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Hudson Votes to Stand with Israel

May 19, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Amid continuing attacks, U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) voted this week to stand with Israel and pass H.R. 261, the Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention Act. On Tuesday, Democrats rejected consideration of the bill which would sanction foreign governments and persons that provide support for Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, such as Iran.

"Israel has a right to defend itself and as our strongest ally in the Middle East, should have overwhelming and bipartisan support in Congress. I am disappointed Washington Democrats voted down consideration of sanctions against those who support Hamas terrorists," said Rep. Hudson. "President Biden has ramped up funding for Palestine and in recent days, Democratic Members of Congress blamed Israel for attacks, the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee called for a delay to arms sales to Israel, and Speaker Pelosi has called for a ceasefire - which suggests Israel and Hamas terrorists are equals. These, along with ongoing efforts to negotiate with Iran, one of the largest state sponsors of terrorism, harm the security of Israel and undermine peace in the region."

Rep. Hudson recently cosponsored the Max Pressure Act, the toughest Iran sanctions bill ever proposed by Congress.