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20-SRes234 on Jun 5, 2019


Source: S.Res.234
Congressional summary: A resolution affirming the United States commitment to the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and noting that Israeli annexation of territory in the West Bank would undermine peace,, harm Israel's relationship with its Arab neighbors, threaten Israel's Jewish and democratic identity, and undermine Israel's security.

Aljazeera summary, 4/22/20: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that it was Israel's decision whether to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, and the US will offer its views on this to the new Israeli government in private. "As for the annexation of the West Bank, the Israelis will ultimately make those decisions," Pompeo told reporters. Israel's intention--in accordance with President Trump's Middle East plan--to annex the Jordan Valley and illegal Jewish settlements would defy international law. Last year, the Trump administration said it would no longer abide by a 1978 State Department legal opinion that the settlements were "inconsistent with international law".

Letter to Secretary Pompeo from 13 members of Congress on 6/30/20: We express our deep concern over the planned annexation of occupied Palestinian territory by the government of Israel. Annexing parts of the West Bank will perpetuate and entrench human rights violations against the Palestinian people, including limitations on freedom of movement and mass expropriation of privately-owned Palestinian land. Furthermore, Israel has stated it will not grant citizenship to Palestinians living in annexed territory or to the many more Palestinians living in the isolated enclaves that Israel will opt not to annex, paving the path toward an apartheid system. Already existing Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, amount to a war crime under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

Legislative outcome: Never reached a vote.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Question 14: Support American Exceptionalism Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: War & Peace
  • Headline: Asked State Dept to oppose Israeli annexation of West Bank (Score: -2)
  • Headline 2: Let Israel decide on annexation of West Bank (Score: 1)
  • Headline 3: Sponsored bill to oppose Israeli annexation of West Bank (Score: -2)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 20-SRes234

Tammy Baldwin s3oWI Democratic ChallengerJun 5, 2019
Sherrod Brown s3oOH Democratic Sr SenatorJan 28, 2020
Tom Carper s3oDE Democratic Sr SenatorDec 2, 2019
Andre Carson w1Indiana Democrat 
Chris Coons s3oDE Democratic Jr SenatorJul 11, 2019
Danny Davis w1Illinois Democrat 
Tammy Duckworth s3oIL Democratic Senate candidateJun 5, 2019
Richard Durbin s3oIL Democratic Sr SenatorJun 5, 2019
Dianne Feinstein s3oCA Democratic Sr SenatorJun 5, 2019
Chuy Garcia w1Illinois Democrat 
Raul Grijalva w1Arizona Democrat 
Mazie Hirono s3oHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012)Jul 17, 2019
Pramila Jayapal w1Washington Democrat 
Ed Markey s3oMA Democratic SenatorOct 28, 2019
Betty McCollum w1Minnesota Democrat 
Jeff Merkley s3pOR Democratic Jr SenatorJun 5, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez w1New York Democrat 
Ilhan Omar w1Minnesota Democrat 
Ayanna Pressley w1Massachusetts Democrat 
Jack Reed s3oRI Democratic Sr SenatorFeb 5, 2020
Bobby Rush w1Illinois Democrat 
Tina Smith s3oMN Democratic Minnesota Lieutenant GovernorJun 13, 2019
Rashida Tlaib w1Michigan Democrat 
Tom Udall s3oNew Mexico Democrat (Senate 2008)Jun 5, 2019
Nydia Velazquez w1New York Democrat/Working-Families 
Elizabeth Warren s3oMA Democratic ChallengerJun 5, 2019



Republicans participating in 20-SRes234

Mike Pompeo w2dKansas RepublicanApr 22, 2020
Donald Trump w2dPOTUS Republican Presidential incumbentApr 22, 2020



Independents participating in 20-SRes234



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 26
Republicans: 2
Independents: 0


















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