FMEP Legislative Round-Up: September 30, 2022


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

1. Bills, Resolutions & Letters

(FY23 NDAA/OMNIBUS AUTHORIZATIONS) HR 7900: This week the Senate began getting set to take up HR 7900, the FY23 NDAA (which includes various other authorization bills). As readers of the Round-Up know, every year the annual National Defense Authorization bill (NDAA) is an occasion – in both the House and Senate — for members to submit many, many, many, many (etc) amendments (see the Round-Up’s tracking of amendments offered in the House to the FY23).  Many of these amendments have nothing to do with the underlying bill. All of them reflect pet issues/initiatives of various members of Congress, including with respect to the Middle East. As such, regardless of whether the amendments are ever voted on, they are worth paying attention to, offering a valuable window into the intentions/plans/aspirations of lawmakers.

To view/track the many, many Middle East-related amendments offered in the Senate to HR 7900, please check out this handy-dandy table I’ve put together and will be updating as the NDAA process moves forward.  

(IRAN POLITICAL PRISONERS) HR 9075: Introduced 9/29/22 by Schiff (D-CA) and 9 cosponsors (all Democrats), “To call on the Islamic Republic of Iran to immediately end violations of the human rights, and facilitate the unconditional, immediate release, of all arbitrarily detained individuals, including peaceful protesters, political prisoners, and prisoners of conscience, and for other purposes.” Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Also see Schiff press release.

(CONDEMNING IRANIAN GOVT) H. Res. 1397: Introduced 9/28/22 by Kim (R-CA), Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Elvira (R-FL) and Spanberger (D-VA), “Condemning the Government of Iran’s torture and murder of Mahsa Amini and its crackdown on protesters seeking basic human rights, and supporting the protesters in their demands for freedom.” Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Also see: Tweets/press releases: Kim (R-CA-39), Kim (R-CA-39), Kim (R-CA-39), Malinowski (D-NJ-7)

(CONDEMNING IRANIAN GOVT) S. Res. 803: Introduced 9/28/22 by Coons (D-DE) and 40 bipartisan cosponsors, “A resolution condemning the detention and death of Mahsa Amini and calling on the Government of Iran to end its systemic persecution of women.” Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Also see:

(COMMENDING IRANIAN WOMEN) H. Con. Res. 110: Introduced 9/29/22 in the House by Tenney (R-NY), McCaul (R-TX) and Malinowski (D-NJ), and reportedly to be introduced imminently in the Senate by Blackburn (R-TN), “Commending the bravery, courage, and resolve of the women and men of Iran demonstrating in more than 80 cities and risking their safety to speak out against the Iranian regime’s human rights abuses.” Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Also see:

(SAUDI ARABIA/KHASHOGGI MURDER) HR 9064: Introduced 9/29/22 by McCollum (D-MN), Schiff (D-CA) and Connolly (D-VA), “To enshrine the legacy of Jamal Khashoggi by protecting dissidents and journalists, codifying the Khashoggi Ban, and introducing the Khashoggi Amendment to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, and for other purposes.” Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

(ISIS & SYRIA) S. 4996: Introduced 9/28/22 by Shaheen (D-NH) and Graham (R-SC), “A bill to amend the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 to modify the establishment of a coordinator for detained ISIS members and relevant displaced populations in Syria, and for other purposes.” Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Also see:



(SANCTION ALGERIA FOR BUYING RUSSIAN ARMS) McClain et al letter to Blinken: On 9/29/22, Rep. McClain (R-MI) led a letter, cosigned by 26 House colleagues (bipartisan) to SecState Blinken – demanding sanctions against Algeria for its purchase of Russian arms, allegedly a violation of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.  Also see: McClain press release.

(FIFA – QATAR HUMAN RIGHTS MATTER) Schakowsky et al letter to FIFA president: In 9/29/22 Reps. Schakowsky led a letter, co-signed by 14 fellow House Democrats, to the CEO of FIFA calling for the appropriate compensation of migrant workers in Qatar in advance of the 2022 World Cup. Also see:

(META-IRAN COLLUSION?) Cotton letter to Zuckerberg: On 9/28/22, Sen. Cotton (R-IN) sent a letter to META CEO Mark Zuckerberg raising concerns that META may be cooperating with Iran in suppressing dissent from the Iranian people. Cotton writes: “News reports indicate that at least one of your company’s subsidiaries, Instagram, may have removed documentation of the Iranian regime’s vicious attempts to crush recent peaceful protests. This is particularly concerning given prior allegations that Iran attempted to bribe your content moderators to remove accounts that challenged or criticized the Iranian regime.” Cotton asks Zuckerberg to answer a list of questions related to these allegation (to which Cotton says he looks forward to Zuckerberg’s  “prompt and detailed responses” (notwithstanding the fact that Cotton has no legal authority to demand answers from Zuckerberg, and Zuckerberg has no legal obligation to respond). Also see Cotton press release.

(TARGETING ESG VIA INVOKING BDS) Cruz Blackburn letter to Secretary of Commerce: On 9/28/22, Sens. Cruz (R-TX) and Blackburn (R-TN) sent a letter to Secretary of Commerce Raimondo alleging, “Advocates of economic warfare against Israel have increasingly sought to use ESG criteria as pretexts for boycott advocacy. Companies that rely on ESG ratings in their business decisions have minimal transparency into the details let alone motivations behind how the ratings were set. The practice introduces exposure to American anti-boycott laws along the entire chain, and most acutely for the firms opaquely designing and setting the ESG criteriaand “We are concerned that… the Commerce Department is not sufficiently engaging Morningstar and similar companies. The ratings and implicit advocacy from Sustainanalytics come remarkably close to blackletter violations of prohibitions described at the federal level by the EAR and in laws of states such as Texas. The Commerce Department, both generally and as the agency housing the Office of Antiboycott Compliance, is charged with ensuring American companies are aware of these risks and working with them to mitigate and end any exposure. It is also charged with insuring [sic] the integrity of those federal prohibitions, as necessary.” Also see:

(TARGETING “WOKE” UNIVERSITIES) Comer-Foxx letter to Education Secretary Comer: On 9/28/22, Reps. Comer (R-KY) and Foxx (R-NC) sent a letter informing Secretary of Education Comer that the are “conducting oversight over the U.S. Department of Education’s (the Department) administration of taxpayers’ dollars awarded to public and private colleges and universities under various federal programs. Specifically, we are concerned many of these colleges and universities are undermining free speech and academic freedom on their campuses. Despite this problem, the Department does not seem to be engaged in promoting the free exchange of ideas within our colleges and universities…” The 5-page letter goes on to offer arguments and supposed evidence of the alleged problem — focused entirely on cases of alleged undermining of right-wing speech and alleged tolerance of left-wing speech. It also enumerates US government funding for universities and concludes, “For this reason, these institutions of higher learning should be havens of free speech.Instead, school administrators are undermining the very purpose of their institutions. The proliferation of cancel culture in American higher education threatens the ability of students and faculty to push themselves past their academic limits. The Department should be signaling to these institutions that academic freedom is paramount for the success of students, faculty, and society, and should help them see that limiting free speech is counter to the intellectual goals of academia.” It closes with: “To assist Committee Republicans in conducting important oversight of the Department’s administration of funds for higher education, including what the Department is doing to promote free speech and academic freedom, we request a staff-level briefing as soon as possible, but no later than October 5, 2022.” NOTE: The letter’s authors — in their robust defense of academic and free speech — neglect to mention whether this includs free speech on campus critical of Israel and/or in support of Palestinian rights… Also see: House Republicans Launch Probe Into Education Department’s Funding of Woke Universities (Free Beacon 9/28/22)

(TARGETING OBERLIN/IRANIAN PROFESSOR) Banks-Foxx letter to Oberlin Administration (letter text included at the bottom of the Fox News article): On 9/28, Reps. Foxx (R-NC) and Banks (R-IN) sent a letter to Oberlin University’s president and vice president expressing “concern regarding Mohammad Jafar Mahallati, a Professor of Religion and a Presidential Scholar in Islamic Studies at Oberlin College.” The letter references Mahallati’s “well-documented involvement in human rights abuses while part of the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran as well as his alleged “continued support for Iran’s tyrannical regime” while at Oberlin. The letter goes on to attack Oberlin’s “apparent decision to whitewash Mr. Mahallati’s actions” and concludes that this alleged decision raises “serious questions about the ideals of Oberlin college and its willingness to allow foreign interference on its campus.” The letter goes on to direct Oberlin to provide answers — within 2 weeks of the date of the letter — to a list of highly invasive questions related to this specific professor and his courses, as well as Oberlin’s internal hiring/vetting practices in general (notably: Foxx and Banks have no legal authority to demand answers on anything from Oberlin, and Oberlin has no legal obligation to respond). Also see:

(PROSECUTE IRANIAN PRESIDENT) Scott letter to POTUS: On 9/23/22, Sen. Scott (R-FL) sent a letter to President Biden condemning the Biden Administration for issuing a visa to allow the Iranian president to attend the UN General Assembly in New York, and, once Raisi arrived in the US, failing to take the opportunity to arrest the Iranian president and put him on trial in the US. Scott wrote: “…your administration ignored the wishes of so many Americans and allowed Raisi entrance to America and a stage to spread his lies to the world. You could have arrested him and held him accountable for his abuses, but you looked the other way. When you could have stood up for security and freedom, and prosecuted Raisi for his crimes, you floundered. Fortunately, it is not too late to reverse course and deliver justice to all those he has wronged. The protests in Iran are continuing, and the Iranian people are standing up for civil liberties and basic rights. The regime continues to support terrorist cells throughout the world, destabilize the region, threaten our ally, Israel, and do harm to Americans. Raisi is a danger to us all. I urge you to use the powers of the Department of Justice to prosecute Raisi and bring him to justice for his crimes.” Also see Scott press release.


2. On the Record

Media & Members – Elections


Jewish Insider 9/30/22: Blake Masters: ‘Israel’s future is tied to our elections


Media/Report – General

Jewish Insider 9/30/22: David Cicilline defeats Brad Schneider to lead House Mideast subcommittee Also see: Cicilline press release – Cicilline Elected Chair of Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and Global Counterterrorism

Jewish Insider 9/30/22: Kathy Manning to take over House antisemitism task force [Plus ca change — “There are also, she added, ‘opportunities to talk member-to-member to try to explain things to people, to change their way of viewing things and certainly change the way they articulate their issues.’ One member who might be on that list is Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), who has repeatedly faced condemnation and accusations of antisemitism from her Democratic colleagues, most recently over her comment that support for ‘Israel’s apartheid government’ is incompatible with ‘progressive values.’ ‘I think it was a deeply antisemitic and uninformed comment,’ Manning said. ‘I don’t think she understands what the true nature of Israel is.’”]

Jewish Insider 9/29/22: Sherrod Brown distances Democratic Party from Tlaib’s Israel comments

The Forward 9/28/22: Former NY Jewish congressman targeted with antisemitism in campaign for Congress [“A campaign poster for former Rep. Max Rose, running to regain a House seat, was defaced, invoking an antisemitic trope that depicts Jewish billionaire George Soros as controlling Jewish Democrats”]

Haaretz 9/28/22: Israel’s Best Friend in Congress Leaves DC for U.S.-Jewish World. Here’s What’s Next

Jewish Insider 9/28/22: Amb. Mike Herzog uses his peace negotiating skills to break D.C.’s partisan divide [“‘We got a lot of questions from people on the Hill and also from the administration,’ Herzog acknowledged. Some of the loudest critics, Herzog argued, were simply parroting Palestinian Authority talking points that began before any forensic investigation into Abu Akleh’s death had taken place. ‘They from day one said Israel deliberately assassinated her. Based on what? It’s just a campaign, a political campaign against the State of Israel, and some people here in the U.S. acted on that campaign,’ said Herzog. ‘To those who are not motivated by any anti-Israel political motivation, we are ready to answer any question they may have.’’”]

Jewish Insider 9/28/22: Administration, lawmakers support Elon Musk effort to bring satellite internet to Iran

Peter Beinart (Substack) 9/25/22: video — What George Orwell Can Teach Us About the Assault on Rashida Tlaib


Members on the Record

Anti-Rashida-Tlaib Pile-on, Week 2

Torres (D-NY-15) 09/26/2022: Tweet – “Seth: You’re a liar. I have NEVER spoken out against Palestinian statehood. Israelis and Palestinians each want a state of their own and that is what I support—a 2-state solution. Anti-Zionists like you want to force both sides into a 1 state solution against their will. Link to quoted tweet

Frankel (D-FL-21) 09/23/2022: Tweet – “Claims that one cannot support Israel & embrace forward thinking values are just wrong. I, for one, am for women’s reproductive freedom, banning assault weapons, saving democracy, & combatting climate change. I love Israel & will always fight hard for her security.

Long (R-MO-7) 09/24/2022: Retweet of @thehill – “House Democrat slams Tlaib for “antisemitic” remarks on Israel House Democrat slams Tlaib for ‘antisemitic’ remarks on Israel… |   Link to image

Moulton (D-MA-6) 09/24/2022: Retweet of @RitchieTorres – “There’s nothing progressive about advocating for the end of Israel as a Jewish State. Nothing progressive about opposing the Abraham Accords, which promotes peace. Nothing progressive about opposing Iron Dome, which protects civilians from indiscriminate rocket fire. Link to quoted tweet


Palestinians/Palestinian Rights, Solidarity, Activism

Omar (D-MN-5) 09/29/2022: Retweet of @BarakRavid – “BREAKING: The U.S. calls on Israel to open an investigation around the death of a 7 years old Palestinian child in the West Bank today. “We are heart broken by the death of an innocent child. We support an immediate and thorough investigation”, @StateDeputySpox said

Tlaib (D-MI-13) 09/29/2022: Tweet – “Just 7 years old! Link to quoted tweet

Tlaib (D-MI-13) 09/29/2022: Tweet – “Don’t look away. $3.8 billion+ of our money is funding this. Enough. It must stop. Link to quoted tweet

Burchett (R-TN-2) 09/30/2022: Tweet – “Ultra liberal Berkeley is anti-Semitic ? Berkeley Law Student Groups Pass Bylaw Pledging to Not Invite Pro-Israel Speakers… |

Cruz (R-TX) 09/30/2022: Tweet – “Completely disgraceful. And all on Gavin Newsom’s watch. Link to quoted tweet

Roy (R-TX-21) 09/29/2022: Twitter thread – “Here are just a FEW of the terrible, radical, tyrannical policies Swamp Dems are trying to fund with BILLIONS of YOUR taxpayer $$$ in their new continuing resolution WARNING: It’s worse than you thought THREAD (it’s a LONG one)… $150 million for @UNRWA, which promotes anti-Israel rhetoric and activities: Rep. Roy introduces legislation to hold UNRWA accountable and defend Israel | Representative Chip Roy$15 million for @UNHumanRights, which continues to attack Israel, one of our closest allies…EVERY Republican should vote NO on Dems’ continuing resolution – the American people are watching. #NotOneMorePenny #StandUpForAmerica / END” [also sent as Dear Colleague letter to fellow House Republicans]

Mast (R-FL-18) 09/26/2022: Tweet – “There’s no world in which the U.S. should be funding education that teaches another generation of Palestinians to murder Israelis. Brian Mast Helps Get Bill to Stop U.S. Funds From Funding Anti-Semitic Schools in Gaza to House Floor – Florida Daily

Mast (R-FL-18) 09/24/2022: Tweet – “Children are not born hating others, but for children in Palestinian Authority controlled areas, they’re being taught to become murderers. Mast Aims to Stop Sending Taxpayer Dollars to Anti-Israel Education… |


Israel – Iran

Blackburn (R-TN) 09/29/2022: Tweet – “.@KamalaHarris, let me make this easy for you: Taiwan = Ally South Korea = Ally Israel = Ally Chinese Communist Party = Not our ally North Korea = Not our Ally Iran = Not our Ally Link to quoted tweet

Quigley (D-IL-5) 09/28/2022: Retweet of @AIPAC – “Thank you @RepMikeQuigley for standing with the Iranian people who are bravely risking their lives to fight for human rights and protest the oppressive regime. #MahsaAmini #IranProtests2022 Link to quoted tweet

Joyce (R-OH-14) 09/26/2022: Twitter thread – “Proud to join @RepSteel @RepSusieLee in this critical, bipartisan effort to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapon capabilities. When dealing with the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world, America must choose strength, not appeasement. New bill pushes to make Iran sanctions permanent amid White House JCPOA… | I stand ready to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle — not as Republicans or Democrats, but as Americans — to confront and contain Iranian aggression and ensure the safety of the American people, our ally Israel, and of all freedom-loving people in the Middle East.” Retweeted by Steel (R-CA-48)

Steel (R-CA-48) 09/24/22: press release – “Steel Condemns Ongoing Violence and Persecution of Women in Iran


Israel – General

Manning (D-NC-6) 09/29/2022: Retweet of @AJCGlobal – “The House and Senate Bipartisan Taskforces for Combating Antisemitism convened an important meeting today with @HHuffnagleAJC and other civic leaders. We thank @SenJackyRosen, @SenatorLankford, @RepTedDeutch, @RepKManning, and @RepGraceMeng for their commitment to fighting hate. Link to image

Bacon (R-NE-2) 09/29/2022: Tweet – “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

Hoyer (D-MD-5) 09/25/2022: Tweet – “As Jewish families across America, in Israel, and around the world gather to usher in the new year of 5783 and celebrate #RoshHashanah, I join in praying that the year ahead is one of sweetness, joy, safety, and new beginnings. Shana Tova U’Metuka! Link to   Link to image

Jackson (R-TX-13) 09/26/2022: Tweet – “Israel and South Korea have walls on their borders because their neighbors are DANGEROUS. The same can be said about our border that’s being run by the cartels – they’re killing our children with fentanyl and sneaking terrorists into our country. FINISH THE WALL NOW!

Roy (R-TX-21) 09/26/2022: Retweet of @CUFI – “The burial cave in Israel from the Late Bronze Age, the time of Pharaoh Ramses II – possibly from the story of the Exodus from Egypt – contained dozens of intact objects. Israeli archeologists find ‘once-in-a-lifetime find’ of ancient pottery… |

Schneider (D-IL-10) 09/23/2022: Twitter thread – “Israeli PM Lapid conveyed a vision for security and peace for Israel and the region. It won’t be easy. It is first based on Israel’s long-term security. But it includes a future Palestinian state living in peace with all its neighbors, including Israel. Link to quoted tweet I believe that a negotiated two-state solution is the only way to achieve the long-sought enduring peace between Israel and the Palestinians, and to realize the full potential for peace and prosperity in the region we see blossoming with the Abraham Accords.



McCaul (R-TX-10) 09/26/2022: Tweet – “LR @RepMcCaul: “Despite ISIS’s territorial defeat, the threat it poses persists. In NE Syria, ISIS continues to actively pursue recruits in make-shift detention facilities like Al-Hol. To ensure ISIS’s enduring defeat, repatriations must remain a top priority.” Link to quoted tweet

Hill (R-AR-2) 09/23/2022: Twitter thread – “Today, I joined @SoccerMouaz of the @syrianetf and @omarAlshogre for a panel discussion at @UALR. We discussed justice and accountability concerning the Caesar files, the refugee crisis in Syria, and my work in Congress to combat the Assad regime. Link to image The Caesar Exhibit is a traveling exhibit that showcases 30 photographs smuggled out of Syria by former military photographer, pseudonym “Caesar,” documenting the brutal torture of thousands of men, women, and children by the Assad regime in Syria.



Schneider (D-IL-10) 09/26/2022: Tweet – “The House passed a bipartisan resolution that I co-led with Rep. Ted Deutch and several of my esteemed colleagues to urge the European Union (EU) to designate Hizballah in its entirety as a terrorist organization. Schneider Statement on House Passage of Bipartisan Resolution Urging EU to Designate Hizballah in its Entirety as a Terrorist Organization… |



Connolly (D-VA-11) 09/29/2022: Twitter thread – “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 When we adopted the Bill of Rights, we didn’t make a moral statement. Take the First Amendment. The fact that I believe in broad freedom of speech does not mean I approve of every form of speech. Because it’s not a moral statement. It’s a legal statement — one that recognizes a pluralistic society in which choices are complex, and it’s not our role to judge and restrict.

Ernst (R-IA) 09/29/2022: Tweet – “the gov’t funding bill extends the protection for former or retired national security officials who face “serious and credible threats.”   Clearly, the threat from #Iran is ongoing.   Another reason to pass my #PUNISHAct & stop negotiating the #IranDeal.

Ernst (R-IA) 09/30/2022: Tweet – “We shouldn’t be appeasing #Iran and @AFPI agrees. Link to image

Himes (D-CT-4) 09/30/2022: Retweet of @ksadjadpour – “What a remarkable image. The daughter of Minoo Majidi–a mother of two who was killed by the Iranian regime while protesting for #MahsaAmini–stands at her mother’s gravesite. She is defiantly unveiled, and in her left hand she holds the hair she cut from her head. Link to image

Lankford (R-OK) 09/29/2022: Twitter thread – “We stand with the courageous Iranian people who are at this moment risking their lives to stand up for their freedom and the right to live their faith. #IranProtests Link to quoted tweet The US Senate should send a loud and clear message that we support the basic human rights of all people around the world, including the oppressed people of Iran living under a repressive regime. #IranProtest #MahsaAmini

Cohen (D-TN) and McClintock (R-CA) 09/29/2022: Statement – Congressmen Cohen and McClintock Condemn Iranian Crackdown

McClintock (R-CA) 09/29/2022: Floor statement – America Must Stand With the People of Iran

Menendez (D-NJ) 09/29/2022: Tweet – “Strongly condemn the IRGC’s missile & drone attacks on Iraqi Kurdistan & offer condolences for the dozens killed & injured. These attacks are a flagrant violation of Iraqi sovereignty. Iran cannot blame others for the legitimate grievances of protesters in its own streets. Link to quoted tweet

Murphy (D-CT) 09/30/2022: Twitter thread – “Technology – and the social polarization and fragmentation caused by technology – has become a friend of the autocrat and a barrier to political change. Even as Iranians Rise Up, Protests Worldwide Are Failing at Record Rates… | Clearly social media and other tech tools also allow protesters to organize and communicate. But on balance the impact of modern communication and surveillance technology appears to benefit the despotic status quo.

Risch (R-ID) 09/29/2022: Tweet – “As the Biden Admin & European partners remain focused on rejoining a nuclear deal with #Iran, the #IRGC is conducting ballistic missile attacks against Iraqi civilians & American troops in #Iraq. Why are we negotiating with a terrorist regime? Iran Attacks Northern Iraq With Missiles and Drones, Killing at Least 13… |

Smith (D-WA-9) 09/29/2022: Tweet – “Mahsa Amini’s death was tragic and unjust — and Iranians are making their voices heard despite Tehran’s violent response. The Biden-Harris administration has done the right thing by sanctioning members of Iran’s so-called “morality” police.

Steil (R-WI-1) 09/29/2022: Tweet – “We need a government that’s accountable. My bill that passed will ensure the Administration must inform the American people if they waive any sanctions that let our enemies use our financial system. This will ensure bad actors like Iran and Russia are held accountable. Link to video

Tenney (R-NY-22) 09/29/2022: Tweet – “Joe Biden’s capitulation to the regime in Iran has emboldened its leaders and proxies. Now another American citizen has been killed by Iranian missiles. The Biden Administration must end negotiations, restore pressure, and reestablish deterrence now. Link to quoted tweet

Waltz (R-FL-6) 09/29/2022: Tweet – “How many Americans does Iran have to kill and try to kill before we stop negotiating giveaways to this regime? Link to quoted tweet

Wexton (D-VA-10) 09/29/2022: Tweet – “The tragic killing of Mahsa Amini at the hands of Iran’s Morality Police was a senseless act of violence. The thousands of Iranians, especially Iranian women, who are speaking out against injustice and standing up for their rights deserve to have their voices heard and heeded.

Bacon (R-NE-2) 09/28/2022: Retweet of @Kurdistan – “#KRG strongly condemn the repetitive violations of the sovereignty of the #Kurdistan Region. A statement on today’s attacks by the Islamic Republic of Iran… |

Bass (D-CA-37) 09/28/2022: Tweet – “We are in awe of the inspiring courage, bravery and strength being displayed by the Iranian people.  The murder of Mahsa Amini must be widely condemned.  I stand with the women of Tehran. I stand with the women of Iran. I stand with the women of the world. Link to quoted tweet

Boyle (D-PA-2) 09/28/2022: Tweet – “I am in awe of the bravery exhibited by those risking their lives to take part in the #IranProtests Link to quoted tweet

Carson (D-IN-7) 09/29/2022: Tweet – “Just as forcibly prohibiting headscarves is wrong, so is forcing women to cover.   Women deserve choice. I stand with our sisters in Iran and around the world fighting for their rights. #JusticeForMahsaAmini

Clark (D-MA-5) 09/28/2022: Tweet – “The courageous women of Iran are demanding equality and the right to be heard. This is a global fight for freedom — for every woman, everywhere. Standing with you. Women Take Center Stage in Antigovernment Protests Shaking Iran… |

Connolly (D-VA-11) 09/29/2022: Retweet of @therecount – ““Women all over Iran are protesting against the suppression of their rights … and here we are debating how much we should suppress women’s rights. What an irony.” — Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) during hearing on abortion restrictions and the threat of a national ban Link to video

Cornyn (R-TX) 09/29/2022: Tweet – “The Women Burning Their Hijabs Want the Iranian Regime to Fall. Does Joe Biden? The Women Burning Their Hijabs Want the Iranian Regime to Fall. Does Joe Biden?… |

Cruz (R-TX) 09/28/2022: Tweet – “Iran is selling weapons to Russia to use against our Ukrainian allies. Nothing the Biden administration has done is working to stop those weapons. Why hasn’t the Biden Administration imposed sanctions on the Iranian banks that fund and facilitate those sales? Link to video

Cruz (R-TX) 09/29/2022: Tweet – “The Biden admin is refusing to sanction the Iranian banks at the center of Iran selling drones to Russia, which the Russians then use against our Ukrainian allies. Why? Because it would endanger their pursuit of their holy grail: another Iran nuclear deal. Link to video

Ernst (R-IA) 09/29/2022: Tweet – “FDD Action believes in our commitment to PUNISH Iran for targeting Americans. #PUNISHAct Link to image

Ernst (R-IA) 09/29/2022: Tweet – “SOONI’m going LIVE on Instagram with @AlinejadMasih. We’re standing firm against Iranian-back aggression on Americans, Iranians, & our allies. #PUNISHAct Link to image

Escobar (D-TX-16) 09/28/2022: Tweet – “As I monitor the continued protests in Iran, I’m in awe of those risking their lives in pursuit of justice for #MahsaAmini. I stand in solidarity with all the brave women sending such a powerful message to the world.

Gooden (R-TX-5) 09/28/2022: Tweet – “Over 240 Iranians killed and 12,000 arrested in 13 days of #IranProtests. The last thing the United States should be doing is negotiating a nuclear deal with a terrorist regime. I spoke with @Maryam_Rajavi and expressed my support for a free and democratic Iran.

Kim (R-CA-39) 09/28/2022: Tweet – “Will the United States stand with the people of Iran fighting for their freedom, or with the cruel Iranian regime? Our words and our actions need to show unwavering support for the people and the women of Iran. #IranProtests #MahsaAmini Link to quoted tweet

Kim (R-CA-39) 09/29/2022: Retweet of @foxnewsradio – “California Congresswoman @RepYoungKim joins the #FOXNewsRundown #podcast to discuss the nuclear threat from Iran, and why she believes the United States must show strength with allies in order to keep Americans safe. FOX News Rundown… |   Link to image

Kim (R-CA-39) 09/29/2022: Retweet of @foxnewsradio – “Protests in Iran have turned deadly as @POTUS continues to want to negotiate a new Iran nuclear deal. @RepYoungKim joins the #FOXNewsRundown #podcast with why the United States should refrain from giving concessions to the Iranian regime. FOX News Rundown… |   Link to image

Lofgren (D-CA-19) 09/28/2022: Tweet – “I stand with Iranians fighting for their human rights. Their bravery in the face of a violent & oppressive regime is inspirational. Iran Protests Surge to Dozens of Cities… |

McCaul (R-TX-10) 09/29/2022: Twitter thread – “LR @RepMcCaul “Whether attacking peaceful protestors in Iran or launching ballistic missiles against partners in Iraq, Tehran continues to destabilize the Middle East. The admin must take concrete steps to address missile & proxy threat – not just nukes – as a matter of urgency. “The Biden admin should walk away from a flawed nuke deal that would embolden and enrich a corrupt regime that violently attacks its own people, and fail to address all threats comprehensively.”

McClain (R-MI-10) 09/28/2022: Tweet – “Women in Iran should not fear for their lives simply for what they are wearing.

Meeks (D-NY-5) 09/28/2022: Tweet – “CM @RepGregoryMeeks: I strongly condemn Iran’s heinous ballistic missile and drone attacks against northern Iraq’s Kurdish region. I stand with the people and government of Iraq in the face of these deplorable, illegal attacks. Iran launches airstrike against Kurdish group in northern Iraq… |

Moulton (D-MA-6) 09/28/2022: Retweet of @katieporteroc – “The women of Iran are demanding change for themselves, their mothers, and their daughters. I’m in awe of their courage and conviction. Last night, I joined the @UCIrvine community to celebrate the Iranian people’s resolve and condemn Tehran’s crackdown on protesters. #MahsaAmini Link to video

Porter (D-CA-45) 09/28/2022: Tweet – “The women of Iran are demanding change for themselves, their mothers, and their daughters. I’m in awe of their courage and conviction. Last night, I joined the @UCIrvine community to celebrate the Iranian people’s resolve and condemn Tehran’s crackdown on protesters. #MahsaAmini Link to video

Quigley (D-IL-5) 09/28/2022: Tweet – “Women in Iran – and everywhere in the world – must have the right to wear what they want & to live free from violence and harassment. I stand with the women of Iran as they fight for their freedom, and stand up against the oppressive Iranian regime. ‘They Have Nothing to Lose’: Why Young Iranians Are Rising Up Once Again… |

Quigley (D-IL-5) 09/29/2022: Tweet – “The trajectory in Iran showed how quickly women’s rights and voices can be stripped away. I stand with the women fighting for their rights in Iran, and I will keep working to ensure our country never follows a similar path. Women’s rights are human rights.

Risch (R-ID) 09/28/2022: Tweet – “Using U.S. companies & resources, we could serve our energy needs & help Euro allies in their #energycrisis. Instead, Biden is looking to open access to Iranian oil, which would allow #Russia to launder its oil through #Iran to int’l markets, evading sanctions. Where’s the logic?

Roy (R-TX-21) 09/29/2022: Retweet of @SenTedCruz – “The Biden admin is refusing to sanction the Iranian banks at the center of Iran selling drones to Russia, which the Russians then use against our Ukrainian allies. Why? Because it would endanger their pursuit of their holy grail: another Iran nuclear deal. Link to video

Spanberger (D-VA-7) 09/28/2022: Tweet – “Our new Buy Low Sell High Act would ban exports of oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve to the Chinese Communist Party, Russia, Iran, North Korea, or any other foreign adversary under U.S. sanctions.

Spanberger (D-VA-7) 09/28/2022: Twitter thread – “In the weeks since the brutal murder of Mahsa Amini at the hands of the Iranian regime, we have seen government thugs oppressing women and violently attempting to stifle peaceful protests. That is why I’m proud to help introduce @RepYoungKim’s resolution condemning this regime. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle must make clear that the American people stand with the thousands of Iranians who are marching for their basic freedoms and fundamental human rights.

Speier (D-CA-14) 09/28/2022: Tweet – “After 40 years of oppression, Iranian women – and men – are taking to the streets in solidarity for the death of one their sisters. The people of Iran are saying NO to discrimination, degradation, violence & oppression, and I stand with them!

Van Hollen (D-MD) 09/28/2022: Tweet – “Enforcing limits on women’s freedom & choice has long been a favored form of control of tyrants & extremists on the right. Mahsa Amini’s death at hands of Iranian regime has triggered a deep pent-up anger that force can’t erase. All people deserve freedom, dignity & respect. Link to image

Bacon (R-NE-2) 09/27/2022: Tweet – “Enjoyed going on @SIRIUSXM this morning to talk about military recruitment, Russia & Ukraine, the protests in Iran, and my bipartisan bill that helps homeless and runaway youths. Listen to it here Congressman Don Bacon: The Pandemic Is Not Over… |

Cotton (R-AR) 09/27/2022: Retweet of @KatieBrittforAL – “It’s not too late for President Biden to walk away from a deal with the terrorist Iranian regime. A regime that murders its people and spreads terrorism across the globe deserves more sanctions — not hundreds of billions of dollars in relief. #alsen

Doggett (D-TX-35) 09/28/2022: Tweet – “Powerful statements from courageous Iranian women themselves: “‘We want to be heard,” [Golshan] said. ‘We don’t have one leader. The beauty and strength of our movement is that every single one of us here is a leader.’” Women Take Center Stage in Antigovernment Protests Shaking Iran… |

Doggett (D-TX-35) 09/28/2022: Tweet – ““‘It’s a statement that doesn’t need explaining,'[Miriam] said. ‘You can’t control me and you can’t define me with my hair.’” Link to quoted tweet

Ernst (R-IA) 09/28/2022: Tweet – “I’m trying to PUNISH #Iran for having active assassination attempts on Americans, but the Democrats blocked my effort. #PUNISHAct Democrats Block Ernst-led Effort to Punish Iran for Open Assassination Plots Against Americans | U.S. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa

Ernst (R-IA) 09/28/2022: Tweet – “ Don’t miss my Instagram LIVE TOMORROW with Iranian activist and journalist @AlinejadMasih, where we’re discussing the #IranProtests2022, Iran nuclear deal, and my #PUNISHAct. Link to image

Huffman (D-CA-2) 09/28/2022: Retweet of @jrezaian – “It’s a pivotal moment for #Iran. It also ought to be one for the United States — an inflection point in how the country deals with a regime that consistently flouts international norms. #IranProtests #MahsaAmini Opinion | What the U.S. must do to help the next wave of Iran protesters

Jacobs (D-CA-53) 09/27/2022: Tweet – “We need to stand up for bodily autonomy everywhere – from Iran to the U.S. – whether that’s deciding if, when, and how to grow a family or wearing a hijab or not. Solidarity with Mahsa Amini and the fearless Iranian women who are in the streets fighting for their freedom.

Khanna (D-CA-17) 09/27/2022: Retweet of @mehdirhasan – ““Everyone wants to push their own agenda right now, their own hobby horse, while Iranian women risk their lives in the streets… For me, this isn’t complicated. We should stand with Iranian women protesting for their freedom.” My monologue on Iran: Link to video

Khanna (D-CA-17) 09/27/2022: Tweet – “Thanks for this clarity. Link to quoted tweet

Kim (R-CA-39) 09/27/2022: Tweet – “I stand with the Iranian people as they protest for their freedoms against a cruel regime! #IranProtests Link to video

Luján (D-NM) 09/27/2022: Tweet – “I strongly condemn barbaric killing of #MahsaAmini and I stand firmly with the Iranian people who are protesting Iran’s oppressive regime and systematic abuse of women. Iran Protests Surge to Dozens of Cities… |

Omar (D-MN-5) 09/27/2022: Retweet of @mehdirhasan – ““Everyone wants to push their own agenda right now, their own hobby horse, while Iranian women risk their lives in the streets… For me, this isn’t complicated. We should stand with Iranian women protesting for their freedom.” My monologue on Iran: Link to video

Omar (D-MN-5) 09/27/2022: Retweet of @MJPlitnick – “One bigoted dissembler after another is tweeting that @IlhanMN is not supporting the protesting women in #Iran. Actually she made her support clear before these cynical phonies knew what was going on, but why let facts get in the way of your expressions of hate? Link to image

Pallone (D-NJ-6) 09/27/2022: Tweet – “I stand with President Biden in supporting the brave Iranian women protesting for basic human rights and equality. The Iranian government should end their violent crackdown immediately and we must continue to push for justice for Ms. Mahsa Amini. Women Take Center Stage in Antigovernment Protests Shaking Iran… |

Peters (D-CA-52) 09/27/2022: Tweet – “I stand w/the women in #Iran who are risking their lives to fight for freedom. The death of a young woman while in police custody for allegedly wearing a hijab improperly ignited widespread protests that continue today. The Iranian people demand the end of an oppressive regime.

Pressley (D-MA-7) 09/27/2022: Tweet – “From Iran to the U.S., this is about humanity, bodily autonomy, and collective liberation. I’m standing with every person fighting for the fundamental right to choose. How the death of a Kurdish woman galvanised women all over Iran… |

Scott (R-SC) 09/27/2022: Twitter thread – “As the world’s greatest force for freedom, the United States must stand boldly with the Iranian people who are bravely standing up against a brutal government. Their resistance shows they refuse to hand over power to an oppressive government — and neither should the Biden administration. Any negotiations with the Iranian government toward a nuclear deal makes Americans less safe and legitimizes the violence being perpetrated against the Iranian people.

Stevens (D-MI-11) 09/27/2022: Twitter thread – “Disturbed and infuriated by the death of #MahsaAmini in the custody of Iran’s “morality police.” I join the Biden Admin in standing in solidarity with the brave Iranian women defending their freedoms in protest. Oppression for women anywhere = oppression for women everywhere. We will not tolerate violence for exercising fundamental rights. The Government of Iran will be held responsible. Link to quoted tweet

Young (R-IN) 09/27/2022: Tweet – “For ten days, the Iranian people have bravely protested against crackdowns in Tehran. One way the U.S. should stand with the people of Iran is by walking away from negotiating a nuclear deal that would enrich the Iranian regime and fuel its oppression. Dozens dead, over 1,200 arrested in Iran as regime warns of ‘decisive’ crackdown… |

Allred (D-TX-32) 09/26/2022: Tweet – “America always must stand on the side of freedom and basic human rights. Proud to see so many North Texans standing up, and calling attention to the mistreatment of women and girls in Iran after the tragic death Mahsa Amini. Hundreds Demonstrate in Dallas Against Repression in Iran… |

Bacon (R-NE-2) 09/26/2022: Tweet – “I joined colleagues urging @USTreasury to allow US tech companies to provide communication services to the Iranian people. The Tehran Regime has cut internet access and is murderously suppressing the freedom and dignity of its citizens. I applaud @SecYellen’s swift response. Link to image

Blackburn (R-TN) 09/26/2022: Tweet – “While Iran commits egregious human rights violations, Jake Sullivan told the Americans that Biden will still follow through with his new nuclear deal. What does that mean? It means Biden is going to lift sanctions & give Iran a financial lifeline as they kill innocent civilians.

Cardin (D-MD) 09/27/2022: Tweet – “I strongly condemn the death of Mahsa Amini who died in Iranian morality police custody and I stand with the brave Iranian women protesting the Iranian regime. Iran must end its systemic abuse against women and allow freedom of expression. “She was tortured”: Mahsa Amini’s family speaks out amid Iran protests… |

Cornyn (R-TX) 09/26/2022: Retweet of @ksadjadpour – “I spoke w/ @elonmusk about Starlink in Iran, he gave me permission to share this: “Starlink is now activated in Iran. It requires the use of terminals in-country, which I suspect the [Iranian] government will not support, but if anyone can get terminals into Iran, they will work”

Cornyn (R-TX) 09/26/2022: Twitter thread – “Ridiculous: “[The Biden administration, borrowing a strategy employed throughout the Obama administration, insists that it can decouple its negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program from regime behavior more broadly.” @thedispatch “That will not stop us in any way from pushing back and speaking out on Iran’s brutal repression of its citizens and its women,” he told CBS News yesterday. “We can and will do both.”

Cruz (R-TX) 09/26/2022: Twitter thread – “It is long past time for the Biden administration to stop courting and appeasing the Iranian regime. Supporting the people of Iran means shunning and imposing maximum pressure on the Iranian regime. 1/x I am proud to stand with the protestors in Iran who are fighting for their future and freedom. #IranProtests2022 2/x

Ernst (R-IA) 09/27/2022: Retweet of @Heritage_Action – “Congress should pass @SenJoniErnst’s #PUNISHAct, which would prevent Biden from lifting sanctions on Iran while they are still supporting attempts to assassinate American citizens and Iranian dissidents. Link to quoted tweet

Ernst (R-IA) 09/27/2022: Tweet – “The #PUNISHAct is garnering major support from top organizations advocating against Iranian-backed aggression on the U.S. and our allies:   @A1Policy @CUFIActionFund @Heritage_Action @RJC @UANI

Gooden (R-TX-5) 09/27/2022: Tweet – “Russia censors its citizens for speaking out against Putin’s war. Iran censors its citizens for speaking out against the Islamic regime. Big Tech censors Americans for speaking out against the Biden Administration.

Graham (R-SC) 09/26/2022: Twitter thread – “When it comes to Iran, the Biden Administration is hell-bent on propping up the Ayatollah while the Iranian people are trying to take him down.  The Iranians are dying in the streets for their freedom and the Administration wants to strengthen the murderous regime. The Biden Administration is tone deaf and a complete disaster on so many fronts.

Harshbarger (R-TN-1) 09/26/2022: Retweet of @MarshaBlackburn – “Women in Iran should be able to wear what they want without the fear of being killed for it.

Hill (R-AR-2) 09/26/2022: Tweet – “The resistance and resilience of the Iranian people is inspiring, and I stand with the Iranian people and am proud to advocate on behalf of a democratic, secular, non-nuclear, Republic of Iran. Protests in Iran reach 10th night as Iranians summon UK ambassador over coverage… |

Huffman (D-CA-2) 09/27/2022: Tweet – “I’m totally with God on this. Link to quoted tweet

Johnson (R-OH-6) 09/26/2022: Tweet – “Silence from the Biden Administration. Making a deal with this nation shouldn’t even be on the table. Link to quoted tweet

Kim (R-CA-39) 09/26/2022: Tweet – “As the women of Iran remove their hijabs and speak out for their freedom following #MahsaAmini’s death, @AlinejadMasih has been a loud, important voice telling the world about the #IranProtests and the Iranian regime’s gross abuses. The Exiled Dissident Fuelling the Hijab Protests in Iran… |

Lamborn (R-CO-5) 09/26/2022: Tweet – “If this is how they treat their own citizens, imagine how they’ll treat us and our allies with billions at their disposal. Biden is wrong to continue seeking a nuclear deal with the leaders of this horrific regime. Protests Grow Across Iran Despite Threats From President… |

Lee (D-CA-13) 09/27/2022: Tweet – “Mahsa Amini was brutally murdered by the “morality police” in Iran for expressing her personal freedoms. This is a grave injustice and I stand in solidarity with those fighting back against patriarchal forces and the oppression of women. Link to quoted tweet

Levin (D-CA-49) 09/26/2022: Tweet – “The people of Iran standing up for freedom and justice are incredibly inspiring. The violent and repressive regime in Iran must face consequences for the death of Mahsa Amini and its continued abuse of women and girls.

Markey (D-MA) 09/26/2022: Tweet – “I am in solidarity with the brave women and allies protesting the senseless murder of Mahsa Amini. We must support Iranians in their quest for freedom and autonomy, while ensuring these values are protected at home and across the globe.

Mast (R-FL-18) 09/26/2022: Tweet – “As long as Iran continues to sponsor terrorism and threaten the lives of American citizens, sanctions have to stay in place. Full stop. Michael Waltz, Joni Ernst Bring Out Proposal to Keep Trump’s Sanctions on Iran – Florida Daily

Padilla (D-CA) 09/26/2022: Tweet – “Sending our support to the brave women fighting for their rights in Iran. We are moved by your courage and strength, and we join you in mourning Mahsa Amini. The Iranian regime must stop committing human rights violations against women.

Risch (R-ID) 09/27/2022: Tweet – “For too long, the Biden Admin has minimized not only #Iran’s gross violations of women’s basic #humanrights, but also its regional terrorism. We can no longer separate nuclear negotiations from Iran’s malign conduct. Time to walk away. Women Take Center Stage in Antigovernment Protests Shaking Iran… |

Smith (D-WA-9) 09/26/2022: Tweet – “Mahsa Amini’s death was tragic and unjust — and Iranians are making their voices heard despite Tehran’s violent response. The Biden-Harris administration has done the right thing by sanctioning members of Iran’s so-called “morality” police. Bellevue protest in solidarity with Iranian women… |

Steel (R-CA-48) 09/26/2022: Tweet – “A nuclear Iran would be an existential threat to the United States. We cannot allow that. We must pass the Solidify Iran Sanctions Act. New bill pushes to make Iran sanctions permanent amid White House JCPOA… |

Steil (R-WI-1) 09/27/2022: Tweet – “While protestors in Iran are being attacked by security forces, the administration continues to attempt to revive the flawed Iran Nuclear deal that gave billions to the Iranian regime.

Waltz (R-FL-6) 09/26/2022: Retweet of @NewsNation – “Dozens of protesters in Iran, who took to the streets after the death of Mahsa Amini, have been killed. Rep. @michaelgwaltz says it’s a shame that the U.S. government hasn’t publicly and forcefully sided with the Iranian people. Watch #OnBalance live: How To Watch NewsNation FAQ… |   Link to video

Banks (R-IN-3) 09/26/2022: Tweet – “Iran’s regime is abusing women and killing unarmed protesters and the Biden administration is still trying to gift it billions of dollars in sanctions relief through an Iran deal 2.0 Shameful! Sullivan says US can continue Iran nuclear negotiations while also pushing back on ‘repression’ of women… |

Blackburn (R-TN) 09/25/2022: Tweet – “I stand with the brave women of Iran fighting back against their oppressive government.

Blackburn (R-TN) 09/26/2022: Tweet – “The Iranian government murdered a woman for not wearing a head scarf. How can Joe Biden still be pushing for a nuclear deal with this terrorist regime?

Blackburn (R-TN) 09/26/2022: Tweet – “Women in Iran should be able to wear what they want without the fear of being killed for it.

Castor (D-FL-14) 09/25/2022: Tweet – “Inspiring women in Iran deserve the support of the world against oppressive regime, violence and morality police #MahsaAmini #Iranprotests2022 Link to quoted tweet

Cornyn (R-TX) 09/25/2022: Retweet of @AmbDennisRoss – “Protests in 80 cities, all social classes involved, showing little fear of police/Basij, and the regime’s response brutally violent. It has no other answer; it provides no release for pent up, growing frustration. Internal contradictions define Iran’s regime. Reminds me of USSR.

Durbin (D-IL) 09/26/2022: Tweet – “Using the same tired playbook from Moscow and Havana, Iran’s petty dictators are using violent thugs to try to silence public rage at decades of corrupt repression. Videos show Iran’s violent crackdown as protests intensify… |

Ernst (R-IA) 09/26/2022: Tweet – “President Biden is operating with appeasement rather than strength. We need strong American leadership to deter Iran, China, and Russia. Link to video

Panetta (D-CA-20) 09/25/2022: Tweet – “We must stand with all women who are standing in the streets of Iran protesting violence and oppression. The fight for equal rights and freedoms must never end. Iran protests intensify as women burn headscarves in defiance of morality police… |

Porter (D-CA-45) 09/25/2022: Tweet – “Mahsa Amini was senselessly murdered by Iran’s “morality” police last week. And now, the state is brutally cracking down on its own citizens protesting for their freedom. I stand in solidarity with the brave women and allies who are fighting for their rights.

Stefanik (R-NY-21) 09/25/2022: Tweet – “The American people are witnessing the brave actions of Iranian men & women protesting side by side for their freedom & liberty after the Regime murdered #MahsaAmini. I stand with the freedom seeking Iranian people. #IranRevolution” Also on GETTR

Sullivan (R-AK) 09/25/2022: Tweet – “The brave protesters in #Iran deserve our full support. What’s going on there is a testament to the indomitable human spirit and desire for freedom in every human heart. #IranProtests2022” Retweeted by Cornyn (R-TX)

Bacon (R-NE-2) 09/24/2022: Tweet – “The Iranian regime abuses its own people. Iranians want their freedom, dignity and a government that respects them. The Iranians also want peace with their neighbors. We stand with the Iranians as they demand democracy and human rights. Link to quoted tweet

Bacon (R-NE-2) 09/24/2022: Twitter thread – “Masih Alinejad is an Iranian-born journalist who lives in NY, & Iran has twice developed plans to murder her in the U.S. Kudos to our law enforcement & intelligence for preventing both. The Iranian regime is repulsive. We can’t be misled as to the real evil nature of this regime. Link to reply @toottootchoo They’re at a standstill at moment. Even the Admin admits though that a new deal will bring a minimum of $75B of new revenue a year… and much of that money will go to IRGC and terrorism.

Barrasso (R-WY) 09/25/2022: Tweet – “No deal with Iran is good deal. Iran is a state sponsor of terrorism, they continue to chant death to America. We cannot allow them to have a nuclear weapon. Link to video

Castro (D-TX-20) 09/24/2022: Retweet of @CNN – “Iranian Americans are staging demonstrations across the US this weekend in solidarity with ongoing protests in Iran over the death of a 22-year-old woman who collapsed while in custody of morality police Iranian Americans are demonstrating across the US in support of protesters in Iran | CNN

Cornyn (R-TX) 09/25/2022: Tweet – “‘They Have Nothing to Lose’: Why Young Iranians Are Rising Up Once Again ‘They Have Nothing to Lose’: Why Young Iranians Are Rising Up Once Again… |

Cotton (R-AR) 09/25/2022: Tweet – “If President Biden actually wanted to support the brave protesters in Iran, he would abandon his efforts to resurrect the nuclear deal that would give billions of dollars to a dictatorial regime with leaders who still chant, “death to America.” Link to video

Cruz (R-TX) 09/24/2022: Tweet – “Iranian President Raisi is a monster and should never have been allowed to enter America. Read my and @RepTenney ‘s op-ed on why the Senate and House urgently need to pass the SEVER Act. Ebrahim Raisi is a monster. His entry into the U.S. was inexcusable | Opinion

Ernst (R-IA) 09/24/2022: Tweet – “#Iran has open assassination plots on Americans.   @michaelgwaltz and I are working to PUNISH Iran, but Democrats blocked our effort this week. emocrats Block Ernst-led Effort to Punish Iran for Open Assassination Plots Against Americans | U.S. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa” Re-tweeted by Waltz (R-FL-6)

Ernst (R-IA) 09/24/2022: Retweet of @KatieBrittforAL – “Giving hundreds of billions of dollars in sanctions relief to Iran’s terrorist regime is incompatible with standing with the protesters and women across Iran who want their core human rights, liberties, and dignity to be respected. #alsen

Himes (D-CT-4) 09/24/2022: Tweet – “In the heart of (almost) every American is a yearning to see people depose tyrants. My hopes and support are with the people of #Russia and #Iran today as they protest their appalling and illegitimate rulers.” Retweeted by Pascrell (D-NJ-9)

Kaine (D-VA) 09/25/2022: Tweet – “We stand with Iranian women—and all women—who don’t need morality police controlling their lives. Iran Protests Surge to Dozens of Cities… |

Lee (D-CA-13) 09/24/2022: Tweet – ““Morality police” told Mahsa’s brother she would be taken to an hourlong “re-education class” on dress code mandates. Instead she was brutally murdered. We demand justice for #MahsaAmini and all those harmed by the violence and oppression of patriarchy. Link to quoted tweet

McCarthy (R-CA-23) 09/25/2022: Tweet – “Elon Musk’s satellite-internet system Starlink could help protesters in Iran in this critical time. The Iranian people need to know they’re not alone in their pursuit of freedom, & the world needs to see what’s happening—w/out being blocked by the regime. Opinion | Elon Musk Has a Better Iran Idea

McClain (R-MI-10) 09/24/2022: Tweet – “I stand with the #Iranian people demonstrating incredible bravery against a savage and brutal regime. Many have died and millions more are risking their lives everyday yearning for freedom. Our hearts are with you. #IranProtests2022 #MahsaAmini

Menendez (D-NJ) 09/25/2022: Tweet – “We see & support the brave women & men flooding the streets of Iran in protest despite internet shutdowns & violent security force crackdowns. The regime’s efforts to divert public attention by attacking Iraqi Kurdistan & “counter protests” will NOT work. Menendez Opening Remarks at Committee Hearing on Women Leaders Countering Authoritarianism… |

Norcross (D-NJ-1) 09/24/2022: Tweet – “The Iranian regime’s brutality toward its own people has robbed another innocent woman of life. I stand with the brave people of Iran protesting the tragic death of #Mahsa_Amini (Zhani). They march for liberty and equality, values we share deeply and guard fiercely in America.

Salazar (R-FL-27) 09/24/2022: Tweet – “The bravery of one Iranian woman has been enough to ignite a nation. Truly the spark of freedom lives in every nation suffering under tyranny. Link to quoted tweet

Salazar (R-FL-27) 09/24/2022: Tweet – “Elon, what you are doing for the people of #Iran is amazing. They’re risking their lives for freedom. The people of #Cuba have been protesting daily and demanding an end to the Castro regime. Help us with uncensored internet access, @elonmusk. Opinion | Elon Musk Has a Better Iran Idea

Bacon (R-NE-2) 09/23/2022: Tweet – “Iranian police beat to death Mahsa Amini for not wearing the appropriate attire. Protests are erupting all over Iran in response. The regime is tyrannical and the Iranians want their freedom and dignity back. Four Iranian police officers injured, one assistant killed after protests – IRNA

Blackburn (R-TN) 09/23/2022: Tweet – “It is unacceptable that an Iranian woman who was arrested for a hijab violation is dead. Now, Iran has cut off internet access nationwide to silence protestors who are fed up with being oppressed by the Iranian regime.” Retweeted by Long (R-MO-7)

Bowman (D-NY-16) 09/23/2022: Tweet – “No government should be killing women for what they wear. Mahsa Amini should be alive today. I’m standing in solidarity with all the protestors in Iran and praying for your safety. Everyone deserves freedom.

Casey (D-PA) 09/23/2022: Tweet – “A hallmark of authoritarian regimes is restricting the free flow of fact-based information and that’s exactly what we’re seeing here. I applaud @USTreasury for taking action to help Iran’s 80 million citizens access the internet amidst their government’s brutal crackdown. Link to quoted tweet

Cassidy (R-LA) 09/23/2022: Tweet – “The freedom loving people of Iran are again rising up to demand their freedom. We stand with them. Link to video

Cohen (D-TN-9) 09/23/2022: Tweet – “I stand in strong support of the brave women and men protesting the Iranian government’s systemic persecution of women. The Biden Administration is right to sanction Iran’s Morality Police for their role in the death of Mahsa Amini. The Iranian people deserve freedom!

Cornyn (R-TX) 09/24/2022: Tweet – “Elon Musk’s satellite-internet system Starlink could help protesters in Iran. Opinion | Elon Musk Has a Better Iran Idea via @WSJ

Demings (D-FL-10) 09/24/2022: Tweet – “I stand against the violent oppression that women have faced in Iran for decades. The call of liberty will never be silenced.

Ernst (R-IA) 09/23/2022: Tweet – “Thank you @UANI for supporting the #PUNISHAct! Together, we will continue working to hold Iran accountable. Link to image

Ernst (R-IA) 09/23/2022: Tweet – “Iran has active bounties against Americans and yet @POTUS continues to reward them by negotiating a nuclear agreement. Link to video

Ernst (R-IA) 09/23/2022: Tweet – “Iranians are desperately fighting for their freedom from the largest state sponsor of terrorism that murdered #Mahsa_Amini & thousands of Iranians & has active bounties on Americans. We must stand with & support those fighting against the Ayatollah’s reign. #IranProtests2022

Eshoo (D-CA-18) 09/23/2022: Twitter thread – “I stand in solidarity with the brave Iranian women who are protesting the tragic death of Mahsa Amini while in police custody and the unequal treatment Iranian women are subjected to. As Iran uses violence to suppress peaceful protests and imposes internet shutdowns to silence dissent, I commend the Biden Administration for enacting sanctions on the Iranian officials responsible for Ms. Amini’s death and the crackdown on protesters.

Fallon (R-TX-4) 09/24/2022: Retweet of @LibertyIranian – “In an event with our dear friend @RepPatFallon earlier this year, he said “I’m hoping that someday, the Iranian people will be free.” #IranRevolution #IranProtests2022 #MahsaAmini Link to video

Gillibrand (D-NY) 09/23/2022: Tweet – “Iranian women’s calls for justice for Mahsa Amini have been heard around the world. And despite violent attempts to silence their voices, they refuse to stop fighting for their freedom. I’m standing in solidarity with them. Attacks on protestors must end. What’s behind the protests in Iran?… |

Gomez (D-CA-34) 09/23/2022: Tweet – “A woman’s right to bodily autonomy is a fundamental right — & women everywhere, from Iran to the US, are standing up for their freedoms. Solidarity w/ the brave Iranian women & allies who are protesting their country’s brutal regime. #JusticeForMahsaAmini Mahsa Amini’s death could be the spark that ignites Iran around women’s rights… |

Jayapal (D-WA-7) 09/23/2022: Tweet – “The choice to wear a hijab is a personal one that no state should be able to weigh in on. I stand in solidarity with the brave Iranians protesting the unjust and senseless murder of Mahsa Amini. Why Iranian women are burning their hijabs after the death of Mahsa Amini… |

Jones (D-NY-17) 09/23/2022: Tweet – “Mahsa Amini should be alive today. Iran’s systemic persecution of women needs to end. And the patriarchal and tyrannical forces behind these heinous acts must be condemned.

Khanna (D-CA-17) 09/23/2022: Tweet – “Iran’s arrest of 22-yr-old #MahsaAmini for wearing a hijab is an unconscionable violation of human rights & her murder is appalling & barbaric. I stand in solidarity with those protesting against the “morality police,” & the oppressive Iranian laws against women.”

Kim (R-CA-39) 09/23/2022: Tweet – “The recent death of #MahsaAmini, a 22-year-old who died after Iran’s morality police detained her for not wearing a hijab, underscores the struggles the Iranian people face every day. To the people of Iran: America stands with you as you peacefully protest for your freedoms. Link to video

Kim (R-CA-39) 09/23/2022: Tweet – “The Biden administration let Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi step foot on U.S. soil despite our bipartisan plea for #NoVisa4Raisi. Meanwhile, the Iranian people peacefully protest for their freedoms. We cannot overlook the perpetrators of crime against humanity. Link to video

Kinzinger (R-IL-16) 09/23/2022: Twitter thread – “That’s not true. But we all know what time it is! It’s: #nafo #NAFOfellas Link to image   Link to quoted tweet It’s a parody. I’m leaving this though

Klobuchar (D-MN) 09/23/2022: Tweet – “The women of Iran are taking to the streets, risking their lives for their rights and freedoms. I am with you, we are with you.

Leahy (D-VT) 09/23/2022: Retweet of @IAC_MA – “Thank you Senator for standing with #Iranian people and their struggles for a #FreeIran2022 #ProsecuteRaisiNOW #Mahsa_Amini Link to quoted tweet

Levin (D-MI-9) 09/23/2022: Tweet – “Mahsa Amini’s life was senselessly cut short at 22 in Iranian police custody. Women in Iran and across the globe deserve the freedom and right to choose whether or how to wear a hijab without their lives being at stake.

Lieu (D-CA-33) 09/23/2022: Tweet – “To the brave Iranian people protesting in the streets, the world is in awe of your courage. We in the U.S. Congress join you in mourning the terrible death of Mahsa Amini. Tehran must end its oppressive and violent campaign of abuse against women & girls. Iranians are risking it all to protest. Their families say some of them aren’t coming home… |

Long (R-MO-7) 09/23/2022: Retweet of @LifeNewsHQ – “Joy Behar Compares Pro-Life Americans to Men in Iran Subjugating Women Joy Behar Compares Pro-Life Americans to Men in Iran Subjugating Women –

Long (R-MO-7) 09/23/2022: Retweet of @RickyDoggin – “Iran: Reports coming from Tehran that the city is liberated and the Islamic regime has lost control of almost all areas. Link to video

Malinowski (D-NJ-7) 09/23/2022: Tweet – “HUGE WIN! Thank you @USTreasury for heeding Tom’s call by protecting Iranians ‘access to the internet and keeping them connected to the outside world. Tom will continue to work with Treasury and private companies to ensure Iranians reap the dividends of this license. Link to quoted tweet

Malliotakis (R-NY-11) 09/23/2022: Tweet – “We appreciate the swift response from @SecBlinken regarding the Iranian people’s access to the internet during this time of violent government oppression. I wish the @StateDept would have responded the same to expose the brutality endured by Cubans protesting communism last year. Link to image   Link to quoted tweet

Maloney (D-NY-12) 09/23/2022: Tweet – “Women’s rights ARE human rights. Iran’s abusive government must be held accountable for Mahsa Amini’s death and restore Iranian women’s fundamental rights. I applaud the Biden Admin’s decision to sanction the morality police in Iran as a first step. Protests Intensify in Iran Over Woman Who Died in Custody… |

McCaul (R-TX-10) 09/23/2022: Tweet – “LR @RepMcCaul: “I welcome @USTreasury’s decision to extend certain licenses to help protect internet freedoms in Iran, as @RepTenney & I pressed. In the face of regime brutality, we must support the brave Iranian people’s right to determine their own path.”Treasury Department helps expand internet access to Iranian people amid violent government crackdown… |

McCaul (R-TX-10) 09/23/2022: Retweet of @FoxBusiness – “Biden’s ‘dangerous’ weakness on world stage inviting aggression from Russia, China, Iran: Rep. Michael McCaul Biden’s ‘dangerous’ weakness on world stage inviting aggression from Russia, China, Iran: Rep. Michael McCaul… |

McCollum (D-MN-4) 09/23/2022: Retweet of @SecBlinken – “Mahsa Amini should be alive today. Instead, the United States and the Iranian people mourn her. We call on the Iranian government to end its systemic persecution of women and to allow peaceful protest. #مهسا_امینی

McGovern (D-MA-2) 09/23/2022: Tweet – “The brutal death of #MahsaAmini saddens and angers me. I stand with the women of #Iran who have taken to the streets to demand accountability and defend their rights to bodily autonomy and freedom of expression. They are the future. Wave of protests in Iran reflects seething anger over how the regime treats women… |

Murphy (D-CT) 09/23/2022: Retweet of @ranarahimpour – “I’ve covered #Iran for 15 years and lived there for 25 yrs. I believe what we are witnessing now is nothing like before. Look at these two women, standing on top of police cars, shouting: we don’t want the Islamic Republic… #Mahsa_Amini #MahsaAmini Link to video

Murphy (D-CT) 09/23/2022: Retweet of @AOC – “@Ostrov_A This is completely false. Here is just one example from 9/21 of what I’ve been sharing on various platforms. Try checking your claims before you make them next time. We have been and continue to stand with the women of Iran fighting for their liberation Link to video

Murphy (D-CT) 09/24/2022: In reply to Tweet – “@Ndawsari @IlhanMN @RoKhanna This is a fun Twitter tactic. Do zero research to see what a progressive has said on Iran and then claim that progressives are silent. I get it when pure trolls do something this inane, but not when it’s DC think tanks!

Murray (D-WA) 09/23/2022: Tweet – “I stand with women all across Iran protesting the death of #MahsaAmini and the ongoing human rights abuses at the hands of the Iranian government and their so-called “Morality Police.” The world is watching—& I’m glad to see the Biden Admin act to ensure accountability. Link to quoted tweet

Rubio (R-FL) 09/23/2022: Tweet – “Following #MahsaAmini’s murder, Iranians continue to take to the streets to protest the regime’s authoritarian grip. The regime has authorized Internet shutdowns and violent crowd suppression, causing several fatalities. The Iranian people deserve #ExpressionNOToppression.

Sanders (I-VT) 09/23/2022: Tweet – “The Iranian people, led by young women, are demonstrating for their freedom and for a better life. The government has responded by killing dozens of protesters. I call upon the Iranian government to address the needs of their citizens, not kill them.

Schumer (D-NY) 09/23/2022: Tweet – “I’m inspired by the women, girls, and everyone in Iran standing in defiance of a dictatorship and systemic brutality and yearning for freedom. To the Iranian people: We stand with you in mourning Mahsa Amini.” Retweeted by Clarke (D-NY-9)

Swalwell (D-CA-15) 09/23/2022: Retweet of @RepSwalwell – “Today Kevin McCarthy will lay out his case for being Speaker of the House. He’s calling it “Commitment to America.” Yet it strips women of all bodily freedoms. So let’s call it what it is, Commitment to Iran. #CommitmentToIran #HouseGOP

Tenney (R-NY-22) 09/23/2022: Tweet – “Honored to have led the effort w/ @RepMalinowksi to urge @USTreasury to issue licenses to ensure the Iranian people have Internet access. This is an important step that will make sure their voices are heard as the regime continues to repress their rights. U.S. Treasury Issues Iran General License D-2 to Increase Support for Internet Freedom… |

Tenney (R-NY-22) 09/23/2022: Tweet – “Thank you @elonmusk! We cannot allow the voices of the Iranian people to be silenced. Link to quoted tweet



Beyer (D-VA-8) 09/28/2022: Tweet – “NEW: Egypt Human Rights Caucus Co-Chairs’ Statement On Military Assistance To Egypt. With @RepMalinowski: Egypt Human Rights Caucus Co-Chairs’ Statement On Military Assistance To Egypt… |   Link to image” Re-tweeted by Malinowski (D-NJ-7)

Doggett (D-TX-35) 09/25/2022: Tweet – “Conditional military aid is conditional for a reason—and the conditions are being flagrantly violated by el-Sisi’s regime. Like his cozying up to the murderous Saudis, President Biden fails to uphold human rights by funding those who grossly deny them.  U.S. to Move Forward on Military Aid to Egypt Despite Lawmakers’ Concerns… |


Saudi Arabia & Yemen

Leahy (D-VT) 09/30/2022: Tweet – “Four years after the murder of J. Khashoggi, and the mastermind of that barbaric crime remains in power, rather than behind bars like the brave Saudis who have been persecuted for defending human rights. U.S. credibility is weakened when we fail to demand real justice.

McCollum (D-MN-4) 09/30/2022: Twitter thread – “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 A free press is a cornerstone of democracy. May we be inspired by Mr. Khashoggi’s work holding those in power to account. My full statement on introducing #HR9064: McCollum, Schiff Introduce Khashoggi Act to Protect Journalists… | #JusticeForJamal (2/2)

Meeks (D-NY-5) 09/29/2022: Twitter thread – “CM @RepGregoryMeeks: As the Oct 2nd deadline for the current @UN-brokered truce in #Yemen approaches, it’s imperative all parties work to extend it, translate it into a lasting ceasefire and ensure humanitarian aspects of the truce are fully implemented. UN Special Envoy for Yemen concludes a visit to Riyadh and Muscat… | Along with critical progress toward a lasting political settlement, addressing these humanitarian needs remains urgent. This includes increasing fuel supplies, restoring public sector salaries, opening access to Taiz and ensuring consistent aid shipments. 44 national and international NGOs call for renewal and expansion of truce in Yemen… |

Meeks (D-NY-5) 09/29/2022: Retweet of @RepAdamSmith – “I couldn’t agree more with Chairman @RepGregoryMeeks. The UN-mediated truce in Yemen continues to produce important results — including the hope of bringing all parties closer to a comprehensive, inclusive, and permanent peace settlement that ends the Yemeni peoples’ suffering. Link to quoted tweet

Roy (R-TX-21) 09/29/2022: Tweet – “Unlimited Saudi funds will do that. Link to quoted tweet

Smith (D-WA-9) 09/29/2022: Tweet – “I couldn’t agree more with Chairman @RepGregoryMeeks. The UN-mediated truce in Yemen continues to produce important results — including the hope of bringing all parties closer to a comprehensive, inclusive, and permanent peace settlement that ends the Yemeni peoples’ suffering. Link to quoted tweet

Bentz (R-OR-2) 09/27/2022: Tweet – “Before Joe Biden took office, America was energy independent and the largest energy producer in the WORLD. Now, we’re begging Saudi Arabia and Venezuela for oil. House Republicans’ Commitment to America promises to change that by unleashing American energy once and for all. Link to video

Harder (D-CA-10) 09/27/2022: Tweet – “We can’t let what happens in Russia or Saudi Arabia dictate our gas prices ever again. Today I introduced a bill to make us more energy independent and ban countries like China from buying our oil reserves. Important steps to getting gas prices down! Link to video

McCarthy (R-CA-23) 09/27/2022: Retweet of @RepBentz – “Before Joe Biden took office, America was energy independent and the largest energy producer in the WORLD. Now, we’re begging Saudi Arabia and Venezuela for oil. House Republicans’ Commitment to America promises to change that by unleashing American energy once and for all. Link to video

Roy (R-TX-21) 09/28/2022: Tweet – ““America for Sale” – to… Saudi Arabia. #StandUpForAmerica Link to quoted tweet



Shelby (R-AL) 09/28/2022: Tweet – “Today I met with Jordanian Foreign Minister @AymanHsafadi. Jordan is a critical ally and valued partner to the United States. I appreciated our discussion on the importance of peace and prosperity in the Middle East. Link to image



Pallone (D-NJ-6) 09/27/2022: Tweet – “Two years ago Azerbaijan launched an unprovoked war against Artsakh with the help of Turkey. I stand with my Armenian Caucus colleagues in condemning the ongoing horrific acts of violence perpetrated by Azeri forces against civilians & pledging our support for the Artsakh people.

Krishnamoorthi (D-IL-8) 09/26/2022: Tweet – “I had a great time seeing the Turkish American Cultural Center and meeting with the youth! Link to image

Long (R-MO-7) 09/27/2022: Retweet of @UltraDane – “Thousands of African and Middle Eastern illegal immigrants are currently gathering in Turkey and preparing to storm Europe en masse, with an estimated 100,000 expected, all being orchestrated by groups calling themselves the “caravan of light”. Link to video

Cornyn (R-TX) 09/24/2022: Retweet of @stavridisj – “Russian men are flying to Turkey to avoid military service in Ukraine Russian men are flying to Turkey to avoid military service in Ukraine… |



Coons (D-DE) 09/29/2022: Tweet – “Tunisia is drifting towards dictatorship. @RepDavidEPrice and I wrote for @ForeignPolicy this week about how the Tunisian people who fought hard for democracy can once again demand a stable future for their nation. How Tunisia Can Save Its Economy… |

Coons (D-DE) 09/26/2022: Tweet – “Tunisia has long been a beacon of hope for democracy in the Middle East & North Africa. I joined @RepDavidEPrice to write about our visit to the country and how we see a path forward in strengthening their democracy and economy. Read more @ForeignPolicy How Tunisia Can Save Its Economy… |

Price (D-NC-4) 09/26/2022: Retweet of @ChrisCoons – “Tunisia has long been a beacon of hope for democracy in the Middle East & North Africa. I joined @RepDavidEPrice to write about our visit to the country and how we see a path forward in strengthening their democracy and economy. Read more @ForeignPolicy How Tunisia Can Save Its Economy… |



Omar (D-MN-5) 09/23/2022: Retweet of @MofaQatar_EN – “Qatar Pledges $12 Million in Humanitarian Aid in the Horn of Africa To learn more : Qatar Pledges $12 Million in Humanitarian Aid in the Horn of Africa… | #MOFAQatar #UNGA77 Link to image

Omar (D-MN-5) 09/23/2022: Retweet of @AAbdishakur – “Qatar, thank you for taking action against hunger. Your renewed support will help humanitarian partners reach more families with life-saving assistance. Increased international funding advances our efforts to #preventfamine in Somalia. @qatarconsulate @MofaQatar_EN Link to quoted tweet