Legislative Updates: 115th Congress
Rep. Deutch Introduces Resolution Calling on EU to Fully Designate Hizballah as a Terrorist Organization
Today, Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22) introduced a resolution urging the European Union (EU) to designate the entirety of Hizballah as a terrorist organization and increase pressure on the organizations and its members. Currently, the EU only designates Hizballah’s military wing as a terrorist organization, while the United States makes no distinction between its military and political branches when listing the group on its Foreign Terrorist Organization list.
Congressmen Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Susan Davis (D-CA), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Mike Kelly (R-PA), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Lee Zeldin (R-NY), and Brad Schneider (D-IL) joined Congressman Deutch as original cosponsors.
Said Congressman Deutch, "There is no distinction between parts of Hizballah when every part contributes to terrorism. We urge our EU allies to help rein in Hizballah’s dangerous worldwide activities.”
The resolution's text is available here.