October 17, 2023

Cassidy, Risch, Cardin, Colleagues Introduce Resolution in Support for Israel

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Jim Risch, (R-ID), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and 97 colleagues introduced a bipartisan resolution in support of Israel following the brutal attacks by the terrorist organization Hamas.

“After visiting Israel, my unwavering support for America’s strongest ally and friend is stronger than ever,” said Dr. Cassidy. “Israel stood with America during our war on terror, America must stand with Israel during its war on terror.”

“I am pleased to have worked with Leaders McConnell and Schumer, and Chairman Ben Cardin, on the resolution in support of Israel that was introduced yesterday in the U.S. Senate with the support of 99 senators,” said Senator Risch. “The United States will continue to unequivocally support the people of Israel as they defend themselves from the senseless acts of terrorism over the last week and a half. My prayers are with the Israelis, Americans, and others who have been killed or injured. This bipartisan resolution reaffirms Congress’ unwavering support for Israel and signals our intention to speed up additional assistance as quickly as possible. I will also continue to put pressure on the administration to cut off Iranian resources that fuel these attacks. We must do all we can to support our partner until the job is done.”

“I am immensely proud that this overwhelmingly bipartisan resolution has been introduced in the U.S. Senate,” said Senator Cardin. “The fact that nearly every Senator has signed on to this urgent legislation is a testament to the strength of the U.S.-Israel alliance, and sends a clear and unequivocal message that we stand shoulder to shoulder with Israel in its hour of need. I look forward to swiftly passing our resolution at the first opportunity.”

Cassidy, Risch, and Cardin were joined by U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ted Budd (R-NC), Bob Casey (D-PA), John Kennedy (R-LA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), John Barrasso (R-WY), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Susan Collins (R-ME), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), John Fetterman (D-PA), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Chris Coons (D-DE), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Catherine Cortez-Masto (D-NV), Katie Britt (R-AL), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), John Boozman (R-AR), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Lindsay Graham (R-SC), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Laphonza Butler (D-CA), Mike Lee (R-UT), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), John Hoeven (R-ND), Tom Carper (D-DE), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Tina Smith (D-MN), Todd Young (R-IN), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Mark Warner (D-VA), John Cornyn (R-TX), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Tim Scott (R-SC), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Pete Ricketts (R-NE), Alex Padilla (D-CA), James Lankford (R-OK), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), J.D. Vance (R-OH), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Jon Tester (D-MT), Rick Scott (R-FL), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Gary Peters (D-MI), Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ), Eric Schmitt (R-MO), John Hickenlooper (D-CO), Steve Daines (R-MT), Edward Markey (D-MA), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), John Thune (R-SD), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Angus King (I-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Patty Murray (D-WA), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Jon Ossoff (D-GA), Mike Braun (R-IN), Peter Welch (D-VT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Jack Reed (D-RI), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in cosponsoring the resolution.

Read the full resolution here.