Posted by Nadia Aziz on January 06, 2017 in Blog

The Arab American Institute would like to thank the below Representatives who opposed H.Res.11., a misguided and harmful bill.

Though H.Res.11 claims to be about defending Israel and supporting the peace process, in reality it is about shifting long standing bi-partisan policy that opposes illegal Israeli settlements, and shielding Israel from well-founded criticisms.

H.Res.11, introduced by Rep. Royce (R-CA), objected to the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 which deemed Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories occupied since 1967 as having “no legal validity” and constituting a “flagrant violation” of international law. The United States abstained during the UN Security Council vote, and UNSCR 2334 passed by a vote of 14 to 0. 

The Arab American Institute has long been committed to supporting a just and lasting resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as well as highlighting the day-to-day realities of occupation. We know that here in Washington it has not always been easy to stand up for the rights of Palestinians. This fact makes their leadership all the more important. For AAI’s statement on the United Nations Security Council Resolution, click HERE.


Amash, Justin (MI)                      

Bass, Karen (CA)

Beyer, Don (VA)

Bishop, Sanford (GA)

Blumenauer, Earl (OR)

Blunt Rochester, Lisa (DE)

Bustos, Cheri (IL)

Butterfield, GK (NC)

Carbajal, Salud (CA)

Carson, Andre (IN)

Castro, Joaquin (TX)

Chu, Judy (CA)

Clark, Katherine (MA)

Clay, Lacy (MO)

Clyburn, James (SC)

Cohen, Steve (TN)

Connolly, Gerry (VA)

Conyers, John (MI)

Davis, Danny (IL)

DeFazio, Peter (OR)

DeGette, Diana (C))

DeLauro, Rosa (CT)

DeSaulnier, Mark (CA)

Dingell, Debby (MI)

Doggett, Lloyd (TX)

Doyle, Michael F. (PA)

Duncan, John (TN)

Ellison, Keith (MN)

Eshoo, Anna (CA)

Foster, Bill (IL)

Gabbard, Tulsi (HI)

Garamendi, John CA)

Gohmert, Louie (TX)

Green, Al (TX)

Grijalva, Raul (AZ)

Gutiérrez, Luis (IL)

Heck, Dennis (WA)

Huffman, Jared (CA)

Jayapal, Pramila (WA)

Johnson, Hank (GA)

Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX)

Jones, Walter (NC)

Kaptur, Marcy (OH)

Kelly, Robin (IL)

Kihuen, Ruben (NV)

Kildee, Dan (MI)

Kuster, Ann (NH)

Larson, John (CT)

Lee, Barbara (CA)

Lewis, John (GA)

Loebsack, Dave (IA)

Lowenthal, Alan (CA)

Lynch, Stephen (MA)

McCollum, Betty (MN)

McGovern, James (MA)

McNerney, Jerry (CA)

Meeks, Gregory (NY)

Moore, Gwen (WI)

Nolan, Rick (MN)

O'Rourke, Beto (TX)

Payne, Donald (NJ)

Pelosi, Nancy (CA)

Pingree, Chellie (ME)

Pocan, Mark (WI)

Price, David (NC)

Schakowsky, Jan (IL)

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Serrano, Jose (NY)

Slaughter, Louise (NY)

Speier, Jackie (CA)

Swalwell, Eric (CA)

Takano, Mark (CA)

Thompson, Mike (CA)

Thompson, Bennie (MS)

Tonko, Paul (NY)

Tsongas, Niki (MA)

Waters, Maxine (CA)

Watson Coleman, Bonnie (NJ)

Welch, Peter (VT)

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