNISHAct Ernst, Waltz Lead Effort to Sanction Iran, Punish Open Assassination Plots Against Americans | U.S. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa

Banks (R-IN-3) 10/01/2022: Tweet – “Biden’s Iran policy has completely failed. A year and a half of maximum concessions led to Iran killing an American citizen.

Burchett (R-TN-2) 10/02/2022: Tweet – “Remember this is who the @POTUS wants a nuclear deal with. Link to quoted tweet

Curtis (R-UT-3) 10/01/2022: Tweet – “@CBSNews: Iran detains journalists and celebrities as death toll from “ruthless” crackdown on protests climbs Iran detains journalists and celebrities as death toll from “ruthless” crackdown on protests climbs… | #utpol Link to image

Davidson (R-OH-8) 10/02/2022: Tweet – “ Will this make Joe Biden more or less likely to finish his foolish Iran Deal? Link to quoted tweet

Himes (D-CT-4) 10/01/2022: Retweet of @NickKristof – “This is a huge demonstration in one of Iran’s most conservative cities, Mashhad. The attack on the regime’s humiliation of Iranian people shows the wheel turning. Khomeini rose to prominence in the 1960s by condemning the Shah for allowing foreign powers to humiliate Iranians. Link to quoted tweet

Kim (R-CA-39) 10/01/2022: Tweet – “#MahsaAmini’s death is only the latest example of the Iran regime’s cruel oppression of the Iranian people. I’m leading the charge to ensure Congress shows bipartisan support for the #IranProtests & condemns the cruel Ayatollah regime. Rep. Young Kim Leads Resolution to Support Iran Protests, Condemn Iranian Regime… |

McCaul (R-TX-10) 10/01/2022: Twitter thread – “LR @RepMcCaul & @RepMarkGreen “We are relieved & thrilled to hear these 7 Americans have been released from Venezuelan custody & will soon be reunited with their loved ones. For too many years, their families have suffered during their wrongful & politically motivated detention. “We commend their relatives for never losing faith their loved ones would be freed. Regretfully, Nicolas Maduro and other dictators like Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei continue wrongfully imprisoning Americans nationals. “These Americans are not political pawns and must urgently be returned to their families.”” Also here

Roy (R-TX-21) 10/02/2022: Tweet – “CC: @JoeBiden Link to quoted tweet

Sherman (D-CA-30) 10/01/2022: Twitter thread – “I commend the @StateDept for taking this important step to circumvent the #Iranian regime’s internet ban after my colleagues and I urged the administration that they do so. (1/2) Link to quoted tweet As the Ayatollah’s regime continues to crack down on brave Iranian women and men calling for freedom, equality, and justice for #MahsaAmini, the United States must continue taking every possible step to support the people of #Iran. (2/2)

Trahan (D-MA-3) 10/01/2022: Tweet – “The women of #Iran have shown incredible bravery protesting against an oppressive dictatorship that has stripped them of their rights for far too long. The Iranian regime’s repressive and violent response is horrific. We stand with the Iranian people demanding better. #MahsaAmini

Boozman (R-AR) 09/30/2022: Twitter thread – “The Iranian regime’s history of oppression and violence against its own citizens is well documented. In the wake of #MahsaAmini’s death, Iranians are once again rising up to demand justice, protest brutality and appeal for basic human rights. Iran protests spark wider adoption of anti-censorship tools… | The US stands in solidarity w/ the Iranian people and echoes their calls for accountability. I joined @ChrisCoons @SenatorLankford & more colleagues on both sides of the aisle on a resolution condemning and calling on Iran to end its systemic persecution. Boozman, Coons, Lankford, Colleagues Introduce Resolution Condemning Iran for Systemic Persecution of Women and Peaceful Protestors… |

Connolly (D-VA-11) 09/30/2022: Retweet of @GerryConnolly – “As we speak, women all over Iran are protesting against the suppression of their rights under the regime of the Ayatollah. And here we are, debating how much we should suppress women’s rights. What an irony. Link to video

Deutch (D-FL-22) 09/30/2022: Twitter thread – “Powerful protests continue to spread across Iran as brave Iranians fight against their government’s brutality & injustice. In response, Iranian security forces have violently cracked down on protests, incl by killing dozens, arresting thousands, & limiting access to the internet. In an attempt to deflect from these ongoing protests, Iran has launched drones and missiles at Iraq, which have killed at least 13 people – including a US citizen. These attacks also seriously threaten U.S. troops in Iraq and violate Iraq’s sovereignty. I’m glad the U.S. moved swiftly to support the protestors in Iran, and I applaud the Administration’s decision to issue a General License which will counter the Iranian regime’s censorship and advance internet freedom and the free flow of information for the Iranian people.

Durbin (D-IL) 09/30/2022: Tweet – “Despite constant fear of persecution, brave Iranian women continue to protest for their rights and by default, the rights of women across the world to reject a system that polices women’s bodies. We stand with the women of Iran. U.S. Senator Christopher Coons of Delaware… |

Kim (R-CA-39) 09/30/2022: Tweet – “I introduced a bipartisan resolution to stand with the Iran protesters who have taken to the streets since #MahsaAmini’s death to protest the Ayatollah regime by cutting their hair, burning their hijabs & demanding accountability & freedom. #IranProtests Rep. Young Kim Leads Resolution to Support Iran Protests, Condemn Iranian Regime… |

Kim (R-CA-39) 09/30/2022: Tweet – “The Biden administration cannot offer concessions to the Iranian regime who has shown its hand time & time again. I stand with the women & people of Iran who are burning their hijabs, speaking out against their regime’s oppression & demanding freedom. #IranProtests #MahsaAmini Link to video

Lee (R-UT) 09/30/2022: Tweet – “A new report indicates that Iran committed crimes against humanity in responding to protests in 2019. Today, Iran continues to respond to protestors with violence, leaving dozens dead. The Iranian regime is not one with which we should be negotiating. Tribunal declares Iran committed “crimes against humanity” during crackdown of 2019 protests… |

Malinowski (D-NJ-7) 09/30/2022: Twitter thread – “1/6 Tom, @RepTenney, @SenatorMenendez, & @MarshaBlackburn introduced a bipartisan resolution condemning Mahsa Amiri’s death. Her killing was a tragedy; we hope it is also a turning point. #MahsaAmini Bicameral Group of Lawmakers Unveil Resolution on Anti-Regime Protests in Iran | United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations 2/6 At the forefront of this movement are women fighting for autonomy and fundamental rights. Here are some of the brave women who document the government’s abuses and have long fought for advancing human rights: Link to image 3/6 Niloufar Hamedi, one of the first Iranian journalists to report on Mahsa Amini’s death. She was arrested on September 22nd and is being held in solitary confinement. Journalist Who Reported Mahsa Amini’s Hospitalization Held in Solitary Confinement… | 4/6 Human rights attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh, who was sentenced in 2019 to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes for providing legal defense services to women charged with not wearing a hijab. Nasrin Sotoudeh: The 100 Most Influential People of 2021… | 5/6 Narges Mohammadi, a prominent rights advocate, who was arrested in November 2019. She had previously been sentenced for “establishing an illegal group,” “assembly and collusion to act against national security,” and “propaganda against the state.” Iranian Rights Defender, Journalist Sent Back To Prison… | 6/6 Vida Movahed, and other “Girls of the Revolution Street,” who in 2017 started staging silent, solitary protests by taking off their veils in public places, tying them to sticks, and waving them as a flags. ‘Girls Of Revolution Street’ Appear In Many Other Cities… |

Murphy (D-CT) 10/01/2022: Tweet – “The people of Iran are doing amazing, courageous, inspiring things in order to get a sliver of self governance. Maybe we should stop taking our own democracy for granted. Link to quoted tweet

Murphy (D-CT) 10/01/2022: Tweet – “From Iran to Ukraine, people who love democracy and freedom are doing some pretty inspiring work this week. Link to quoted tweet

Reschenthaler (R-PA-14) 09/30/2022: Tweet – “This week, Iran launched armed drones & ballistic missiles against U.S. interests in Iraq. An American citizen was killed. It’s past time for the Biden Admin to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal & take kinetic action against Iranian terrorists. Iran Attacks Northern Iraq With Missiles and Drones, Killing at Least 13… |


Hill (R-AR-2) 10/04/2022: Tweet – “If we do not work with our like-minded partners to first hinder the Captagon trade and replace it with a working system of institutions that serve the Syrian people, then Assad will add the title “Drug Kingpin” to his recognized global status as a leading mass murderer. Link to quoted tweet


Durbin (D-IL) 10/04/2022: Tweet – “I reintroduced a NDAA amendment to hold Egyptian leadership accountable for human rights abuses, including the jailing of Illinoisan Aly Hussin Mahdy’s family after he urged peaceful protests in front of Egyptian embassies. I urge their release w/o delay. Durbin Files NDAA Amendments To Hold Egypt Accountable For Disappearances Of Family Members Of Illinois Resident… |

Van Hollen (D-MD) 10/01/2022: Tweet – “Even in the face of intense govt harassment, raids & threats of imprisonment, Lina Attalah & the brave journalists of Egypt’s independent paper Mada Masr bring truth to light. Freedom of the press is a cornerstone of a free society & we must protect it. “As you publish it, the question is always there”: Lina Attalah on Mada Masr’s future… |

Saudi Arabia

Barrasso (R-WY) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “We have American weakness at home and abroad. @POTUS & the Dems have undermined us as a nation taking us away from energy dominance. That’s why Biden had to go to Saudi Arabia in the first place, he gave them the fist bump, & yesterday they gave him the finger. Link to video

Blumenthal (D-CT) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “Cutting arms aid provides a plausible path in persuading Saudis to pull back on disastrous supply cut plans. The Malinowski bill to remove all US armed forces from Saudi Arabia should be considered in the Senate. Saudi-led coalition may cut oil production despite White House overtures… |

Cartwright (D-PA-8) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “It’s outrageous that by inflating global oil prices, OPEC has chosen to financially empower Putin, further funding his criminal war against Ukraine. As a nation, we need to reevaluate our relationship with the Saudis and remind them who the superpower is. Press Releases | Congressman Matt Cartwright

Casten (D-IL-6) 10/06/2022: Retweet of @SenatorDurbin – “From unanswered questions about 9/11 & the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, to conspiring w/ Putin to punish the US w/ higher oil prices, the royal Saudi family has never been a trustworthy ally of our nation. It’s time for our foreign policy to imagine a world without their alliance.

Cornyn (R-TX) 10/07/2022: Tweet – “Twisted himself into a rhetorical pretzel Link to quoted tweet

Costa (D-CA-16) 10/06/2022: Twitter thread – “The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decision to slash oil production is a blatant political move by Saudi Arabia. By aligning with Russia, the Saudis are intentionally hurting the U.S. and European economies and helping fuel Putin’s war. We cannot continue to rely on foreign oil and allow the Saudis and other autocracies to control our gas prices. It is time to consider cutting United States military assistance to the Saudis and United Arab Emirates, and we must boost domestic energy production here at home. Americans deserve better! OPEC+ is expected to cut oil production as it seeks to boost the price… |

Cruz (R-TX) 10/06/2022: Twitter thread – “Joe Biden caused this crisis with his destructive energy policies and foreign policies. I’m deeply disappointed by the Saudi decision, and wish they would act more like an ally during current conditions, but this is Joe Biden’s fault.  1/x Biden has ‘opened the door’ for Russia, OPEC+ to regain control of the global oil market: Phil Flynn… | He made America dependent on OPEC+ and Saudi Arabia by waging war on U.S. oil production, which reduced investments across our energy sector. At the same time he systematically alienated Saudi Arabia, which he had promised to make a ‘pariah.’ 2/x The Saudis already told us this summer that they would keep lowering output, and the Biden administration nevertheless continued their reckless war on American energy anyway. 3/x

Durbin (D-IL) 10/07/2022: Tweet – “I’m joining @MSNBC @Morning_Joe shortly to discuss the future of our nation’s relationship with Saudi Arabia and the 5th Circuit’s decision on DACA. Tune in.

Durbin (D-IL) 10/07/2022: Tweet – “How can we possibly show our national appreciation to the greedy American oil giants who have decided to team up with the Saudi royal family & Vladimir Putin and raise their prices in the face of inflation? Washington pols should stop making excuses for this outrageous conduct.

Fleischmann (R-TN-3) 10/07/2022: Tweet – “There’s no reason for the United States to rely on any foreign power for our energy needs. We can be energy independent again by cutting crippling regulations, allowing new drilling, restarting the Keystone Pipeline, and expediting new pipeline construction. Link to quoted tweet

Gaetz (R-FL-1) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “Chuck, you had me at hello Link to quoted tweet

Jacobs (D-CA-53) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “I’ve been saying this for years. Link to quoted tweet

Khanna (D-CA-17) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “We have done so much for Saudi Arabia. For them to push for this oil production cut when we have an energy crisis is outrageous and there need to be consequences. Link to video

Khanna (D-CA-17) 10/07/2022: Tweet – “We should ask OPEC+ to reconsider their Saudi-led decision to raise global oil prices and give them five days. If they don’t reverse course, we should suspend weapons sales and other military support that we provide to the Saudis. Link to video

Khanna (D-CA-17) 10/07/2022: Tweet – “Gas touched $4 in Akron yesterday. That is a red line for many Americans. The Saudis are to blame. We must demand they reverse their decision to cut output and make obscene profits or lose American weapons and spare airplane parts on which they rely. This is not rocket science.

Kinzinger (R-IL-16) 10/07/2022: Tweet – “Time for the US and allies to return to a focus of energy independence. Increase production at home while simultaneously encouraging logical green energy. All of the above. Saudi prince erupts at Reuters journalist during press conference ‘I’m not talking to you’: Saudi prince erupts… |

Malliotakis (R-NY-11) 10/06/2022: Retweet of @cathymcmorris – “Why would @POTUS turn to Saudi Arabia or Venezuela for oil when we can produce it here at home? @HouseGOP’s #CommitmentToAmerica is to unleash AMERICAN energy production for lower prices and more jobs.

McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-5) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “Why would @POTUS turn to Saudi Arabia or Venezuela for oil when we can produce it here at home? @HouseGOP’s #CommitmentToAmerica is to unleash AMERICAN energy production for lower prices and more jobs.

Moore (R-UT-1) 10/06/2022: Twitter thread – “This is a clear example of why we cannot rely on foreign sources for our energy needs. OPEC’s oil production cuts will raise our gas prices even more, directly impacting Americans already suffering from record high inflation. #utpol Opinion | The Saudis Snub Biden Again It’s time the Biden Administration green lights our domestic energy production capabilities. My @NatResources colleagues and I have introduced sound legislation to increase energy production and continue to question administration officials regarding their failed energy policies. We must become less reliant on foreign sources so we can bolster our own economy and keep more money in Americans’ pockets. #utpol

Murphy (D-CT) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “6 years ago, I gave a contrarian speech in New York arguing for a recalibration of the U.S.-Saudi relationship. Many thought I was naive, arguing that we needed to keep the Saudis close so that in case of a global conflict, the Saudis would pick us. Chris Murphy on the Roots of Radical Extremism… |

Murphy (D-CT) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “I agree that #MBS has made substantial progress on restricting the flow of Saudi money to extremists since 2016. On that important issue, there has been movement. Link to quoted tweet

Omar (D-MN-5) 10/06/2022: Twitter thread – “A reminder that the U.S. has over $126 billion in active arms sales to Saudi Arabia. The solution isn’t to continue to prop up human rights abusers in the hopes that they will fuel our addiction to cheap oil. The solution is to end our dependence on fossil fuels!

Roy (R-TX-21) 10/07/2022: Tweet – “The Biden Administration decided to BEG the Saudis to drill more oil rather than develop our own resources here in Texas and the United States We should unleash #EnergyFreedom and reverse Biden’s failed executive orders and policies Link to video

Schiff (D-CA-28) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “By slashing oil production during an international energy crisis, Saudi Arabia is aiding Russia’s war on Ukraine and adding to pain at the pump. Continued U.S. dependence on Saudi Arabia is a threat to our national security. And our dependence on oil is a threat to our planet.

Schumer (D-NY) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “What Saudi Arabia did to help Putin continue to wage his despicable, vicious war against Ukraine will long be remembered by Americans. We are looking at all the legislative tools to best deal with this appalling and deeply cynical action, including the NOPEC bill.

Spanberger (D-VA-7) 10/06/2022: Retweet of @ThePlumLineGS – “Here’s @RepSpanberger coming out strong as well in response to the Saudi move. “Democrats and Republicans alike should recognize the need for a coordinated and forceful response from Congress,” she tells me, noting that Saudis sided w/Russia over the US: Opinion | The Saudi snub of Biden is a disaster. Democrats must respond.   Link to image

Stauber (R-MN-8) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “I’ve got a 3 word solution to fix Biden’s failed fist bump diplomacy with the Saudis and OPEC’s announcement to decrease production: Unleash. AMERICAN. Energy!

Swalwell (D-CA-15) 10/07/2022: Tweet – “May be the best ad this cycle. @CartwrightPA worked for free to help 9/11 families. His opponent @Bognet4congress’s lobbying firm made over $1 million helping Saudis avoid paying victims. Story is told by iron worker who cleared the rubble of bodies & steel at Ground Zero. WATCH Link to quoted tweet

Turner (R-OH-10) 10/06/2022: Tweet – ““The move by OPEC on Wednesday to reduce oil production sharply undercuts President Biden’s effort to avoid an increase in gas prices.” I’ve heard from Ohioans that gas prices are on the rise again. We must expand domestic energy production. OPEC Move Shows the Limits of Biden’s Fist-Bump Diplomacy With the Saudis… |

Bishop (R-NC-9) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “Biden is begging Saudi Arabia and Venezuela for oil. Democrats would rather enrich dictators and despots than support American energy.” Retweeted by Hice (R-GA-10)

Boebert (R-CO-3) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “The White House is mad at OPEC rather than themselves. We were a net exporter of energy 18 months ago. Now we’ve become dependent on begging the Saudi Prince and our enemies for energy. The root cause of high gas prices is Biden and he’s blaming everyone but himself.

Cornyn (R-TX) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “As diplomatic humiliations go, it’s hard to top the decision by Saudi Arabia and its OPEC+ allies to cut oil production by two million barrels a day despite U.S. entreaties. Opinion | The Saudis Snub Biden Again

Cornyn (R-TX) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “via @NYTimes OPEC Move Shows the Limits of Biden’s Fist-Bump Diplomacy With the Saudis… |

Durbin (D-IL) 10/06/2022: Twitter thread – “From unanswered questions about 9/11 & the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, to conspiring w/ Putin to punish the US w/ higher oil prices, the royal Saudi family has never been a trustworthy ally of our nation. It’s time for our foreign policy to imagine a world without their alliance. There’re also unjust arrests: Raif Badawi, finally released after 10 years in jail, but unable to leave SA to reunite w/ family in Canada. Waleed Abu al-Khair, human rights lawyer still in jail. Salma al-Shehab, women’s rights activist facing outrageous 34 year prison sentence.

Gallego (D-AZ-7) 10/05/2022: Twitter thread – “Think it’s time we take back our Patriot batteries that are in Saudi Arabia. If they like the Russians so much they can use their very “reliable” military technology. Link to quoted tweet

Gallego (D-AZ-7) 10/05/2022: Tweet – “Wrong… we can pull back any sensitive weapons system even after they are sold if we feel they maybe compromised. Beware the friends you keep. Link to quoted tweet

Graves (R-LA-6) 10/05/2022: Twitter thread – “My statement on OPEC cutting energy production and the Biden Administration caught with their hands tied: (1/4) Link to image Despite having nearly two years to come up with a plan for American workers to produce American energy, this Administration decided to look abroad and beg our adversaries – and now the cartels have turned their back on President Biden. (2/4) President Biden visited Saudi Arabia in July, then he begged them to increase oil production. OPEC later agreed to produce 100,000 barrels. Now, today’s announcement is a production cut twenty times that amount. (3/4) As we warned, “fist bumps for cartels and pink slips for Cajuns” is not a comprehensive energy strategy nor is using the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to mitigate bad policies. (4/4)

Harder (D-CA-10) 10/05/2022: Tweet – “Russia and OPEC just announced they are cutting oil production. This is why we need energy independence! We can’t let Saudi Arabia and Russia dictate our gas prices! Link to image

Kennedy (R-LA) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “Instead of increasing U.S. production, Joe Biden and administration officials begged Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, and Russia to produce more oil. These dictators ignored Biden’s pleas, slashed supply, and sent energy prices for Louisianians soaring.

Khanna (D-CA-17) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “The Saudis need the United States more than anything. There should be bipartisan outrage over the Saudi-led OPEC+ production cuts and a demand for them to reverse this decision. Link to video

Khanna (D-CA-17) 10/05/2022: Retweet of @JeffSonnenfeld – “With Congressman @RoKhanna – time to halt weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and re-evaluate US-Saudi relationship Saudi Arabia’s October Surprise For Business… |

Khanna (D-CA-17) 10/05/2022: Retweet of @katekelly – ““By siding with Russia in hiking oil prices and sabotaging our economy, the Saudis have really outfoxed themselves this time,” say @RoKhanna, @JeffSonnenfeld and Steven Tian in this column excoriating today’s production cuts Saudi Arabia’s October Surprise For Business… |

Khanna (D-CA-17) 10/05/2022: Retweet of @commondreams – ““They are not our allies,” Rep. @RoKhanna said of the Saudis. “They are hurting the American people.” Khanna Tells Biden to Cut Off Weapons to Saudis as OPEC Agrees to Slash Oil Supply… |

Khanna (D-CA-17) 10/05/2022: Tweet – “Are you threatening me? That is sad. A reminder of Khashoggi. Link to quoted tweet

Khanna (D-CA-17) 10/06/2022: Retweet of @SquawkCNBC – ““There should be bipartisan outrage and demand that they should reverse the system or there will be consequences,” says @RoKhanna on OPEC+ cutting production. “I don’t think you could get a Republican senator saying ‘Yes, we think it’s a good thing Saudi Arabia is cutting oil.” Link to video

Malliotakis (R-NY-11) 10/05/2022: Retweet of @NMalliotakis – “Biden went to Saudi Arabia to beg OPEC for more oil and they decided to CUT 2 million barrels/day instead.  @potus needs to stop begging, stop raiding our emergency reserves & ramp up domestic production NOW.  This is ridiculous! Link to video

Maloney (D-NY-12) 10/05/2022: Tweet – “The only way to truly free our economy in the long run and decrease prices for consumers is a #GreenNewDeal. Our nation must not be impacted so severely by the members of OPEC+ which includes Russia. Saudi-led coalition may cut oil production despite White House overtures… |

Murphy (D-CT) 10/05/2022: Retweet of @JBWolfsthal – “Nothing says freedom of speech like buying a social media platform with Saudi money. Link to quoted tweet

Pascrell (D-NJ-9) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “The Saudi royal family who butchered an American reporter and are close friends with the trump crime family are trying to raise your gas prices. Link to quoted tweet

Sanders (I-VT) 10/05/2022: Tweet – “OPEC’s decision to cutback on production is a blatant attempt to increase gas prices at the pump that cannot stand. We must end OPEC’s illegal price-fixing cartel, eliminate military assistance to Saudi Arabia, and move aggressively to renewable energy.

Slotkin (D-MI-8) 10/06/2022: Twitter thread – “OPEC’s announcement is unacceptable & reflects a new low in our relations with the Gulf. All diplomatic options should be on the table, including the withholding of American military hardware & security assistance that Saudi Arabia, in particular, is so dependent on. 1/ 2/ The relationship with the Gulf States has always been complicated & transactional, but this news considerably raises the stakes. U.S. policy has swung like a pendulum between Trump & Biden, but these countries have long-benefitted from our support for the last 60 years. 3/ At best, the cartel has rejected any idea of being a helpful actor & chosen profit over aiding the world economy. At worst, they’ve made a conscious choice to align themselves with Putin over the U.S. 4/ Either way, as many of us have been saying for a year, it’s time for some tougher diplomacy with real stakes. If the administration is reticent to threaten U.S. equipment, Congress should be ready to do so. 5/ In the meantime, we need to prioritize U.S. energy security. We need an all-of-the-above approach to energy resilience, from U.S. supplies, to alternative energy, including nuclear power & everything in between. 6/ Redundancy is how we manage threats like the one now from OPEC. In the short-term, I’ll repeat what we should do to impact gas prices: suspend the federal gas tax, tap into the SPR to raise supply & take decisive diplomatic action against states that claim to be our partners.

Smith (D-MN) 10/05/2022: Tweet – “Republicans have long resisted transitioning to clean, American energy. That’s kept us in a global oil market, controlled by regimes like Venezuela and Saudi Arabia who play a huge role in determining our own gas prices. Here’s the result: Link to quoted tweet

Wild (D-PA-7) 10/05/2022: In reply to Tweet – “@B52Malmet Link to quoted tweet   Link to reply @B52Malmet Link to quoted tweet

Crenshaw (R-TX-2) 10/05/2022: Twitter thread – “A weak foreign policy has consequences when we want to ask our partners for help later. Biden allowed Afghanistan to fall apart. Biden is trying to strike a deal with Iran. Biden is attacking our own domestic production. What did he think was going to happen with the Saudis? Link to quoted tweet The administration’s disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal created a new risk for the Saudis. It left a power vacuum waiting to be filled by the Taliban, ISIS, and Al Qaeda. Saudi Arabia’s former intel chief called the withdrawal “incompetent” and “careless.” Saudi Arabia’s former intel chief calls weapons proliferation risk in Afghanistan very worrying as terror threat grows… | Biden’s misguided (and naive) nuclear negotiations with Iran are a slap in the face to the Saudis. Biden is giving their bitter rival a lifeline with sanctions relief. Saudi Patience With Biden Running Out Over Iran Deal… | So what’d we expect? Our relationship with Saudi Arabia is one of realpolitik. It’s based on practicality and shared interests. If you screw with that balance, they will react predictably. And indeed they are.

Blumenthal (D-CT) 10/05/2022: Twitter thread – “Saudis siding with Russia—a deeply offensive blunder. Unconscionable at this moment in world history. There must be consequences. OPEC and Russia meet today, with a big cut in oil output on the table…. | There was no immediate need for the Saudis to push to reduce supply unless they were seeking to harm the U.S. to the benefit of Russia. Significantly diminishing oil prices reflect Congress & President Biden’s fighting inflation. OPEC+ creating instability in the global supply of energy threatens this progress. This move will fuel global inflation, raise U.S. gas prices, & provide Russia with windfall profits. This unnecessary, self-destructive cut should spur a prompt far reaching review of our relationship w/Saudi Arabia. Especially as they try to “sports wash” their international image in the wake of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder & the humanitarian disaster caused by their war in Yemen. The US must revisit & revise military supplies & sales, & other security aid to Saudi Arabia & rebalance this one-sided relationship. Saudi Arabia cannot turn to other defense suppliers unless they wish to partner with Russia, Iran, or China for far inferior systems.

Blumenthal (D-CT) 10/04/2022: Tweet – “Saudis are siding with Russia in hiking oil prices & sabotaging our economy—requiring a stiff signal.  If you cut oil supplies, you’ll risk cuts in military support. Our serious national interests are at stake. Commentary: Which side are they on? Our Saudi friends cannot have it both ways on oil politics… |

Cartwright (D-PA-8) 10/04/2022: Tweet – “Marion and I proudly provided free legal support to the family members of 9/11 victims. My opponent’s firm lobbied on behalf of the Saudi government against those same families. I’m honored to have the support of heroes like Kevin and promise to always stand for our values. Link to video

Duncan (R-SC-3) 10/04/2022: Retweet of @HouseCommerce – “The solution to President Biden’s energy crisis is NOT Saudi Arabia or any other foreign regime. It’s right here in the United States. Let’s #FlipTheSwitch ON and get American energy producers back to work.

Ferguson (R-GA-3) 10/05/2022: Tweet – “Biden destroyed American energy independence causing prices at the pump to hit historic highs. He then traveled to Saudi Arabia to beg OPEC+ to produce more oil – and now they’ve cut their output by 2 million barrels. Completely incompetent & weak leadership. Link to quoted tweet

Garamendi (D-CA-3) 10/05/2022: Tweet – “The Saudi Royal Family is increasing global oil prices to punish President Biden for investigating crimes against humanity. They demand absolute impunity. We won’t be cowed by threats — be they bone saws or oil prices. We need to stand up to their overt election interference. Link to quoted tweet

Hyde-Smith (R-MS) 10/04/2022: Tweet – “Gas and energy prices are already ticking up. If OPEC+ cuts oil supply, American families will get even higher bills. A shame @POTUS has put our nation’s energy security at the mercy of Saudi Arabia by refusing to maximize American energy production. OPEC+ to consider oil output cut of over 1 mln bpd – sources

Johnson (R-OH-6) 10/04/2022: Tweet – “It’s a critical matter of national security for America to get back on track to becoming energy independent. We can’t rely on Saudi Arabia & Russia, who want to see our country fail, for our energy supply. @POTUS, it’s time to flip the switch. Saudi Arabia and Russia plan deep oil cuts in defiance of US… |

Keller (R-PA-12) 10/05/2022: Tweet – “If President Biden spent more time building America’s energy dominance instead of crushing it, we wouldn’t have to worry about what OPEC does. Link to quoted tweet

Khanna (D-CA-17) 10/04/2022: Tweet – “The Saudis are driving up gas prices & hurting the American people. It’s time to be tough with them. @POTUS needs to make it clear we will cut off their supply of weapons. That would push them to reverse course and drive prices back down. US Rep. Ro Khanna slams Saudi Arabia as ‘third-rate power’ as OPEC considers slashing oil output | CNN Business

Khanna (D-CA-17) 10/04/2022: Tweet – “The Saudis need US defense industry support & parts for weapons systems. We should leverage this to stop Saudi complicity with Putin & hold them accountable for Yemen & Khashoggi’s murder. My op-ed with @JeffSonnenfeld & Steven Tian: Commentary: Which side are they on? Our Saudi friends cannot have it both ways on oil politics… |

Khanna (D-CA-17) 10/05/2022: Tweet – “.@POTUS should make it clear that we will stop supplying the Saudis with weapons and air parts if they fleece the American people and strengthen Putin with drastic production cuts. Link to quoted tweet

Khanna (D-CA-17) 10/05/2022: Retweet of @CNN – “US Rep. Ro Khanna is calling for the White House to retaliate against Saudi Arabia if OPEC and its allies slash oil production in a bid to boost prices US Rep. Ro Khanna slams Saudi Arabia as ‘third-rate power’ as OPEC considers slashing oil output | CNN Business

Khanna (D-CA-17) 10/04/2022: Retweet of @CNN – “US Rep. Ro Khanna is calling for the White House to retaliate against Saudi Arabia if OPEC and its allies slash oil production in a bid to boost prices US Rep. Ro Khanna slams Saudi Arabia as ‘third-rate power’ as OPEC considers slashing oil output | CNN Business

Khanna (D-CA-17) 10/05/2022: Retweet of @JStein_WaPo – “.@RoKhanna on potential OPEC cut: “President Biden should make it clear that we will stop supplying the Saudis with weapons and air parts if they fleece the American people and strengthen Putin by making drastic production cuts … They needs us far more than we need them.”

Kinzinger (R-IL-16) 10/04/2022: Retweet of @oneunderscore__ – “In conclusion, Elon Musk’s Twitter purchase will have to be heavily financed by someone else in order for him to complete it. In May, according to an SEC filing, Musk’s Twitter buy was most heavily subsidized by Saudi Prince Al Waleed bin Talal Al Saud. Link to   Link to image

Malliotakis (R-NY-11) 10/05/2022: Tweet – “Biden went to Saudi Arabia to beg OPEC for more oil and they decided to CUT 2 million barrels/day instead.  @potus needs to stop begging, stop raiding our emergency reserves & ramp up domestic production NOW.  This is ridiculous! Link to video

Mullin (R-OK-2) 10/05/2022: Tweet – “This is the danger of relying on our adversaries for energy. Americans will feel the effects of this decision when they see prices increase at the pump. We must bring back American energy independence. Link to quoted tweet

Mullin (R-OK-2) 10/05/2022: Twitter thread – “#BREAKING: Remember when Joe Biden traveled to Saudi Arabia to beg #OPEC to increase oil production instead of unleashing American energy? Today, OPEC announced it will CUT 2 million barrels per day. Once again, Biden has failed. (1/2) Energy-rich Oklahoma could solve this self-inflicted energy crisis if Joe Biden’s incompetent regime would stop its political war on U.S. energy. (2/2)

Murphy (D-CT) 10/05/2022: Tweet – “I thought the whole point of selling arms to the Gulf States despite their human rights abuses, nonsensical Yemen War, working against US interests in Libya, Sudan etc, was that when an international crisis came, the Gulf could choose America over Russia/China. Link to quoted tweet

Murphy (D-CT) 10/05/2022: Retweet of @CNBCMiddleEast – “Time for U.S. to reevaluate Saudi relationship, Sen. Chris Murphy says ahead of OPEC output cut Time for U.S. to reevaluate Saudi relationship, Sen. Chris Murphy says ahead of OPEC output cut… |

Murphy (R-NC-3) 10/05/2022: Tweet – “President Biden sabotaged U.S. energy production on his first day in office and its only gotten worse. The American people are suffering the consequences of an incompetent administration. Link to quoted tweet

Pallone (D-NJ-6) 10/05/2022: Tweet – “This is nothing but greed. We must break our dependence on a market controlled and manipulated by foreign dictators and adversaries with solutions like my Buy Low and Sell High Act. Saudi-led coalition may cut oil production despite White House overtures… |

Palmer (R-AL-6) 10/05/2022: Tweet – “Foreign nations don’t respect weak leadership and President Biden’s decision to cripple our domestic energy production has put all the power in their hands. Link to quoted tweet

Pence (R-IN-6) 10/05/2022: Twitter thread – “Just months ago, President Biden flew overseas and humiliated the U.S. on the world stage, begging the OPEC Oil Cartel to dig him out of the energy crisis he created for our country. No one should be surprised that today that plan completely backfired. Link to quoted tweet We CANNOT rely on foreign adversaries to support our goal of American energy independence. Hoosiers are going struggle to heat their homes & get to work this winter because of Biden’s kowtowing to liberals in their war on fossil fuels. Let’s get back to energy independence NOW!

Thune (R-SD) 10/05/2022: Tweet – “The Biden admin going hat in hand to Saudi Arabia & other oil-producing countries is the price for its ongoing assault against American-made energy. In just a few short years, America went from energy independence to this. It’s time to reverse course. White House launches last ditch effort to dissuade OPEC from cutting oil production to avoid a ‘total disaster’… |

Blackburn (R-TN) 10/03/2022: Tweet – “OPEC is reportedly considering cutting oil production by more than 1 million barrels a day, which would likely cause gas prices to skyrocket again. Why is the U.S. still relying on countries like Saudi Arabia and Mexico for oil? Make America energy independent again.

Cornyn (R-TX) 10/04/2022: Tweet – “Gasoline prices will rise again if the Saudis slash production. But Biden Administration policies mean U.S. production won’t be able to make up the difference. Opinion | OPEC’s October Oil Surprise

Khanna (D-CA-17) 10/03/2022: Tweet – “The collapse of this life-saving truce makes it all the more urgent for the US to end its military support and arms sales for the Saudis and do everything in its power to support the UN-led @OSE_Yemen peace process. Link to quoted tweet

Khanna (D-CA-17) 10/04/2022: Retweet of @MattEganCNN – ““Who do they think they are?” @RoKhanna slams Saudi Arabia as “third-rate power” in @CNN interview Khanna calls for @POTUS to retaliate if OPEC slashes oil production by cutting off Saudi access to aviation parts, Raytheon & Boeing US Rep. Ro Khanna slams Saudi Arabia as ‘third-rate power’ as OPEC considers slashing oil output | CNN Business #OOTT #SaudiArabia $BA

Khanna (D-CA-17) 10/04/2022: Retweet of @JeffSonnenfeld – “With Congressman @RoKhanna – OPEC+ must not cut 1 million barrels of oil a day – fueling inflation, killing global growth, and strengthening Putin @YaleSOM Commentary: Which side are they on? Our Saudi friends cannot have it both ways on oil politics… |

Blumenthal (D-CT) 10/03/2022: Tweet – “A sharp, strong message to Saudi Arabia—your cutting oil supply is totally unacceptable. Saudi profiteering from global oil shortages imperils our national security & economy. We must act decisively. OPEC+ to Weigh Production Cut to Bolster Oil Prices… |

Connolly (D-VA-11) 10/03/2022: Tweet – “This weekend marked four years since my constituent, Jamal Khashoggi, walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and never walked out. We will not stop until we deliver true accountability and #JusticeForJamal.

Gallego (D-AZ-7) 10/02/2022: In reply to Tweet – “@DaveBngDave @SenatorTester Whatever we can do to stop it we should.

Kaine (D-VA) 10/02/2022: Tweet – “Today marks four years since the Saudi government brutally murdered Virginia resident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi for exposing Saudi’s human rights abuses. I’ll continue pressing for accountability and answers for Jamal’s unjust killing.

Khanna (D-CA-17) 10/02/2022: Tweet – “Four years ago, Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered by the Saudi government. He was an extraordinary journalist who was murdered because he had the courage to speak out on Yemen & other issues. Let’s recognize the importance of journalism & human rights heroes like Khashoggi.

McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-5) 10/03/2022: Tweet – “President Biden traveled across the world to Saudi Arabia in July to beg them to increase oil production. He should have asked American producers first. To lower prices & regain energy independence, we need to #FlipTheSwitch on AMERICAN energy production. OPEC+ to consider oil cut of over than 1 million barrels per day… |

Scanlon (D-PA-5) 10/02/2022: Retweet of @SecBlinken – “Jamal Khashoggi’s murder 4 years ago was also an attack on freedom of expression everywhere. As we mourn Jamal, we’ll continue to stand with and support human rights defenders, journalists, and others to protect fundamental freedoms worldwide.

Van Hollen (D-MD) 10/02/2022: Tweet – “On the 4th anniversary of the brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi we remember his courage & commitment. Jamal’s call for freedom of expression struck fear into the hearts of the powerful. We will not give up on holding those responsible for his execution to account. Link to image

Khanna (D-CA-17) 10/02/2022: Tweet – “The US should make it clear to the Saudis that we will cut off their aviation parts supply & stop Raytheon & Boeing from selling to them if they cut oil output to strengthen Putin and thereby fleece Americans. We are not helpless. The Saudis depend on us. OPEC+ Will Consider Output Cut of More Than 1 Million Barrels… |

McCollum (D-MN-4) 10/02/2022: Retweet of @BettyMcCollum04 – “Sunday marks 4 years since the horrific murder of U.S. resident & journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the hands of the Saudi government. I’ve introduced #HR9064 with @RepAdamSchiff to ensure accountability for those who target & harm political dissidents, including journalists. (1/2) Link to image

Cicilline (D-RI-1) 09/30/2022: Tweet – “As the Yemen ceasefire deadline approaches, all parties must work to honor and extend the UN-brokered truce — and ensure a durable and lasting ceasefire. My full statement Link to image   Link to quoted tweet

Massie (R-KY-4) 09/30/2022: Tweet – “I voted No on HR 8987 because the Government of Saudi Arabia, whose agents assisted the hijackers in their heinous plot, should pay into the 9/11 victims’ fund, not U.S. taxpayers.

McCollum (D-MN-4) 09/30/2022: Tweet – “Today I introduced a bill to ensure accountability for those targeting political dissidents and journalists. #HR9064 4 years after Jamal Khashoggi’s brutal murder, we must stand for the protection of democratic voices and ensure a free press.

Roy (R-TX-21) 10/01/2022: Tweet – “Same. Link to quoted tweet


Pallone (D-NJ-6) 10/06/2022: Tweet – “It’s encouraging to see increased engagement by our EU partners to bring an end to this conflict and @SecBlinken’s efforts earlier this week. We must keep the diplomatic pressure up to find a fair resolution that fully secures Armenia’s sovereignty. Turkish, Armenian Leaders to Seek Ties in First Talks Since 2009… |

Krishnamoorthi (D-IL-8) 10/03/2022: Tweet – “It is critical that nations seeking to join NATO are allowed to do so as quickly as possible. US meets with skeptical Turkey over Finland, Sweden NATO accession… |

Pallone (D-NJ-6) 10/01/2022: Tweet – “Wishing the people of Cyprus a happy Independence Day! Today we celebrate our shared democratic values and the strong relationship between the U.S. and Cyprus. I will continue to advocate for a unified Cyprus and speak out against Turkish occupation of its territory.

Crow (D-CO-6) 09/30/2022: Tweet – “Productive conversation today with members of the Turkish Parliament. We discussed strengthening NATO, our mutual national security interests, facilitating a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Armenia, & strengthening democratic institutions. Link to image


Issa (R-CA-50) 10/07/2022: Tweet – “Of all the lies told to advance the Bidens’ selling of access, the worst may have been “we are not lobbyists.” Exclusive: Letter on Hunter Biden’s Laptop Shows 2017 Deal with Qatar Undermining Trump Administration… |

Omar (D-MN-5) 10/03/2022: Retweet of @janschakowsky – “Today, I’m calling on FIFA to take responsibility for harms to migrant workers in Qatar. With the World Cup just 2 months away, hundreds of thousands of aggrieved workers deserve compensation for deceptive labor practices, unacceptable working/living conditions, & other horrors. Link to image


Webster (R-FL-11) 10/04/2022: Tweet – “I agree and that’s why I signed this letter. Link to quoted tweet

McClain (R-MI-10) 09/30/2022: Twitter thread – “We must immediately implement significant sanctions on Algeria to send a clear message to the world that support for Putin will not be tolerated. I am calling on @SecBlinken to sanction Algeria for purchase of Russian weapons. Rep. Lisa McClain Leads Colleagues in Demanding Sanctions on Algeria for Purchase of Russian Weapons… | Retweeted by Curtis (R-UT-3)

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Burchett (R-TN-2) 10/01/2022: Tweet – “Once again the ⁦@NFL⁩ is not putting its best foot forward. Antonio Brown Exposes Himself In Front Of Woman At A Dubai Hotel… |


Miller-Meeks (R-IA-2) 09/30/2022: Tweet – “It was a pleasure to meet with HE Sh. Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bahrain, to talk about the growing bond between our two nations. Link to image


Risch (R-ID) 10/04/2022: Tweet – “I’m disappointed to see the mediated truce in #Yemen expire. This peace agreement has ensured Yemenis the freedom of travel, access to medical care, and dependable salaries. The #Houthis should choose to return to the negotiation table and avoid defaulting into war.

Tlaib (D-MI-13) 10/04/2022: Twitter thread – “This weekend, ceasefire in #Yemen collapsed and fighting resumed. Millions of innocent Yemeni civilians will pay the price for political leaders failure to prioritize peace. I urge all parties to agree to an immediate ceasefire before the situation spins further out of control. Yemen’s truce collapses, battles break out and civilians lament lost peace… |

Johnson (D-GA-4) 10/03/2022: Tweet – “Thank you for inviting me to speak with our young people & for being interviewed by youth host Sanaa Pledger at the PUSH FOR CHANGE event at the GICC last month. The event was about healing the nation through helping our youth make empowering decisions. #OurPowerOurMessage Link to image

Cicilline (D-RI-1) 09/30/2022: Retweet of @RepCicilline – “As the Yemen ceasefire deadline approaches, all parties must work to honor and extend the UN-brokered truce — and ensure a durable and lasting ceasefire. My full statement Link to image   Link to quoted tweet