Tag: u.s house middle east and north africa subcommittee
Three Congressional Reps From Florida Launch Inter-Parliamentary Task Force to Combat Online Antisemitism
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, said that he, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., are launching the new task force with legislators from Australia, Canada, Israel and the United Kingdom.
The family of Bob Levinson, a Florida resident who has been missing in Iran for almost 13 years, said this week they believed he was dead.
Sanders, the favorite to win the Democratic presidential nomination, tore into AIPAC this week, insisting he will not attend AIPAC’s conference next week.
Last year, Rubio joined Democrat U.S. Sens. Chris Coons of Delaware, Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Bob Menendez of New Jersey to bring out the “Robert Levinson Hostage Recovery and Hostage-taking Accountability Act” which “cements in place programs to address hostage-taking, and gives the United States government new tools to rescue hostages and punish their captors.”
“The goal of U.S. policy is an Iran that is prosperous and lives in harmony with its neighbors and the world,” Rubio insisted. “But this will require its clerical leaders to abandon their nuclear weapons ambition; and end their support of violence and terrorism."
After pro-Iranian militia forces attacked the American embassy this week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sites on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, took umbrage with CNN insisting the attack on the embassy was caused by protestors backed by Kataib Hezbollah, a pro-Iranian faction.
The House passed the resolution on a 398-17 vote as 16 Democrats and U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., voted against it. Four Democrats and U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich., who left the GOP earlier this month, voted present. Twelve members, including U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., did not vote.
Florida Congressman in Charge of House Middle East Subcommittee Meets With Netanyahu, Israel Leaders
From his perch as chairman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., joined other members of Congress last week to tour Israel and meeting with key leaders including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh.
U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch and U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings paired up with Wilson and U.S. Rep. David Schweikert to bring out a resolution “reaffirming the strong partnership between Tunisia and the United States and supporting the people of the Tunisia in their continued pursuit of democratic reforms.”
Frankel and Brooks rounded up 75 members of the U.S. House to send a letter to U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo calling on him “to ensure that women are included in Afghan peace negotiations and that any agreement protects Afghan women’s rights.”
“We’ll continue to demand an end to the horrific practice of female genital mutilation/cutting, justice for its victims, and protection for our girls,” said Perry.