House Passes Blue Dog-Endorsed Bipartisan Resolution Supporting Two-State Solution, Opposing Global BDS Movement
WASHINGTON—Today, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan resolution opposing efforts to delegitimize the state of Israel and the Global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement targeting Israel. The resolution was introduced by Democratic Congressmen Brad Schneider (IL-10) and Jerry Nadler (NY-10) and Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin (NY-01) and Congresswoman Ann Wagner (MO-02). It was endorsed by the Blue Dog Coalition earlier this year. Since that time, the Blue Dogs have urged House leadership to bring the resolution to the House floor for a vote prior to the August district work period.
Rep. J. Luis Correa (CA-46), Blue Dog Co-Chair for Communications, issued the following statement:
“A strong U.S.-Israel alliance is essential to our shared security interests, it upholds our shared values, and it maintains our deep historical connection. The overwhelming bipartisan support for this resolution demonstrates the United States Congress’ unwavering support for a two-state solution as way to justly resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and deliver peace to the region. It also demonstrates strong opposition to the global BDS movement, which delegitimizes the state of Israel and pushes peace for both Israelis and Palestinians further out of reach. As Blue Dogs, we know that a strong U.S.-Israel alliance means a strong national security for both countries, and that’s why we were proud to endorse this bipartisan resolution. Now, both the Democratic-led House and the Republican-led Senate have made it clear to the world on where we stand.”