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Middle East Subcommittee Chairman Ros-Lehtinen & Ranking Member Deutch Unveil U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act
Today, Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), Ranking Member of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, joined with Subcommittee Chairman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) to introduce H.R. 938, the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2013. This bill reaffirms the U.S. commitment to enhancing security cooperation with Israel in pursuit of shared objectives and encourages greater bilateral cooperation in the areas of cyber-security and the sciences.
This bipartisan legislation:
Statement by Rep. Ros-Lehtinen: “I am honored to join my South Florida colleague, Ted Deutch, in introducing this important legislation to support the U.S. – Israel bilateral relationship. At a time when Israel faces a more precarious security situation than ever before, it is important for the United States to reaffirm its unwavering support and commitment to the unbreakable bond between our two great democracies. As we examine the regimes surrounding Israel, we see Iran’s continued march toward nuclear weapons, the future stability of Assad’s chemical weapons stockpile remains in serious doubt in Syria, and Egypt’s Morsi is either unable or unwilling, to control the lawless Sinai. There couldn't be a more important time for the U.S. to remind the world that we will not sit idly by while these threats put in peril the very existence of our friend and democratic ally, the Jewish State of Israel.”