Deutch Introduces Resolution on Tenth Anniversary of Bob Levinson's Disappearance
Today, to mark the ten year anniversary of Robert Levinson’s disappearance from Iran, Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22), Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27), Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced a resolution to bring attention to Bob’s case and pressure the Iranian government to do more to help bring him home to his family. Bob, a retired FBI agent and a private investigator, went missing from Iran’s Kish Island on March 9, 2007 and is the longest held American civilian hostage in history.
This resolution calls on the Government of Iran to immediately fulfill its repeated promise to assist in Bob’s case and implores the U.S. Administration and our allies to continue to push the Iranians to help locate and return Bob home. Last Congress, Reps. Deutch and Ros-Lehtinen introduced a similar resolution (H. Res. 148) that passed the House unanimously. Sens. Nelson and Rubio introduced a companion resolution (S. Res. 99) that passed the Senate unanimously.
Congressman Deutch, who represents the Levinson family in Coral Springs, issued the following statement:
“This is a sad anniversary to mark. Instead of celebrating birthdays, graduations, and other treasured life moments, the Levinson family has been without their husband, father, and grandfather for now a full decade. I’m committed – as I have been every day since taking office – to doing all that I can to bring Bob home. I urge this Administration to do everything they can to pressure the Iranians to locate and return Bob to his family and community.”
Congressman Deutch's statement today on the House floor can be viewed here.