Watkins Spearheading Bipartisan Efforts Opposing BDS

April 17, 2019
Press Release
Watkins Spearheading Bipartisan Efforts Opposing BDS

Press Contact: Jim.Joice@mail.house.gov

 

For Immediate Release:

April 17, 2019

 

Watkins Spearheading Bipartisan Efforts Opposing BDS

 

Washington, D.C. — The Problem Solvers Caucus voted to formally endorse H. Res. 246, a bipartisan resolution opposing the Global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement targeting Israel. The Caucus’ action, spearheaded by Congressmen Brad Schneider (IL-10) and Steve Watkins (KS-02), unites Democratic and Republican Caucus members behind the effort to denounce the boycott of Israel, and support a two-state solution. Congressman Watkins issued the following statement:

 

“At a time when anti-Semitic rhetoric and actions are on the rise across the world, I am pleased to see Republicans and Democrats of the Problem Solvers Caucus coming together to endorse this important resolution. The BDS movement only serves to harm and divide communities. As Americans, we must do all we can to protect Israeli sovereignty and their right to exist as a free and democratic people,” said Congressman Watkins.

 

Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), Co-Chair of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus issued the following statement:

“BDS is anti-Israel, anti-peace, and harmful to America’s interests. I’m proud that all members of the Problem Solvers Caucus are committed to opposing BDS and standing up for the U.S.-Israel relationship because these should not be partisan political issues. Thanks to the leadership of Congressmen Brad Schneider and Steve Watkins, this bipartisan resolution has even more momentum for a vote on the House Floor.”

    

Congressman Tom Reed (NY-23), Co-Chair of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus issued the following statement:

“Israel is an unwavering ally of the United States and one of our most important strategic partners around the globe. I am proud of our Problem Solvers Caucus members who have to stood up to ensure Jewish people are treated fairly and spoken out to show we care about this great nation.”

 

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