Legislative Round-Up: March 18, 2022

 Produced by the Foundation for Middle East Peace in cooperation with Americans for Peace Now, where the Legislative Round-Up was conceived.

1. Bills, Resolutions, Letters
2. Hearings
3. On the Record

New FMEP Events/Resources:

1. Bills, Resolutions & Letters

(BUNKER-BUSTERS FOR ISRAEL) HR XXXX (pdf): From Jewish Insider 3/18/22: Reps. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and Brian Mast (R-FL) are reintroducing their billto provide Israel with so-called ‘bunker busters’ — the largest non-nuclear bomb in the U.S. arsenal —  Jewish Insider has learned. That weapon could allow Israel to independently strike at Iran’s best-protected nuclear facilities. ‘We must prepare for the serious threat of a nuclear-armed Iran when key provisions of the deal expire. That’s why I’m proud to introduce this bipartisan bill to defend Israel from Iran and Hezbollah, and reinforce our ally’s qualitative military edge in the region with ‘bunker buster’ munitions,’ Gottheimer said in a statement to JI. Mast said, ‘Since the radical Islamists took over in 1979, the Iran regime’s goal has been destroying the Jewish homeland, Israel. We cannot sit silent while they continue trying to wipe Israel off the map… Israel must  have the tools it needs to protect its people against Iranian aggression.’”

(KILL IRAN NUCLEAR NEGOTIATIONS) H. Res. 990: Introduced 3/17/22 by Banks (R-IN) and 57 all-Republican cosponsors, “Opposing engaging Russia for reviving any form of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran, opposing removing terrorism sanctions on Iran while Iran’s support of terrorist activities remains unchanged, opposing restoring any form of the JCPOA while the issue of Iran’s undeclared nuclear activities remains unresolved.” Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Also see:

(BAR POTUS FROM TAKING IRGC OFF FTO LIST) S. 3871: Introduced 3/17/22 by Marshall (R-KS), Grassley (R-IA) and Tillis (R-NC), “A bill to provide a means for Congress to prevent an organization’s designation as a foreign terrorist organization from being revoked by the Secretary of State.” Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. Also see tweets/statements: Marshall (R-KS), Grassley (R-IA)

(NO IRAN OIL IMPORTS) HR 7129: Introduced 3/1722 by Issa (R-CA) and no cosponsors, “To prohibit the importation of crude oil from Iran.” Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

(REMOVE PRESIDENTIAL AUTHORITY TO WAIVE IRAN SANCTIONS) S. 3857 (pdf): Introduced 3/16 by Cruz (R-TX) and 12 Republican co-sponsors, “A bill to terminate certain waivers of sanctions with respect to Iran issued in connection with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and for other purposes.” Referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Also see: Senate Republicans make bid to terminate some Iran sanctions waivers (Jewish Insider); GOP Moves To Bar Biden Admin From Lifting Iran Sanctions That Would Expand Russia’s War Machine (Free Beacon); ‘Ted Cruz: Republicans Will Use ‘Host of Tools’ to Kill Biden’s Iran Deal (NRO). Also see Tweets/statements: Cruz (R-TX), Cruz (R-TX), Cruz (R-TX), Issa (R-CA-50), Rubio (R-FL)

(BLOCK IRAN DEAL BY CODIFYING TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDER) HR 7063: Introduced 3/11/22 by Perry (R-PA) and 4 Republican co-sponsors, “To codify Executive Order 13876, and for other purposes,” aka, “Restoring Maximum Pressure on Iranian Terrorists Act.” Referred to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, Financial Services, and the Judiciary. As a reminder, EO 13876 is Trump’s 6/24/19 Executive Order  “Imposing Sanctions With Respect to Iran.”  Also see: Trump Imposes New Sanctions on Iran, Adding to Tensions (New York Times, 6/24/19). Also see Tweet from Garcia (R-CA-25)

(BLOCK IRAN DEAL BY CODIFYING TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDER) HR 7139: Introduced 3/17/22 by Pfluger (R-TX) and no cosponsors, “To codify Executive Order 13949,” aka, “the Removing Arms from Terrorists Through Sanctions Act.  Referred to the Committees on Foreign Affairs and the Judiciary. As a reminder, EO 13949 is Trump’s 9/21/20 Executive Order “Blocking Property of Certain Persons With Respect to the Conventional Arms Activities of Iran.” On 3/17, Pfluger (R-TX) tweeted & posted about the bill on GETTR (re-tweeted by FDD’s Richard Goldberg).

(HOLDING HEZBOLLAH & IRAN ACCOUNTABLE) H. Res. 988: Introduced 3/16/22 by Salazar (D-FL) and 102 cosponsors (bipartisan), “Calling for justice and accountability for the perpetrators of the bombing of the Embassy of Israel in Buenos Aires on March 17, 1992.” Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Also see tweets (in Spanish): Salazar (R-FL-27), Salazar (R-FL-27), Gottheimer (D-NJ-5), Kustoff (R-TN-8), McCaul (R-TX-10), Salazar (R-FL-27)

(11TH ANNIVERSARY OF SYRIAN REVOLUTION) H. Res. 985: Introduced 3/16/22 by Wilson (R-SC) and Gonzalez (D-TX), Recognizing the 11th anniversary of the Syrian revolution against Bashar al-Assad.” Referred to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, Judiciary, and Financial Services.


(CONCERN OVER IRAN NUCLEAR TALKS) Diaz-Balart letter to Blinken: On 3/18/22, Rep. Diaz-Balart (D-FL) sent a letter to SecState Blinken expressing his “profound concern regarding reports on the negotiations toward a return to the failed [sic] Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, or “Iran Deal”), particularly at a time when energy security is a crucial global priority.” The letter closes noting: “If these reports are accurate, we have ample reasons to be concerned by the pending Iran Deal. Russia’s war on Ukraine has revealed in stark reality [sic] how difficult it is for the world to restrain a nuclear power intent on attacking its neighbors We must not find ourselves in the position of trying to restrin a nuclear Iran bent on terror and destruction.” Diaz-Balart tweet is here.

(DEFENDING ENDORSEMENTS) AIPAC letter to supporters: On 3/18/22, after coming under intense fire for endorsing in the upcoming elections dozens of Republicans who have supported/promoted efforts to overturn the results of the last presidential election, AIPAC fired back with a letter to supporters this week defending its conduct. Most notably, AIPAC defends its policy of ignoring literally ANYTHING else a candidate may do or believe or stand for other than his/her position on Israel, by raising the prospect of a day when Israel — which possesses nuclear weapons, and maintains with US support, as a matter of US policy, a “qualitative military edge” over the rest of the region (i.e., the ability to defend itself against any combination of threats from its neighbors) — might find itself in the position the Ukraine is in today. AIPAC writes (with apparently zero sense of irony, given either Israel’s military power or its own role as a military occupier of the Palestinians), “What are the stakes? Ask President Zelenskyy. His nation faces a war of extinction – a war which will determine whether his nation exists in the coming months. And here he is, pleading to the United States for bipartisan support to deliver him and his people. We can only pray help will arrive in time. Israel can’t afford to wait for such a moment of peril. Our job is to make America’s friendship with Israel so robust, so certain, so broadly based, and so dependable that even the deep divisions of American politics never imperil that relationship and the ability of the Jewish state to defend itself.

(TELL US ABOUT PLANS TO OBTAIN OIL FROM IRAN ET AL) Comer et al letter to Blinken: On 3/17, Reps. Comer (R-KY), Franklin (R-FL), and GOP members of the House Oversight Committee sent a letter to SecState Blinken (summarized in the press release as) “requesting a member-level briefing and all information on the Biden administration’s plans to obtain oil from Iran, Venezuela, and other hostile foreign countries instead of encouraging energy production in the United States.” Press release is here. Also see: Comer (R-KY-1) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “Why is the Biden Administration running to Iran and Venezuela for oil we could produce in America? Secretary of State Blinken owes Congress answers. Link to image

(MONITORING US CONDUCT OF FOREIGN PARTNERS, INCL KSA & EGYPT) Malinowksi et al letter: On 3/17/22, Al-Monitor reported that “Congressional Democrats are questioning whether the State Department is adequately monitoring the conduct of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other recipients of US military aid who are known to harass critics living inside the United States. ‘We write you amid a growing trend of the extraterritorial persecution, intimidation, and censorship of US citizens, legal permanent residents and others residing in the US face at the hands of US partners around the world,’ read a letter spearheaded by Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), which was shared exclusively with Al-Monitor. In the letter sent Monday to C​​omptroller General Gene Dodaro, the group of 12 House Democrats point to Title 22 USC Section 2756, which bars the State Department from providing arms export licenses, letters of offer or other forms of security assistance to countries that engage in a ‘consistent pattern of acts of intimidation or harassment directed against individuals in the United States.’ The lawmakers called on the Government Accountability Office to conduct a study of the State Department’s enforcement of the law, including its process for identifying patterns of transnational repression. They also want to know if, for purposes of enforcing the law, the FBI is sharing with the State Department evidence of countries threatening individuals in the United States and whether such behavior has ever changed the eligibility status of a foreign military sales recipient.”

(ATTACKING AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL) Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) et al letter to AI: On 3/15, Rep. Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), led a letter, cosigned by 10 Jewish House members, to Amnesty International Secretary General Agnès Callamard. The letter calls on AI to “denounce” recent remarks by AI USA Executive Director Paul O’Brien, and says these remarks, “coupled with Amnesty International’s report released last month, appear to be part of Amnesty International’s continued dangerous degree of bias and denial of Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state.” The letter also calls on AI to clarify, “whether or not it seeks to advance peace for both Israelis and Palestinians; whether or not it accepts Israel as a democratic, Jewish state; and whether or not it supports a Palestinian state living side by side with Israel with mutual security, peace and prosperity.

This letter is part of a broader bipartisan meltdown in Congress this week over O’Brien’s recent appearance at the Woman’s National Democratic Club, first reported in Jewish Insider by Gabby Deutch, in an article headlined Israel ‘shouldn’t exist as a Jewish state,’ Amnesty USA director tells Democratic group. These comments largely boiled down to support for Israel’s existence, but opposition to Israel existing as an apartheid state – consistent with international law that is the foundation for Amnesty’s recent report. What drew particular outrage was O’Brien’s statement: 

“…my gut tells me that what Jewish people in this country want is to know that there’s a sanctuary that is a safe and sustainable place that the Jewish people can call home. But I think they can be convinced over time that the key to sustainability is to adhere to what I see as core Jewish values, which are to be principled and fair and just in creating that space. I think most Jewish people in this country would like to see the both/and of a safe Jewish space…A safe Jewish state, and that state not to be built on a legal system of disenfranchising people in that country. I don’t think that’s a comfort zone for the Jewish community.”

As I noted on Twitter: “The outraged reactions to this statement suggests that O’Brien is wrong, at least when it comes to a vocal contingent of US supporters of Israel whose comfort zone has not trouble accommodating and defending Israel as a state built on a legal system of disenfranchises people” and “Reminder: Just because defenders of the Israel status quo tell you comments about Israel are outrageous or antisemitic doesn’t mean it is true.”

In addition to the Wasserman Schultz-led letter, all Jewish House members came together to issue a statement condemning the comments (and doubling down on criticism of the AI report on Israel). And of course, there have been Tweets/statements by individual members: Auchincloss (D-MA-4), Bacon (R-NE-2), Cohen (D-TN-9), Cotton (R-AR), Frankel (D-FL-21), Gottheimer (D-NJ-5), Gottheimer (D-NJ-5), Hoyer (D-MD-5), Luria (D-VA-2), Nadler (D-NY-10), Nadler (D-NY-10), Rice (D-NY-4), Schneider (D-IL-10), Sherman (D-CA-30), Stanton (D-AZ-9), Stevens (D-MI-11), Deutch (D-FL-22)

Notably: while all of these members are outraged at the suggestion that there is a contradiction between Israel being a “Jewish state” and core Jewish values (like not disenfranchising and discrimination against non-Jewish people living in that state and in areas controlled by that state) not a single one of them has so far had a word to say about the Israeli Knesset earlier this month passing a law that (once again) explicitly discriminates against Palestinian citizens of Israel with respect to family reunification. And notably – if in the past defenders of Israeli actions sought to frame this law as only about security (notwithstanding the fact that such an argument is akin to US racists who point to isolated instances of crimes by immigrants or undocumented individuals as a pretext for demanding an end to immigration by ethnicities they don’t like), this time the racially discriminatory objective behind the law was truly out in the open — not only in the debate around its re-adoption, but in the crowing public statement (pdf here) after the law was passed, posted on Twitter by Israeli Minister of the Interior Ayelet Shaked, that reads:

Jewish and Democratic State – 1
State of all its citizens – 0

O’Brien’s full remarks, including the Q&A that followed them, are available here. They are highly recommended listening/reading so that people, rather than relying on the cherry-picked quotes and outrage-fueling subjective interpretations, summaries, and re-articulations of this comments, can decide for themselves what they think of his comments.

Also see: 25 Jewish House Dems condemn Amnesty director’s ‘alarming’ and ‘antisemitic’ comments (Jewish Insider); In rare show of unity, all 25 Jewish House Democrats blast Amnesty director’s comments on Israel (JTA); Eleven Jewish House Dems: Amnesty director’s full remarks ‘even more troubling’ (Jewish Insider); Amnesty International Reveals Its Malice to Israel Is Cloaked in Ignorance (Newsweek, by Zioness’s Amanda Berman); Hoyer and Jewish lawmakers blast Amnesty International official’s Israel comments as antisemitic (Washington Examiner); US Jewish Lawmakers Press Amnesty International for Answers Over ‘Denial of Israel’s Right to Exist as Jewish State’ (The Algemeiner)

And apparently trying to keep the story alive, Deutch tweeted on 3/16:

I’ve texted and called @amnestyusa‘s top spokesperson to ask whether director Paul O’Brien’s comments about Israel + the American Jewish community reflect the positions of Amnesty, which has not weighed in publicly on his speech. I haven’t received a response.”

(USING IHRA DEFINITION TO TARGET ETHNIC STUDIES CURRICULA) Gottheimer letter to DOE: On 3/10, Rep. Gottheimer (D-NJ) sent a letter to Secretary of Education Cardona alleging that “certain school districts are considering implementing ethnic studies curricula that could include deeply troubling antisemitic content. Specifically, certain model curricula include components that antagonize all forms of Zionism and define antisemitism as ‘discimination against, violence towards, or stereotypes of Jews’ for being Jewish, while claiming that ‘criticism of Israel’s policies of apartheid and oppression of Palestinians is not antisemitism. These components directly contradict the internationally agreed-upon working definition of antisemitism from the International Holocaust Remembrance.” The letter goes on to assert: “We need a united, all-of-government effort to combat rising antisemitism and bigotry, including ensuring that we do not fund this type of dangerous and exclusionary curricula in our schools” and also suggests that defining antisemitism the way it is defined in the ethnic studies curricula is directly linked to violence against synagogues in the U.S., including the recent hostage-taking at a synagogue in Texas (committed by…a British-Pakistani citizen in support of an alleged Al Qaeda operative).


2. Hearings

March 30, 2022: The House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittees on the Middle East, North Africa, and Global Counterterrorism and Europe, Energy, the Environment, and Cyber will hold a joint virtual hearing entitled, “Opportunities and Challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean: Examining U.S. Interests and Regional Cooperation.” Witnesses have not yet been announced.

March 18, 2022: The House Foreign Affairs Committee held a CLOSED briefing on Yemen.

March 17, 2022: The House Foreign Affairs Committee held a CLOSED Members-Only Classified Briefing on Iran Nuclear and Regional Activities.

March 17, 2022: The House Armed Services Committee held a hearing entitled, National Security Challenges and U.S. Military Activities in the Greater Middle East and Africa. Witnesses were: Sasha Baker, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (statement); General Stephen Townsend, Commander, U.S. Africa Command (statement); and General Kenneth McKenzie Jr., USMC, Commander, U.S. Central Command (statement). Chairman Smith’s (D-WA) opening statement is here. Full video of the hearing is here. Also see tweets from: Wittman (R-VA-1) [incl text of this opening statement], Cramer (R-ND). Also see: Luria (D-VA-2) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “After today’s House Armed Services Committee hearing on national security challenges in the Middle East, I’m even more convinced that the latest iteration of the failed JCPOA will, as @AmbHerzog told me yesterday, “put Iran and Israel on a collision course.” Link to video”; and Luria press release – ICYMI: HASC Vice Chair Rep. Luria Presses Witnesses on Iran’s Continued Aggression, Failed Iran Deal, and Israel’s Security

March 16, 2022: The House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and Global Counterterrorism held a virtual hearing entitled, 11 Years of War: The Humanitarian Impact of the Ongoing Conflict in Syria.”  Witnesses were: Jomana Qaddour, Atlantic Council (statement); Hardin Lang, Refugees International (statement); Nirvana Shawky, CARE (statement); and Joel Rayburn, New America Foundation & Former State Dept Special Envoy for Syria (statement). Video of the hearing is here. Also see Tweet from HFAC chair Meeks (D-NY-5). Also see press releases: Risch: We Can, and Must, Do More for Syrians; Menendez, Risch Mark 11th Anniversary of Syrian Uprising

March 16: The House Appropriations Committee’s Defense Subcommittee held a CLOSED hearing with United States Central Command, ft. General Kenneth McKenzie Jr., USMC, Commander, U.S. Central Command (who put a statement into the public record, notwithstanding the fact that the hearing was closed). Also see statement issued by Subcommittee chair McCollum (D-MN).

March 15, 2022: The Senate Armed Services Committee held an Open/Closed hearing, To receive testimony on the posture of United States Central Command and United States Africa Command. Witnesses were General Kenneth McKenzie Jr., USMC, Commander, U.S. Central Command (statement) and General Stephen Townsend, Commander, U.S. Africa Command (statement). Also see opening statement from Chairman Reed (D-RI), as well as opening statement and additional remarks for the record from ranking member Inhofe (R-OK). Also see: Blackburn (R-TN) 03/15/2022: Retweet of @GLNoronha – “Biden’s CENTCOM Commander Frank McKenzie tells @MarshaBlackburn that Iran buying advanced Russian/Chinese weapons would “increase the risk in the [Middle East] considerably”. The pending new deal would permit Iran to purchase nuclear weapon delivery systems in October 2023. Link to video” & CENTCOM commander ‘comfortable’ with tradeoffs from Iran nuclear deal (Jewish Insider)

March 15, 2022: The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a 2-panel hearing entitled, “Combatting Authoritarianism: U.S. Tools and Responses”. Witnesses were: Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Uzra Zeya (testimony); Acting Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Jennifer Hall Godfrey (testimony); Anne Applebaum, Johns Hopkins University (testimony); and Daniel Twining, International Republican Institute (testimony). Video of the hearing is here.


3. On the Record


Jerusalem Post 3/17: Lifting sanctions on Iran will finance terror against Israel – interview with Rep. Torres

The Algemeiner 3/16/22: ‘Israel Is Too Complex to Be Reduced to a Tweet,’ Declares US Rep. Torres, Backing Its Approach to Russia-Ukraine War

Jewish Insider 3/16/22: Will the Biden administration allow Congress to review the new Iran deal?

Jewish Insider 3/16/22: Oz reveals views on Israel in PA Republican primary [“

Jewish News Syndicate 3/15/22: Rep. Andrew Garbarino says trip to Israel was ‘eye-opening’ in relation to security, defense

Jewish Insider 3/15/22: Returning from J Street trip to Israel, Dems emphasize ‘urgency’ of two-state solution

Washington Free Beacon 3/14/22: Senate Republicans Threaten To Block New Iran Nuclear Deal

Jewish Insider 3/14/22: All Republican senators except Rand Paul express opposition to looming Iran deal

The Jewish News of Northern California 3/14/22: Jewish groups applaud CA Democratic Party platform’s wording on Israel

Jewish Insider 3/14/22: In Bay Area congressional race, parsing differences on Israel 

Haaretz 3/13/22: AIPAC’s Latest ‘pro-Israel’ Political Stunt Endangers America

Mondoweiss 3/13/22: Congress’s ‘Israel Normalization Act’ normalizes ethnic cleansing and impunity [Nadya Tannous and Cat Knarr]

Washington Free Beacon 3/12/22: New York Democrat Scrambles To Appease the Radical Anti-Israel Left

Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations 3/11/22: Jewish Leaders Commend Senate and House Approval of Bipartisan Spending Bill

Daily Beast 3/11/22: AIPAC Is All In on Support for ‘Stop the Steal’ Candidates

JTA 3/11/22: Democrat dozen threaten to torpedo Iran deal if it comes to Congress


Members on the Record

US Elections

Johnson (R-WI) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “Thank you @RJC for your endorsement! I appreciate your support in opposing bad policies like the Iran Nuclear Deal and for standing with me in this Fight for Freedom. Sen. Ron Johnson tops list of Republicans endorsed by top Jewish GOP organization… | foxnews.com

Bacon (R-NE-2) 03/17/2022: Retweet of @mbrooksrjc – “.@DonJBacon we are proud and honored to support you. Thank you for your powerful leadership and commitment to a strong US-Israel relationship. You are indeed kosher bacon! Link to quoted tweet

Bacon (R-NE-2) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “I am grateful for the endorsement and support of the @RJC. From my time in the AF helping stand up missile defense in Israel to my time in Congress championing the security and prosperity of the Jewish community, I’m honored by this endorsement. Sen. Ron Johnson tops list of Republicans endorsed by top Jewish GOP organization… | dnyuz.com

Mace (R-SC-1) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “Today the Republican Jewish Coalition endorsed my re-election campaign along with Sen. Ron Johnson and 7 other Republicans. I’ll put my record and my support standing up for Israel against anyone else’s. Honored to have @RJC on Team Mace! Link to image

McCollum (D-MN-4) 03/16/2022: Retweet of @JVPActionPAC – “We’re endorsing Betty McCollum for MN-04! First elected in 2000, Rep. McCollum has worked for years to protect Palestinian children from Israeli military detention and abuse by introducing the first legislation for Palestinian rights in the House of Representatives. Link to image

Omar (D-MN-5) 03/15/2022: Retweet of @JVPActionPAC – “We’re endorsing Congresswoman Ilhan Omar for MN-05! First elected in 2018, Rep Omar has helped spark a new conversation on what progressive foreign policy that prioritizes people over governments could be. She is a consistent and vocal supporter of Palestinian rights. Link to image

Bush (D-MO-1) 03/15/2022: Retweet of @JVPActionPAC – “We’re endorsing Congresswoman Cori Bush for MO-01! Rep Bush has spent her first term bringing her organizing and activist skills to DC in unprecedented ways. She has consistently spoken out for Palestinian rights and taken bold stances to hold the Israeli government accountable. Link to image

Ryan (D-OH-13) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “Proud to be endorsed by @DemMaj4Israel. As Senator, I’ll always support the relationship between our two countries, and stand up for a peaceful and prosperous future for Israel. Link to quoted tweet

Demings (D-FL-10) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “Thank you for your endorsement, @DemMaj4Israel. Israel is a beacon of freedom and our shared U.S.-Israeli values, and I will continue to be a pro-Israel champion in the United States Senate. Link to quoted tweet


Israel – Palestine

Rosen (D-NV) 3/17/22: Press release – Rosen, Other Abraham Accords Caucus Co-Chairs Applaud Law to Strengthen Accords

Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “I loved spending time this week at the Congregation Ahavath Torah in Englewood, meeting local Rabbis to hear their ideas and learn more about their wonderful work in the community. @aipac @JasonKoppel @YitzNovak Link to image

Huffman (D-CA-2) 03/17/2022: Retweet of @jstreetdotorg – “ICYMI: Check out our chat with @RepWexton and @RepHuffman about their experience on our largest Congressional Delegation to Israel and the West Bank yet. Link to quoted tweet

Levin (D-MI-9) 03/17/2022: Twitter thread – “I am alarmed by the potential forced displacement of more than 1,000 Palestinians living in #MasaferYatta to create space for a “firing zone.” This inhumane act would constitute one of the largest displacements of Palestinians in decades. Israeli top court to rule on Palestinians’ bid to stop displacement from West Bank homes | Reuters The U.S. must oppose measures that further the occupation and violate Palestinian rights, including the use of firing zones to demolish Palestinian communities. I urge my colleagues to condemn the potential evictions in #MasaferYatta and cosponsor my Two-State Solution Act. (2/2)

Levin (D-MI-9) 03/17/2022: Retweet of @jstreetdotorg – “@RepAndyLevin Thank you, @RepAndyLevin for calling attention to this horrible situation. Folks who want to learn more about how “firing zones” are used to aid and abet de facto annexation of Palestinian land can do so via our explainer here: J Street (@jstreetdotorg) • Instagram photos and videos… | instagram.com

Long (R-MO-7) 03/17/2022: Retweet of @HananyaNaftali – “Israel is building a field hospital in Ukraine that will help save lives of Ukrainians. The cargo planes with all the equipment departed today. Slava Ukraini!  Link to video

Rosen (D-NV) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “Very pleased to see that the Israel Relations Normalization Act is now law. This is a meaningful step toward advancing the goals of the Abraham Accords Caucus, which I co-chair. I’ll continue to stand with Israel & other nations working toward peace & security in the Middle East.

Deutch (D-FL-22) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “Wonderful meeting w/ @ARGinUSA Ambassador @JorArguello this week where we discussed support for the people of Ukraine, the importance of promoting international cooperation, Iran’s support of terrorism and the need for justice for the victims of the AMIA Jewish Center bombing. Link to quoted tweet

Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) 03/17/2022: Twitter thread – “As Russia continues its inhumane invasion of Ukraine, the @UN_HRC is busy wrongly condemning Israel as an apartheid state through its biased Commission of Inquiry. Centrist Democratic lawmakers denounce UN investigation targeting Israel | jns.org With the United States returning to the @UN_HRC, I hope to see American leadership using its influence to defund the Commission of Inquiry, expel human rights answers from the council, and turn its attention to the many pressing human rights crises around the world.

Hinson (R-IA-1) 03/16/2022: Tweet – “There has never been a more important time to stand with Israel. The United States & Israel have an unbreakable bond rooted in our shared values, security interests, & religious ideals. Read more about my visit to Israel with a bipartisan delegation here⬇ Ashley Hinson… | facebook.com

Luria (D-VA-2) 03/16/2022: Tweet – “Had a productive conversation today with @AmbHerzog about continued Iron Dome funding, the latest iteration of the failed Iran Deal, and energy development in the eastern Mediterranean. The safety and security of the Israeli people should never be a political issue. Link to image

Murphy (D-CT) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “This is a joke, right? You absolutely rewarded the hostage takers. You did a prisoner swap, in which you released an Iranian who has committed serious national security crimes. Link to quoted tweet

Risch (R-ID) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “#Russian enterprises involved in the invasion of #Ukraine stand to gain significantly from a bad nuclear deal with #Iran. It’ll unlock billions for the #Kremlin, helping fuel #RussianWarCrimes. Biden should walk away. No deal is better than a bad one. Nuke expert: Iran deal may keep billion-dollar Russia sanctions loophole… | jpost.com

Rubio (R-FL) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “On the 30th anniv of Hezbollah’s horrific attack on the Israeli embassy in #Argentina, Sen Rubio unites in prayer & mourns the 29 lives tragically lost that day. Under no circumstances should the US provide financial relief to the regime in #Iran, which backed this evil campaign.

Rubio (R-FL) 03/17/2022: Twitter thread – “En el trigésimo aniversario del horrible ataque por parte de Hezbollah a la embajada de #Israel en #Argentina, el senador Rubio se une en oración y lamenta el fallecimiento de las 29 personas inocentes que trágicamente fallecieron ese día. 1/2 Bajo ninguna circunstancia, EE.UU. debe proporcionar ayuda financiera al régimen de #Irán, que respaldó esta malvada campaña. 2/2

Gimenez (R-FL-26) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “I had a great conversation with @AIPAC last night about my recent trip to #Israel. We spoke about Israel’s right to exist, the importance of a strong U.S.-Israel partnership, and the threats of a nuclear Iran. I’m proud to #StandWithIsrael. Link to image

Long (R-MO-7) 03/15/2022: Retweet of @HananyaNaftali – “71% of Americans view Israel favorably. #Israel #USA Link to image

Long (R-MO-7) 03/15/2022: Retweet of @HananyaNaftali – “Six Israeli drones struck a base in western Iran, and destroyed hundreds of Iranian drones last month. Hundreds of Iranian drones destroyed in Israel-attributed attack last month – Israel News – Haaretz.com

Rice (D-NY-4) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “I am glad that the omnibus will significantly bolster Israel’s national security and thus, our own. This investment provides critical support to their defense system, including the replenishment of the Iron Dome which was severely depleted last year. Press Releases | U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice

Hill (R-AR-2) 03/14/2022: Twitter thread – “Pleased to be at Agape Church for A Night to Honor Israel. Good to see strong support for the people of Israel & the rallying of support for the Jewish people escaping the horrors of Ukraine. .@SarahHuckabee delivered a powerful message of faithful obligation to help Israel. Link to image Thanks to @DrScottStewart and my friend, Buddy Fisher, for an inspirational evening!

Waltz (R-FL-6) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “Look how far we’ve fallen in just 18 months in the Middle East. We’ve gone from historic peace deals on the White House lawn (Abraham Accords) to now leaders won’t take our President’s calls and are moving towards China. Link to quoted tweet

Hayes (D-CT-5) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “Met with Tree of Life and others advocating for the human rights of Palestinians. A very important meeting to expand my understanding on this important issue. Link to image

Hinson (R-IA-1) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “It is critical that our allies know we stand with them & that our enemies understand they will face severe consequences should they act against the interests of Americans and the free world. There has never been a more important time to stand with Israel. Hinson: There has never been a more important time to stand with Israel | Public Announcements | telegraphherald.com

Cline (R-VA-6) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “I will always fight to support Israel, & last week, I was pleased to support funding for the Iron Dome & take steps to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Further, I enjoyed hearing from PJ Pearlstone with @AIPAC to discuss strengthening United States-Israel relations. Link to image

Lesko (R-AZ-8) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “I’m a cosponsor of @RepLeeZeldin’s Israel Anti-Boycott Act to combat the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction movement and prevent boycotts from being imposed on Israel by foreign governments or international organizations. Validation request… | zeldin.house.gov

Cruz (R-TX) 03/12/2022: Retweet of @Kredo0 – “BREAKING: Biden Admin Offering $1 Million Grant to Demonize Israel — State Dept paying NGOs to manufacture evidence attacking Israel. @SenTedCruz calls grant “disgraceful” attack on Jewish state How the Biden Administration Is Funding the Effort To Delegitimize Israel – Washington Free Beacon

McCollum (D-MN-4) 03/12/2022: Twitter thread – “I am proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Palestinian-Americans and Muslim-Americans to work for human rights, justice, and freedom from military occupation for the Palestinian people. Link to quoted tweet AJP Action’s endorsement for my re-election to Congress is a powerful validation of our shared commitment to building a better future for all Palestinians.

Omar (D-MN-5) 03/12/2022: Retweet of @DanWilliams – “Israel’s Knesset passes law barring Palestinian spouses Israel’s Knesset passes law barring Palestinian spouses… | reuters.com

Torres (D-NY-15) 03/12/2022: Retweet of @DemMaj4Israel – “Happy birthday, Congressman @RitchieTorres! We are grateful for your allyship and leadership and hope you enjoy your day! Link to image

Cherfilus-McCormick (D-FL-20) 03/11/2022: Tweet – “The omnibus bill we recently passed provides $3.3 billion for assistance for Israel, fulfilling the MOU.

Cruz (R-TX) 03/11/2022: Retweet of @Kredo0 – “BREAKING: Biden Admin Offering $1 Million Grant to Demonize Israel — State Dept paying NGOs to manufacture evidence attacking Israel. @SenTedCruz calls grant “disgraceful” attack on Jewish state How the Biden Administration Is Funding the Effort To Delegitimize Israel – Washington Free Beacon

Deutch (D-FL-22) 03/11/2022: Tweet – “Proud that Congress stood w/ Israel by providing $1B in emergency Iron Dome funding & advanced normalization & regional cooperation. We also provided lifesaving humanitarian aid & 50M for Lowey Fund to advance a 2SS and work toward a more peaceful & prosperous region.

Kinzinger (R-IL-16) 03/11/2022: Tweet – “Wonder if Israel would surrender in a similar situation? Link to quoted tweet

Risch (R-ID) 03/11/2022: Tweet – “Agreements like the #AbrahamAccords have the potential to fundamentally change the #MiddleEast. I’m glad the Senate has finally passed legislation that calls for a strategy to strengthen & expand the Accords, & ensure tangible benefits & adequate funding. Risch, Portman, Booker, Cardin, Young Praise Inclusion of Israel Relations Normalization Act in Final FY2022 Bipartisan Funding Bill | United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Risch (R-ID) 03/11/2022: Tweet – “Yesterday, Congress reaffirmed its overwhelming commitment to #Israel by voting for $1B for #IronDome funding. Biden should quickly sign this bill into law. This assistance is vital to address the increase in instability that will inevitably result from a new agreement w/ #Iran.

Schneider (D-IL-10) 03/11/2022: Tweet – “America’s commitment to Iron Dome is rock solid. Link to quoted tweet

Young (R-IN) 03/11/2022: Retweet of @senrobportman – “Proud that the #Israel Relations Normalization Act I co-authored with @CoryBooker, @SenatorRisch, @SenatorCardin & @SenToddYoung was included in the FY 2022 bipartisan funding agreement & is now ready to become law.



Fitzpatrick (R-PA-1) 03/18/2022: Tweet – “The common thread that runs between both the horrific images you’re seeing in Ukraine and higher prices at the pump here at home is the culmination of Biden’s bad energy policy and weak foreign policy. GOP Rep. Fitzpatrick: Biden Opposed Keystone, Israeli Pipelines While Allowing Russian Nord Stream 2 Pipeline… | breitbart.com

Gimenez (R-FL-26) 03/18/2022: Tweet – “The Biden Administration is WRONG for even considering removing Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps from the terror list. No nuclear deal, keep the sanctions, stand with Israel.

Inhofe (R-OK) 03/17/2022: Twitter thread – “Let’s review: 
X Hamas/Hezbollah apologist @Rob_Malley heads the US negotiating team. X Malley conceded so much to Iran that his colleagues resigned. X Malley is negotiating with Iran via Russia, which @SecBlinken just accused of war crimes. Top U.S. officials: Iran deal talks down to final issues… | politico.com Don’t forget – this reported deal does not & will not have broad support in Congress.   My @SenateGOP colleagues & I will support a policy that blocks Iran’s path to nuclear weapons, constrains its ballistic missiles & confronts its support for terrorism.   Absent that – it’s DOA Link to image

Van Duyne (R-TX-24) 03/18/2022: Retweet of @AIPAC – “Giving a regime that has attacked U.S. troops, allies & interests access to billions of dollars for just temporary restrictions on its nuclear program would make the Middle East more dangerous. Congress must review any Iran deal and assess the implications for America & Israel. Link to quoted tweet

Scott (R-FL) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “The Iranian regime cannot be trusted, chants “Death to America” and wants to destroy Israel. Today, Republicans sent another clear message to President Biden that we will NEVER support his admin’s weak and dangerous Iran Nuclear Deal. Link to quoted tweet

Long (R-MO-7) 03/14/2022: Retweet of @HananyaNaftali – “BREAKING: Iran claims it arrested Israeli Mossad spy network that planned to sabotage the Fordow nuclear facility. Moments ago, several Israeli government websites came under massive cyber attack. The cyber war between Iran and Israel is happening.

Scott (R-FL) 03/11/2022: Tweet – “Biden should double down on Russia sanctions & immediately stop any talks about a nuclear deal with the evil, anti-Semitic Iranian regime. Iran hates America, wants to destroy Israel & can’t be trusted. America should NEVER rely on one evil regime to help negotiate with another. Link to quoted tweet”. Retweeted by Long (R-MO-7)

Guest (R-MS-3) 03/11/2022: Retweet of @FRCdc – ““Every member of (Israel’s) government expressed grave concerns about the possibility of Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon.” @RepMichaelGuest to @josephbackholm on the danger presented by the Iran deal. See the full Washington Watch interview at Washington Watch with Tony Perkins… | tonyperkins.com. Link to video

Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) 03/11/2022: Retweet of @AIPAC – “Thank you @RepJoshG! Congress must thoroughly review any deal with Iran, and assess the impact on America and Israel of giving the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism billions of dollars in cash and sanctions relief for temporary limits on its nuclear program. Link to quoted tweet

Bacon (R-NE-2) 03/11/2022: Tweet – “I share grave concerns w/ both R & D colleagues on where the Admin is going w/ Iran. We can NEVER legitimize an Iranian nuclear weapon, nor can we ignore Iran is the #1 exporter of terror, or the 1000s of ballistic missiles pointed at Israel & our Allies. Republicans and Democrats demand Biden answer questions about ‘concerning’ new Iran nuclear deal… | nytimespost.com


IRGC & Irbil 

Omar (D-MN-5) 03/13/2022: Retweet of @Jerusalem_Post – “Missile attacks on Iraq’s northern Kurdish regional capital of Erbil were aimed at “secret Israeli bases,” an Iranian state-TV correspondent based in Iraq said on Sunday. #Iran | #Iraq | #Israel Missile attacks on Erbil targeted ‘secret Israeli bases’ -Iranian report… | jpost.com

Rubio (R-FL) 03/12/2022: Tweet – “This is the likely reason behind a missile attack from #Iran against #Erbil Earlier this week they claimed #Israel killed two members of Quds Force Iran condemns Israel’s attack in Damascus -ISNA… | reuters.com

Bacon (R-NE-2) 03/18/2022: Retweet of @AmichaiStein1 – “Joint announcement from Israeli PM Bennett and FM Lapid: “The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) is a terrorist organization that has murdered thousands of people, including Americans. We refuse to believe that the US would remove its designation as a terrorist org.”

Bacon (R-NE-2) 03/14/2022: Retweet of @AIPAC – “Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) just fired 12 ballistic missiles into Iraq. Would we really give Iran billions of dollars to invest in the Revolutionary Guards right now? Congress must review any Iran deal and assess the implications for America and Israel. Link to quoted tweet

LaHood (R-IL-18) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “Removing Iran’s IRGC from the Foreign Terrorist Organizations list would be a grave mistake by the Biden Administration. The IRGC is a threat to us and our allies. Appeasing Iran will only emboldened their terrorist activities. U.S. weighs deal to remove Iran’s IRGC from terror blacklist… | axios.com

McCaul (R-TX-10) 03/17/2022: Retweet of @SenateForeign – “I strongly oppose any effort to lift #Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ FTO designation. The IRGC is responsible for numerous attacks on U.S. forces & interests, & openly sponsors dangerous terrorist proxies that threaten the region. Any argument to the contrary is false.

Murphy (R-NC-3) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “It is reprehensible that President Biden is considering removing Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) from a terror blacklist as part of his disastrous Iran Deal negotiations. Proud to support @RepJimBanks’ resolution condemning this dangerous practice. Link to quoted tweet

Risch (R-ID) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “I strongly oppose any effort to lift #Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ FTO designation. The IRGC is responsible for numerous attacks on U.S. forces & interests, & openly sponsors dangerous terrorist proxies that threaten the region. Any argument to the contrary is false.

Waltz (R-FL-6) 03/16/2022: Tweet – “Removing the IRGC from our terror blacklist in exchange for Iran’s de-escalation in the region would be a HUGE mistake. The IRGC is a threat to us, our allies, and the world. This move would make them even more dangerous than they already are. U.S. weighs deal to remove Iran’s IRGC from terror blacklist | axios.com

Green (R-TN-7) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “Yet President Biden is trying to renew the Iran Nuclear Deal? “Negotiations” should end immediately. Missiles target US consulate in north Iraq, no casualties… | abcnews.go.com

Loudermilk (R-GA-11) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “Iran’s IRGC supports terrorist organizations like Hezbollah, Houthis, Hashd al-Shaabi, and has given safe haven to senior al-Qaeda leaders…yet President Biden is considering removing the IRGC from the terrorist watchlist? U.S. weighs dropping Iran’s IRGC from terrorism list -source… | reuters.com” Also on GETTR

Inhofe (R-OK) 03/16/2022: Tweet – “It is unconscionable that the Biden administration might lift terrorism sanctions on the IRGC to re-enter the failed 2015 Iran deal while the IRGC is still targeting Americans for murder. Watch @SenKevinCramer’s exchange with @CENTCOM CDR Gen. McKenzie Link to quoted tweet

McClain (R-MI-10) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “The IRGC is claiming responsibility for the attack targeting the US consulate in Erbil. It’s clear #Iran is no friend to the United States, and Biden should not be negotiating with terrorists.

Fallon (R-TX-4) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “Over the weekend, Iran launched missiles at our Consulate in Erbil, Iraq — meanwhile, Biden is moving forward with the Russia brokered nuclear deal. What a joke — STOP THE TALKS! Link to quoted tweet

Inhofe (R-OK) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “This weekend, Iran fired 6 ballistic missiles toward the US consulate and military base in Erbil. These strikes highlight the danger of lifting sanctions on Iran w/o addressing its ballistic missile program and terrorism, as @USEnvoyIran is trying to do. Link to quoted tweet

Reschenthaler (R-PA-14) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “Biden’s weakness emboldens dictators, despots, and authoritarian regimes worldwide. Biden must end his negotiations with the terrorist regime in Iran. Missile strike near US consulate in Erbil, Iraq; no American casualties reported… | foxnews.com

Fleischmann (R-TN-3) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “Iran launched a missile attack targeting our consulate in Irbil as the Biden Admin continues to negotiate to re-enter the failed JCPOA. We cannot empower the world’s lead sponsor of terror. If Biden does try to re-enter the JCPOA, Congress must block it. Iran claims missile barrage near US consulate in Iraq… | apnews.com

Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) 03/13/2022: Twitter thread – “Iran’s attack on the Iraqi city of Erbil — putting American lives at risk — shows once again why we must ensure Iran never obtains a nuclear weapon. Iran claims missile barrage near US consulate in Iraq… | apnews.com This is why I’m leading a bipartisan group of 21 Members of Congress urging the Administration to address serious concerns surrounding the looming nuclear agreement with Iran. This attack reinforces the critical nature of JCPOA negotiations. As negotiators continue their work, we must not forget where money will be funneled if terrorist sanctions are lifted on Iran. Iran must know that its destructive behavior throughout the Middle East will not be tolerated, and we must now work to ensure that the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism is never able to threaten the United States or our allies armed with a nuclear weapon.

Johnson (R-OH-6) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “Iran is launching missiles towards a U.S. consulate, while the Biden admin is negotiating w/ Iran to remove most sanctions on this terrorist-supporting rogue nation & give them billions more to make similar missiles -and fund their nuke program. Go figure! Missile strike near US consulate in Erbil, Iraq; no American casualties reported… | foxnews.com

Luria (D-VA-2) 03/12/2022: Tweet – “I’m continuing to monitor reports of an attack on our consulate in Irbil. If reports are accurate, the Biden Administration must withdraw its negotiations with Iran. We cannot re-enter a failed JCPOA to further empower Iran and threaten global security.

Rubio (R-FL) 03/12/2022: Tweet – “#Iran has been launching attacks against Americans in #Iraq for months via proxies in Shia militias Their goal is to accelerate a complete military & diplomatic U.S. departure from Iraq Awaiting confirmation that tonight’s launch against #Erbil was a direct attack”. Re-tweeted by Roy (R-TX-21)

Banks (R-IN-3) 03/16/2022: Tweet – “Joe Biden isn’t just negotiating with terrorists… He’s sending them billions in aid after they launched rockets near a U.S. consulate. This is unacceptable! The Biden admin should withdraw from negotiations NOW! Biden Admin Undeterred in Nuclear Talks After Iran Attacks U.S. Outpost in Iraq | freebeacon.com

Greene (R-GA-14) 03/16/2022: Tweet – “We are playing with the same starting line up that abandoned Americans in Afghanistan, armed the Taliban, and got 13 killed. Saudi talks to Xi but not Biden. Biden is making a deal w/ Iran & they fired missiles towards our consulate. This isn’t the team you bet on.

Risch (R-ID) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “Just two days ago, #Iran fired missiles toward a United States consulate in Iraq. The Biden Administration is living in an alternate universe if they think signing a nuclear deal with Iran will change their behavior. Link to video

Stefanik (R-NY-21) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “Joe Biden’s State Department is making excuses for the Terrorist State of Iran. We need American leadership on the world stage, not Joe Biden’s dangerous weakness. GOP Demands Biden End Nuclear Talks with Iran After Missile Strike Near U.S. Consulate in Iraq | breitbart.com” Also on GETTR

Babin (R-TX-36) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “.@POTUS’ logic:   Russia Invades Ukraine -> Biden condemns Russia -> Biden still works with Russia on Iran Nuclear Deal -> Iran launches missile attack near U.S. consulate in Iraq.
 Are you following?  Biden is letting Putin run the Iran nuclear talks… | nypost.com

Banks (R-IN-3) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “This is who Biden is currently desperate to reach a nuclear deal with. Pathetic. Joe Biden negotiates with terrorists! Iran claims responsibility for missiles that struck near a U.S. consulate in Iraq… | npr.org

Barr (R-KY-6) 03/14/2022: Twitter thread – “When you project weakness, you invite aggression. Iran repays Biden’s desperate attempt to rejoin the failed JCPOA by conducting a bombing raid near a U.S. consulate. Opinion | Iran Sends Its Missile Regards The dangerous military aggressiveness from our adversaries on the world stage is directly related to the weak leadership exhibited in Afghanistan and Ukraine. @WSJ

McCarthy (R-CA-23) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “48 hours ago, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard fired dozens of missiles near the US consulate in Iraq. And yet, the Biden admin is quietly rushing ahead with a bad agreement to give Iran’s regime nuclear weapons. It’s even worse than Obama’s Iran Deal. Kevin McCarthy… | twitter.com” Also on GETTR Re-tweeted by Malliotakis (R-NY-11)

Reschenthaler (R-PA-14) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “This weekend, Iran fired 12 ballistic missiles near a U.S. consulate in northern Iraq. Meanwhile, Russia has been negotiating with Iran on BEHALF of the Biden Admin on a nuclear deal that would weaken sanctions on Iran and decrease restrictions on the country’s nuclear program.

Steube (R-FL-17) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “On the weekend of Soleimani’s birthday, we see Iran test the U.S. The Biden Administration must stand strongly for America by immediately abandoning nuclear talks with Iran. This is President Biden’s chance to project strength to our adversaries. Iran claims responsibility for missile barrage near US consulate in Iraq… | foxnews.com” Also on GETTR

Wicker (R-MS) 03/14/2022: Tweet  –“Yesterday’s missile attack by Iranian forces near an American consulate in Iraq is outrageous. We cannot let Iran bully @POTUS back into an Iran deal. America should not bow to the whims of state sponsors of terror.

Hagerty (R-TN) 03/12/2022: Tweet – “I’m monitoring with serious concern incoming reports that multiple missiles were launched at the U.S. consulate in Erbil, Iraq. Link to quoted tweet

Banks (R-IN-3) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “Wow. Day after consulate in Erbil attacked by Iran, Jake Sullivan declares Iran deal isn’t dead. What does Iran have to do for Biden to abandon deal giving Iran pathway to nuclear weapons, billions in sanctions relief & green light to escalate against US? Transcript: Jake Sullivan on “Face the Nation,” March 13, 2022 – CBS News

Cotton (R-AR) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “Iran is openly targeting Americans with missile strikes. Sanctions relief for Iran’s terrorist regime should be completely off the table.” Re-tweeted by Cornyn (R-TX)

Cotton (R-AR) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “Iran is launching missiles at American bases and trying to assassinate Americans. Yet Biden continues to work with Putin to give sanctions relief to Iranian terrorists.

Ernst (R-IA) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “This should put the Iran deal to bed permanently. Missiles target US consulate in north Iraq, no casualties… | stripes.com

Greene (R-GA-14) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “We don’t need Iran or Iraq & we shouldn’t be there. Biden’s pursuit of a nuclear deal is weak & foolish. Iran attacked our Embassy in Iraq (Jan) & now 12 missiles near our consulate. Iran deserves a response they understand. Who replaced Soleimani? Then we leave & NO deal.

Greene (R-GA-14) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “President Trump is right. Biden’s weakness was displayed for all the world to see with his embarrassing failures in Afghanistan. This is why, Putin invaded Ukraine, Iran is firing missiles at our consulate in Iraq, & China is dominating. Fire weak incompetent people. Impeach! Link to quoted tweet

Hagerty (R-TN) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “After Iran launched missiles that threatened U.S. personnel & facilities in Iraq, it’s alarming to see top U.S. government officials downplay & even excuse Iran’s aggression. Long past due for Biden Admin to end talks to revive the Iran nuclear deal. Link to quoted tweet

Malliotakis (R-NY-11) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “Such intelligence of threats on Americans and news that Iran fired 12 missiles at an area near a United States Consulate should put an end to all discussions on a new nuclear deal with Tehran. Link to quoted tweet

Young (R-IN) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “The Biden Admin is negotiating a nuclear deal with Iran that is likely even weaker than 2015 agreement. Meanwhile Iran is targeting our service members and diplomats.  We need to walk away from this very bad deal that will make us even more vulnerable. Missiles From Iran Struck in Vicinity of U.S. Consulate in Northern Iraq, Officials Say… | wsj.com

Cheney (R-WY-0) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “The Biden Administration must end JCPOA negotiations immediately. Iran claims missile barrage near US consulate in Iraq | AP News Iran claims missile barrage near US consulate in Iraq… | apnews.com

Greene (R-GA-14) 03/12/2022: Tweet – “Biden is renegotiating the Iran deal & missiles from Iran are fired towards our US consulate in Iraq. Biden’s weakness is creating a China, Russia, Iran alliance against the US, & they don’t care about your pronouns or offending the climate gods. Democrats = America Last Link to quoted tweet

Kim (R-CA-39) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “The Iranian regime has proven they are not a reliable negotiator and should not be trusted. The Biden administration cannot embolden the Ayatollah and threaten global security with an Iran Nuclear Deal, worse than JCPOA. Iran claims missile barrage near US consulate in Iraq… | apnews.com

Long (R-MO-7) 03/13/2022: Retweet of @HananyaNaftali – “BREAKING: Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran take responsibility for targeting the US Consulate in Iraq. What Biden is going to do?

McClain (R-MI-10) 03/12/2022: Tweet – “Seeing reports of Iran-backed attacks on the US consulate in Iraq. This aggression shows we should absolutely end all Iran Nuclear Deal negotiations now. We must also never buy Iranian oil.

Torres (D-NY-15) 03/12/2022: Tweet – “Iran attacks a US consulate while seeking US sanctions relief? No bueno. Link to quoted tweet

Tuberville (R-AL) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “The World believes this Administration is as soft as drugstore cotton. – The Taliban controls Afghanistan. – Putin marches on Ukraine. – Iran is firing missiles all around our consulate. – And the Saudi’s won’t even answer phone calls from @POTUS. This is WEAK leadership.


Iran General/JCPOA & More

Blackburn (R-TN) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “Russia is working to ensure their Axis of Evil partner, Iran, has no barriers to develop a nuclear weapon.

Blackburn (R-TN) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “The Biden administration is staying the course in negotiating the Iran nuclear deal with the Russians while Putin wages an unprovoked war against Ukraine. It doesn’t add up. Link to video

Cammack (R-FL-3) 03/18/2022: Tweet – “They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and expecting different results. That’s certainly true when it comes to this administration’s negotiations with Iran, all because Biden’s boneheaded policies put the U.S. in this position. Link to video

Cammack (R-FL-3) 03/18/2022: Tweet – “.@RepJimBanks said it best: “Just days ago, Iranian terrorists threatened to kill American citizens on U.S. soil…let’s be clear: Joe Biden isn’t just negotiating with terrorists, he’s sending terrorists billions in sanctions relief.”” Retweeted by Banks (R-IN-3)

Cruz (R-TX) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “It is insane. Biden wants to gut Russia sanctions and allow Putin to make billions of dollars – by building up the Ayatollah’s nuclear program. If the Biden admin expressly wanted to embolden Putin and give Iran nukes, they wouldn’t be doing anything different. Link to quoted tweet

Cruz (R-TX) 03/18/2022: Tweet – “Joe Biden is so committed to another catastrophic Iran deal that he is willing – hell, he is trying – to shovel cash into Putin’s coffers. He wants to open up nuclear sales worth $10 billion between Putin and the Ayatollah. This is not just crazy. It’s asinine. Link to video

Issa (R-CA-50) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “Take it from me: Anyone who didn’t like Obama’s terrible Iran nuclear deal is going to like Biden’s new one even less.

Issa (R-CA-50) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “Now we know Biden’s plan: Ensure Iran goes nuclear and Russia makes billions helping them do it.

Pfluger (R-TX-11) 03/18/2022: Retweet of @CrisLeeMaza – “After Biden administration officials gave a closed briefing to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on reviving the Iran nuclear deal,@RepPfluger says, “there’s a complete lack of transparency” about what is being negotiated. As diplomats near Iran nuclear deal, Republicans are wary… | nationaljournal.com

Roy (R-TX-21) 03/17/2022: Retweet of @NRO – “A new Iran deal is likely to face fierce congressional opposition, especially if Republicans win the majority in either house in November. | by @james_t_quinn Biden’s Iran Deal: Ted Cruz Says Republicans Will Stop It | National Review

Schiff (D-CA-28) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “After years in Iran, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori are home. But Iran’s continued use of hostages as leverage is horrific. Iran must free wrongfully-detained Americans, Siamak and Baquer Namazi, Emad Shargi, and Morad Tahbaz. And all other political prisoners.

Scott (R-FL) 03/18/2022: Tweet – “The Biden Administration is working with Russia to negotiate a new deal with Iran. In what world does this make sense? Senate Republicans make bid to terminate some Iran sanctions waivers… | jewishinsider.com

Stefanik (R-NY-21) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “Biden’s new Iran nuclear deal will reward Putin with BILLIONS. This can NOT be allowed to happen. New Iran Agreement Would Let Russia Cash in on $10 Billion Contract to Build Nuclear Sites | freebeacon.com” Also on  GETTR

Steube (R-FL-17) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “The Trump admin cared about the safety and security of the American people and removed the US from the disastrous Obama-era JCPOA. There’s no way this admin should agree to any pathway to nuclear capabilities for the Iranian regime. I joined @tperkins on @FRCdc to discuss. Link to video” Also on GETTR

Van Duyne (R-TX-24) 03/18/2022: Tweet – “As a possible new Iran Deal looms, some of us in Congress have implored the President to abandon plans to endanger the United States and our allies. I will always seek solutions to benefit and protect our community in North Texas and the entire country. Link to image

Van Duyne (R-TX-24) 03/18/2022: Tweet – “Following our letter to @POTUS, I signed onto H.R. 2716 – the Maximum Pressure Act – to not only strengthen sanctions on Iran, but to limit the President’s power to wave them without Congressional oversight. You can read more on H.R. 2716 here: H.R.2718 – 117th Congress (2021-2022): Maximum Pressure Act

Waltz (R-FL-6) 03/18/2022: Tweet – “Don’t forget the Biden Administration is relying on Russia to negotiate on America’s behalf with Iran. Insane!

Wicker (R-MS) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “Iran’s proxies just launched missiles near an American military base, and yet there is increasing worry that @POTUS is ready to rejoin a flawed deal with the Iranian regime. We should not reward bad behavior, especially not the kind that could lead to a nuclear Iran.

Kennedy (R-LA) 03/18/2022: Tweet – “Is Pres. Biden is more committed to sanctions relief for Iran and Russia than inflation relief for Louisiana families? US concessions in nuclear talks a boon to Iranian, Russian economies… | jpost.com

Cassidy (R-LA) 03/17/2022: Retweet of @jinsadc – “One more sign of growing worries in Congress, among both Rs and Ds, about the deeply flawed nuclear deal being negotiated by @POTUS’s team with Iran: Link to quoted tweet

Cassidy (R-LA) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “The more I hear about the #Iran nuclear deal, the more it appears it could be so much worse than Obama’s deal. No wonder they don’t want to send it to Congress. It could have bipartisan rejection. We will stand against any bad deal.

Cruz (R-TX) 03/17/2022: Retweet of @FreeBeacon – ““If you think the world can’t get any nuttier, there you go, it just got nuttier” -@seanhannity Full report from @Kredo0: New Iran Agreement Would Let Russia Cash in on $10 Billion Contract to Build Nuclear Sites… | freebeacon.com   Link to video

Deutch (D-FL-22) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “So glad to see Nazanin released after 6 years of unjust detention. As we enter a critical stage with Iran, we must be clear that all Americans & others held must come home & political hostage taking must stop. Iran Releases British Prisoner Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe Amid Hopes of Breakthrough in Nuclear Talks… | wsj.com

Fallon (R-TX-4) 03/16/2022: Retweet of @LibertyIranian – “We just wrapped up an official meeting with @RepPatFallon in his DC office. Thank you, Congressman, for your strong support of the Iranian people. “I hope one day the Iranian people will be free.” Link to video

Fallon (R-TX-4) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “This Administration continues to give our adversaries undeserved leverage on the world stage. Their concessions-based strategy is unacceptable and must end immediately. Link to quoted tweet

Garcia (R-CA-25) 03/16/2022: Twitter thread – “As Russia continues their invasion of Ukraine, Biden is partnering with Putin to negotiate a new agreement that would ease pressure on Iran for next to nothing in return. We know all too well what happens when we make concessions to our enemies. This must stop immediately… Any deal with Iran should have real teeth, true oversight and resilience in preventing them from developing nuclear weapons.

Green (R-TN-7) 03/16/2022: Tweet – “President Biden’s new Iran Nuclear Deal was negotiated in Moscow and Beijing. You read that correctly.  → Russia and China WILL use this deal to strengthen their nuclear and military trade ties with Iran. Bad news.

Green (R-TN-7) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “When America’s weakness is put on a pedestal, despots take notice. Renewing the Iran Nuclear Deal—catering to terrorists—is a catastrophic move.

Green (R-TN-7) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “Iran isn’t going to conform to any deal we make with them. More with @AmericaNewsroom @BillHemmer: Link to video

Huffman (D-CA-2) 03/16/2022: Tweet – “This is incredibly good news, and long overdue. Wishing Nazanin and her family all the best as they try to put their lives back together. We must do more to confront the scourge of Iran’s hostage program. #NazaninIsFree

McCarthy (R-CA-23) 03/16/2022: Tweet – “Remember: Iran is controlled by a regime that chants “Death to America.” These are the people President Biden is negotiating with—to give them billions of dollars and nuclear capability. What do you think the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism will do with that? Link to video” Retweeted by Malliotakis (R-NY-11)

McCaul (R-TX-10) 03/16/2022: Retweet of @foxnewsradio – “As talks of reviving the Iran nuclear deal commence, Russia demands the U.S. make exemptions to sanctions before moving forward. Texas Congressman @RepMcCaul joins to discuss why relying on Russia is dangerous when handling this high-stakes deal. FOX News Rundown… | listen.foxaud.io

Norman (R-SC-5) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “Biden is so hellbent on re-entering an Iran nuclear deal that he’ll do anything: – Allow Putin to help negotiate a new deal (umm?) – Lift sanctions on Iran (Not smart), – And remove the “Foreign Terrorist” designation from Iran’s military (b/c Iran asked him to) WHY?!

Shaheen (D-NH) 03/16/2022: Tweet – “I’m so relieved to see the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori after years of unjust detention in Iran. I will continue pushing for the release of civilians held hostage around the world & fighting on behalf of victims’ families. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori on way home to UK – BBC News

Stefanik (R-NY-21) 03/16/2022: Tweet – “Joe Biden’s new deal with Iran is a win for Putin.

Stefanik (R-NY-21) 03/16/2022: Tweet – “Joe Biden’s new deal with Iran will allow Putin to circumvent the impact of sanctions.

Stefanik (R-NY-21) 03/16/2022: Tweet – “UNAMERICAN Link to quoted tweet”. Also on GETTR

Stefanik (R-NY-21) 03/16/2022: Tweet – “Joe Biden’s new deal with Iran will allow Russia to circumnavigate sanctions imposed on them for Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. This can NOT happen.” Also on GETTR

Tenney (R-NY-22) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “Biden is working to negotiate a new Iran deal that could allow Russia to use Iran to evade sanctions. JCPOA 2.0 makes the US and the world less safe!

Tuberville (R-AL) 03/16/2022: Tweet – “If the Iran deal didn’t work in 2015, what does @POTUS think a new agreement will accomplish? It was a disaster then, and it’ll be even worse now. Link to video

Tuberville (R-AL) 03/16/2022: Retweet of @coachbrucepearl – “Coach, Iran would not even “allow” the United States in the room. Russia is negotiating this deal. Have we lost complete sight of who are our friends and who are our opponents? The world is more dangerous because our leaders are failing! @POTUS Link to quoted tweet

Waltz (R-FL-6) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “Biden must draw a clear red line to stop Putin from using WMDs. China, North Korea, and Iran are watching. Putin will continue to push unless he believes he will meet American steel. Read my @FoxNews op-ed  President Biden, give Russia a clear red line on weapons of mass destruction in Ukraine… | foxnews.com

Boyle (D-PA-2) 03/16/2022: Tweet – “Very happy to see, at last, #NazaninIsFree and on her way home. Well done to all those activists who fought for this day. Link to quoted tweet

Carey (R-OH-15) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “It is outrageous that the Biden Administration not only is negotiating a new deal that gives Iran access to nuclear weapons, but is allowing Russia to negotiate on his behalf. @GOPLeader is right, the President should walk away from the table and stand up for freedom! Link to quoted tweet

Fallon (R-TX-4) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “Russia and Iran have a long history of scheming to evade U.S. sanctions — a nuclear deal with Iran will just make this significantly easier.

Garcia (R-CA-25) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “Russia requested military supplies from their friend, China. The U.S. must watch China closely, just as they’re watching our every move. America can’t afford to reenter another weak JCPOA agreement while our adversaries are analyzing our strength. Russia asked China for military equipment, U.S. official says… | politico.com

Issa (R-CA-50) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “Time for Team Biden to give up the dream of a Rose Garden signing ceremony with Iran.

Long (R-MO-7) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “The Iranian missile strike demonstrates how erratic and dangerous Iran is. It is inconceivable that the Biden administration would entertain the idea of any nuclear capability in that country whatsoever. Iran strike on Iraq signals defiance to US allies in region – officials, experts say

Long (R-MO-7) 03/15/2022: Retweet of @mikepompeo – “Biden’s trying to revive the broken Iranian deal, offering to lift sanctions on the Ayatollah’s regime. Anyone who thinks that this is a path to stability in the Middle East & good for America’s national security is a fool.

McCaul (R-TX-10) 03/16/2022: Retweet of @foxnewsradio – “As talks of reviving the Iran nuclear deal commence, Russia demands the U.S. make exemptions to sanctions before moving forward. Texas Congressman @RepMcCaul joins to discuss why relying on Russia is dangerous when handling this high-stakes deal. FOX News Rundown… | listen.foxaud.io

Rogers (R-AL-3) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “Why is the Biden administration finalizing an agreement with a terrorist regime that is attempting to kill U.S. politicians and public servants on U.S. soil? U.S. intelligence shows Iran threats on U.S. soil, but Blinken and Schiff say this shouldn’t derail new nuclear deal… | cbsnews.com

Rouzer (R-NC-7) 03/16/2022: Tweet – “A new nuclear agreement with Iran is yet another pot of trouble brewing for the world. This Administration should not be negotiating with a terrorist regime that threatens Americans on U.S. soil. Link to quoted tweet

Scott (R-SC) 03/16/2022: Tweet – “As the largest state sponsor of terrorism, anything short of a total blockade of Iran’s nuclear program is unacceptable. The Biden administration cannot afford to lose any more leverage on the world stage.

Smith (D-WA-9) 03/15/2022: Twitter thread – “When the last administration withdrew from the JCPOA, I warned that withdrawal would not address Iran’s malign actions in the Middle East or prevent Tehran from getting a nuclear weapon. Continued efforts to restore the deal are challenging, but crucial. WSJ News Exclusive | U.S. Won’t Negotiate Ukraine-Related Sanctions with Russia to Save Iran Nuclear Deal Trump’s withdrawal from the JCPOA and his administration’s strategy of “maximum pressure” failed. With the United States out of the JCPOA, Iran reduced its breakout time for getting a nuclear weapon and doubled down on its malign activities throughout the region. The JCPOA included monitoring and verification measures for the global community to closely track Iran’s nuclear program, and it imposed limits on Iran’s ability to acquire a nuclear weapon. Withdrawing from the deal cleared these crucial roadblocks from Iran’s nuclear path. The JCPOA didn’t cover every instance of Iran’s rogue behavior – but it was better than no deal at all, and we should explore every possible opportunity alongside our allies and partners to return to it. We have to give diplomacy a chance, especially on subjects this important.

Stefanik (R-NY-21) 03/16/2022: Tweet – “Joe Biden’s new Iran deal will only benefit Vladimir Putin. His continued weakness on the world stage has only made our adversaries stronger. New Iran Nuclear Deal Will Create ‘Sanctions Evasion Hub for Putin,’ Experts Say | freebeacon.com

Stefanik (R-NY-21) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “We should NOT be negotiating another dangerous nuclear “deal” with the Terrorist State of Iran. The Biden administration is trying to use the Russia-Ukraine war as cover for a new nuclear deal with Iran | Fox News” Also on GETTR

Risch (R-ID) press release 3/14/22: 49 Senate Republicans Tell President Biden: An Iran Agreement Without Broad Congressional Support Will Not Survive; Tweets about the statement: Wicker (R-MS), Blunt (R-MO), Boozman (R-AR), Cornyn (R-TX), Cruz (R-TX), Ernst (R-IA), Hagerty (R-TN), Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Kennedy (R-LA), Kennedy (R-LA), Lankford (R-OK GETTR), Romney (R-UT), Rubio (R-FL), Thune (R-SD), Tillis (R-NC), Young (R-IN), Young (R-IN), Wicker (R-MS), Scott (R-SC), Risch (R-ID), Huizenga (R-MI-2), Shelby (R-AL)

Bacon (R-NE-2) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “I signed this letter. We cannot ignore that Iran is the leading exporter of terror & has approx a thousand ballistic missiles aimed at Allies. Any agreement that eventually legitimizes a future Iranian nuclear program is a non-starter. Any agreement should be voted on by Senate. Link to quoted tweet

Barr (R-KY-6) 03/14/2022: Twitter thread – “The Iran Deal (JCPOA) is STALLED. We were on the verge of another Biden foreign policy disaster. We must preempt the Admin’s desperate mission to reenter the JCPOA. Congress needs to pass my bill cutting off Fed funds to rejoin JCPOA unless the Senate ratifies the agreement. It’s time for Congress to reclaim its role in the treaty process laid out by the Constitution. Great reporting by @carinehajjar2, @NRO Any New Iran Deal Would Likely Only Be Temporary | National Review

Bilirakis (R-FL-12) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “With the instability Russia is causing on the international stage, I cannot fathom why we would contemplate doing business with Russia’s allies, like Iran. We absolutely should not re-enter the disastrous JCPOA, or Iran Nuclear Deal. Iran nuclear deal near, diplomats say… | axios.com

Blackburn (R-TN) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “How on earth is the Biden administration still going through with negations [sic] for a new Iran nuclear deal?

Blackburn (R-TN) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “Biden will be allowing funds to go toward terrorism if we return to the failed Iran Nuclear Deal.

Blackburn (R-TN) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “China is watching Russia’s invasion closely and will offer aid if it benefits their cause. Meanwhile, the U.S. is allowing Russia to dictate the terms of the Iran nuclear deal. Link to video

Cruz (R-TX) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “Vladimir Putin and the Ayatollah will be the major winners of the nuclear deal that the Biden administration hopes to strike with Iran. Link to video

Cruz (R-TX) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “Biden’s foreign policy has failed in Afghanistan and Ukraine. Now he is preparing to make a new catastrophic nuclear agreement with the Iranian regime – the same regime that chants Death to America, has killed hundreds of Americans, and conducts terrorism around the globe. Link to video

Fallon (R-TX-4) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “If Biden enters into a Russia-brokered nuclear agreement with Iran — Iran will be given renewed access to the SWIFT financial system, along with other undeserved incentives. This would be Russia’s get-out-of-jail-free card.

Gaetz (R-FL-1) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “The great challenge here is while the Biden Admin wants to virtue signal about Russian oil, they then want to replace Russian oil with Iranian oil. Iranian oil is stained with blood too, and that money will be used to either advance their nuclear program or buy Russian arms. Link to video”. Also on GETTR

Gimenez (R-FL-26) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “Biden should NOT be negotiating with Iran. No more negotiating with dictators and terrorists.

Gottheimer (D-NJ-5) 03/14/2022: Twitter thread – “We must ensure Iran — the world’s leading state-sponsor of terror — never obtains a nuclear weapon. Gottheimer Raises Concerns About Iran Nuclear Deal | North-JerseyNews.com I’m leading a bipartisan group of 21 Members of Congress urging the Administration to address concerns surrounding the looming nuclear agreement with Iran. As negotiators continue their work, we must not forget where money will be funneled if terrorist sanctions are lifted on Iran.

McCarthy (R-CA-23) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “We should not allow the rogue Iranian regime to have nuclear weapons. The Biden administration has made a dangerous mistake by negotiating with the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism. I’m about to deliver a speech about this terrible Iran deal: Live | House Republican Leader” Re-tweeted by Carey (R-OH-15), Gonzales (R-TX-23)

Murphy (D-CT) 03/14/2022: Retweet of @AndrewDesiderio – “Sen. @ChrisMurphyCT, who supports reviving JCPOA, responds to Senate GOP “It’s insane that Senate Republicans are urging President Biden to walk away from an agreement to rejoin the JCPOA. Their alternative—maintaining the maximum pressure strategy—has already proven a failure.” Link to quoted tweet

Murphy (D-CT) 03/14/2022: Murphy Statement on Securing a Nuclear Agreement with Iran

Reschenthaler (R-PA-14) 03/14/2022: Twitter thread – “The nuclear deal discussed by Russia, Iran, and the Biden Admin would unfreeze tens of billions in Iranian money and potentially remove the country’s designation as the largest state sponsor of terrorism. It wouldn’t restrict Iran’s missile program, terrorist groups in the region, or the nation’s ability to get a nuclear weapon. This nuclear deal is incomprehensible and asinine.

Risch (R-ID) 03/14/2022: Retweet of @RNCResearch – “Senator Jim Risch on Biden’s effort to revive the failed Iran nuclear deal: “The Iranians are sitting at the table, the Russians and the Chinese are in there. They don’t even let the U.S. delegation in that room.” “What could possibly go wrong?” Link to video

Simpson (R-ID-2) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “House Republicans agree — any future agreement with Iran must hold them accountable for their destructive actions. Let’s not make the same mistakes as the Obama administration. Read more here  Simpson Joins Letter Demanding Congress Has Role in New Iran Deal… | simpson.house.gov   Link to image” Re-tweeted by Simpson (R-ID-2)

Waltz (R-FL-6) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “Here’s what I’m hoping Jake Sullivan did NOT do with his Chinese counterpart today: 1. Share even more sensitive Intel with the CCP 2. Get lectured to by the CCP like he did in Alaska 3. Ask China to take over for Russia in negotiating an Iran deal.” Also on GETTR

Yarmuth (D-KY-3) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “Link to image   Link to quoted tweet

Young (R-IN) 03/15/2022: Retweet of @tonykatz – “Right Now on #TKT | America is ignoring the danger of working with Russia to create a bad nuclear deal in Iran. @SenToddYoung talks about the problem with the “deal” RIGHT NOW! Tune In! Welcome – 93.1FM WIBC @93wibc

Hawley (R-MO) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “What is going on here? Now Joe Biden is promising Russia a sweetheart deal with Iran? Link to quoted tweet

Bacon (R-NE-2) 03/14/2022: Retweet of @AIPAC – “Any future president can unilaterally reverse a previous administration’s agreement with Iran and reimpose sanctions on the regime. The best guarantee for a sustainable, long-term deal with Iran is one that has broad bipartisan Congressional support. Link to quoted tweet

Banks (R-IN-3) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “Really struggling to understand Biden’s motivation for re-entering dangerous Iran Nuclear Deal. Who’s pushing him to do this again? When GOP retakes majority I can guarantee we will do everything in our power to reimpose any and all sanctions on Iran lifted by Biden.” Re-tweeted by Gosar (R-AZ-4)

Banks (R-IN-3) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “Donald Trump was right to call Obama’s JCPOA “worst deal ever negotiated”. In so many ways Joe Biden’s new Iran Nuclear Deal is even worse. Why are so many Democrats going along with this?

Beyer (D-VA-8) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “An overlooked US foreign policy imperative: getting a nuclear agreement with Iran. Trump’s abrupt withdrawal from the JCPOA led Iran to continue developing their nuclear weapons program. Extremely important to get a good deal in place to halt that progress as soon as possible.

Blackburn (R-TN) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “The U.S. shouldn’t negotiate a new nuclear deal with Russia or Iran, period. WSJ News Exclusive | U.S. Won’t Negotiate Ukraine-Related Sanctions with Russia to Save Iran Nuclear Deal

Cotton (R-AR) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “Joe Biden should stop negotiating with the leading state sponsor of terror and start holding Iran accountable for its actions. Link to video

Ernst (R-IA) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “President Biden, walk away from the failed Iran Nuclear Deal. Link to video

Fallon (R-TX-4) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “Stop the nuclear talks with Iran immediately!

Garcia (R-CA-25) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “We’re not winning when we’re reactive. The steps we’re finally taking against Russia are too late. We should’ve been proactive in deterring Putin, and now we need to show our strength on the world stage with threats from China and Iran looming. Mike Garcia on The Morning Answer (March 11, 2022)… | youtube.com

Hagerty (R-TN) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “The Biden Admin simply does not understand the importance of leverage & strength in foreign policy. It can’t stop appeasing Iran even as the Iranian regime presses forward with plans for attacks against us in the Middle East & also on U.S. soil. Link to quoted tweet

Hagerty (R-TN) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “The Biden Administration has destroyed our energy independence, & then they’ve gone with hat in hand to Maduro or to Iran, the greatest sponsor of terror in the world. They want to deal with international killers to put oil on the market rather than our own American drillers. Link to video

Inhofe (R-OK) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “I joined 48 of my @SenateGOP colleagues to send a strong message to @POTUS on his reported Iran deal: This current deal does not have broad support in Congress, and we will not let it stand. Link to image

Issa (R-CA-50) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “For months, the Biden Administration has been crafting another nuclear deal with Iran. But we’re not meeting with the Mullahs face to face. The broker for the two sides has been — and I’m not making this up — Russia. Biden’s foreign policy makes zero sense.

Long (R-MO-7) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “This country can’t afford further embarrassment & instability abroad. We must end all Iranian nuclear negotiations! This administration’s foreign policy track record makes destabilization of the Middle East all but a certainty affecting our national security & that of our allies.

Long (R-MO-7) 03/13/2022: Retweet of @GeorgePapa19 – “Biden couldn’t oversee a successful mission against the Taliban in Afghanistan. Do you have confidence in the commander in chief to take on Russia, China and now Iran simultaneously?

McClain (R-MI-10) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “I call on President Biden to immediately halt negotiations with #Iran

Norman (R-SC-5) 03/13/2022: Retweet of @trish_regan – “Time to shelve that Iran nuclear deal.

Risch (R-ID) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “My @SenateGOP colleagues & I urge the administration, our Democrat colleagues & the international community to learn the lessons of the very recent past. An #Iran agreement that does not have strong bipartisan support in Congress will not survive. Full statement.  Link to quoted tweet” Re-tweeted by Crapo (R-ID)

Risch (R-ID) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “Happening soon: I’ll be joining @BretBaier on @FoxNews today at 2:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM MST, to discuss #Iran’s recent attack on U.S. interests in #Iraq, the Biden Admin’s efforts to rejoin the #JCPOA, & an update on #Russia’s war against #Ukraine. Be sure to tune in.

Risch (R-ID) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “Today, 49 Republicans told the Biden Admin they will not support the revived JCPOA, which, according to public reports, will weaken sanctions & lessen restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program. A deal of this magnitude must be ratified by Congress. 49 Senate Republicans Tell President Biden: An Iran Agreement Without Broad Congressional Support Will Not Survive | United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations” Re-tweeted by Barrasso (R-WY)

Stefanik (R-NY-21) 03/13/2022: GETTR Post – “Really?!? Why is the Biden State Department #2 serving as the spokesperson for Iranian terrorist propaganda? Joe Biden owns this horrific American weakness on the global stage. And the world is watching.”

Stefanik (R-NY-21) 03/13/2022: GETTR Post – “And the fact that the Biden State Department publicly came up with an excuse for Iran saying essentially they “didn’t mean it” is an international disgrace. We need American leadership on the world stage, not Joe Biden’s atrocious and dangerous weakness. #PeaceThruStrength Iran Claims Missile Attack on Iraq That Sent U.S. Troops Rushing for Shelter | wsj.com

Young (R-IN) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “Despite earlier promises to the contrary, the administration has failed to adequately consult with Congress on its attempts reach a new agreement with Iran. A major agreement that does not have strong bipartisan support in Congress will not survive. Link to image

Zeldin (R-NY-1) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “The absolute dumbest part of sprinting to Iran and Venezuela for oil when running away from Russia, is just how very rich the United States is in energy resources. We have the supply to take care of ourselves instead of begging dictators & terrorists.” Also on GETTR

Banks (R-IN-3) 03/12/2022: Tweet – “The Biden administration thinks school parents should be treated as terrorists, but not Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Disgraceful! Link to quoted tweet

Banks (R-IN-3) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “Hopefully many more Dems speak out against this incredibly dangerous deal that Joe Biden is hellbent on pushing with Iran. Republicans are united against it. Link to quoted tweet

Cornyn (R-TX) 03/13/2022: Retweet of @marcthiessen – “We’re negotiating with Iran … they attack us .. and we’re still negotiating? Link to quoted tweet

Crenshaw (R-TX-2) 03/12/2022: Tweet – “Stop the Russian mediated negotiations with Iran. Now. Link to quoted tweet

Gonzales (R-TX-23) 03/12/2022: Tweet – “Only a fool would negotiate with Iran as they attempt to kill Americans daily. Link to quoted tweet

Hinson (R-IA-1) 03/12/2022: Tweet – “Instead of asking foreign adversaries like Venezuela & Iran to produce more oil, the Administration should ramp up domestic production & turn to Iowa’s #biofuels community who stand ready to bolster our fuel supply & bring prices down at the pump. Rep. Hinson: Use Biofuels to Bring Down Cost of Gas Today… | hinson.house.gov

Issa (R-CA-50) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “Does the Biden Administration understand what happens when you trust the Mullahs in Iran? Or will the next attack convince them?

Issa (R-CA-50) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “It should have never been restarted, but today must be the end. Stop the negotiations with Iran.

Kinzinger (R-IL-16) 03/12/2022: Retweet of @no_itsmyturn – “Another video from missile launches from Khasabad military base in eastern Azerbaijan province of #Iran Link to video

LaTurner (R-KS-2) 03/12/2022: Tweet – “Following the ban on Russian oil, it’s vital that President Biden works to unleash energy production right here in America. I am proud to cosponsor multiple bills to ensure our nation does not turn to our adversaries, such as Iran or Venezuela, for our energy supply. Link to image

Long (R-MO-7) 03/12/2022: Retweet of @GeorgePapa19 – “Russia, China AND Iran are now all testing Biden. Simultaneously.

Long (R-MO-7) 03/12/2022: Retweet of @JackPosobiec – “Russia invades Ukraine. Saudi won’t return WH calls. Iran bombs a US compound. Gas prices going crazy. Inflation out of control. China eyeing Taiwan. Sure could go for some mean tweets right about now

Risch (R-ID) 03/13/2022: Twitter thread – “Biden refuses to submit an #Iran deal to Congress, as required by the Constitution. If you’re going to get this done, everybody needs to be on board & we need to have a good deal that is livable. Re-entering the #JCPOA isn’t even close. My full remarks: Risch on Fox News Sunday: We Need to Project Strength with Iran and Russia | United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations The administration has projected weakness throughout the #RussiaUkraineWar. It’s been too little, too late from the beginning. When you’re dealing w/ countries like #Russia & #Iran, if you project weakness, you’re going to have a real problem. Biden needs to project strength.

Roy (R-TX-21) 03/12/2022: Tweet – “Why is @JoeBiden negotiating with Iran? Link to quoted tweet

Roy (R-TX-21) 03/13/2022: Tweet – ““Civilian targets?” Link to quoted tweet

Roy (R-TX-21) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “Oh. Link to quoted tweet

Roy (R-TX-21) 03/13/2022: Retweet of @AndrewCMcCarthy – “Could we possibly stop stupid shit about how people are supposedly hopped up for war with Iran? Iran is at war with us — what we ‘want’ is not the point. Question is: What do we do about it? /1

Roy (R-TX-21) 03/13/2022: Tweet – ““We should not let an aggressive rogue terrorist regime like Iran have nuclear weapons.” #EndIranTalks Link to quoted tweet

Stefanik (R-NY-21) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “Really?!? Why is the Biden State Department #2 serving as the spokesperson for Iranian terrorist propaganda? Joe Biden owns this horrific American weakness on the global stage. And the world is watching. Link to quoted tweet

Stefanik (R-NY-21) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “And the fact that the Biden State Department publicly came up with an excuse for Iran saying essentially they “didn’t mean it” is an international disgrace. We need American leadership on the world stage, not Joe Biden’s atrocious and dangerous weakness. #PeaceThruStrength Link to quoted tweet

Stefanik (R-NY-21) 03/12/2022: GETTR Post – “We should NOT buy Iranian oil. We should BUY American oil.”

Tenney (R-NY-22) 03/13/2022: Tweet – “Trump’s maximum pressure campaign established deterrence and built unprecedented leverage. Biden’s appeasement projects weakness and invites aggression. Link to quoted tweet

Costa (D-CA-16) 03/11/2022: Tweet – “I joined a bipartisan group of colleagues urging the Biden Administration to address concerns surrounding ongoing nuclear deal negotiations with Iran. See the letter below Link to PDF | costa.house.gov

Luria (D-VA-2) 03/11/2022: Retweet of @RepJoshG – “Today, with @ElaineLuriaVA @TomReedNY23, I led a bipartisan group of 21 Members of Congress urging the Administration to address serious concerns surrounding the looming nuclear agreement with Iran — the world’s leading state-sponsor of terror. Link to image

Omar (D-MN-5) 03/11/2022: Retweet of @NegarMortazavi – “Republican @SenatorRisch demonizes an entire people claiming we never act in good faith. Also insults millions of Farsi-speakers (including many non-Iranians) claiming we don’t even have this phrase in our language. Racist + Xenophobic + False Link to video

Turner (R-OH-10) 03/11/2022: Retweet of @HouseGOP – “WATCH @RepMikeTurner on an Iran deal: “The fact that this administration is pursuing a deal with Iran at any cost..It certainly destabilizes the entire area..this president fails to see any item on his to do list as urgent & also takes policies that are contrary to our allies” Link to video



Cassidy (R-LA) 03/18/2022: Tweet – “Ukraine Gov’t told us Syrian Dictator Assad told Putin he will send 40k troops to fight in #PutinsWar. IRAN will help fund this with $ they get from a Nuclear Deal. Biden will be financing Zelenskyy’s potential defeat. US CANNOT SIGN ANOTHER BAD IRAN DEAL. Over 40,000 Syrians reportedly register to fight for Russia in Ukraine… | cbsnews.com

Cruz (R-TX) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “Powerful, and profoundly true. Link to quoted tweet

Gaetz (R-FL-1) 03/17/2022: Tweet – ““When you’re recruiting Syrians and Central African Republic citizens to come and fight for you, you’re not winning. (Vladimir Putin) does not have much wherewithal to continue this for that much longer.” -@MatthewTyrmand on @Firebrand_Pod Episode 31: How To End Putin’s War – Firebrand with Matt Gaetz… | rumble.com   Link to video” Also on GETTR

McCaul (R-TX-10) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “It was an honor to speak at Freedom for the Forgotten and remind the world of the Assad regime’s ongoing atrocities in Syria. I had the privilege to see Omar Alshogre, a survivor of Assad’s prisons who works to hold the regime accountable for crimes against the Syrian people. Link to image

Risch (R-ID) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “The grim discovery of mass graves in #Syria is further evidence that the brutal #Assad regime continues to document its war crimes, incl. widespread killing of civilians. In these sites, there is likely evidence of systemic torture. Where’s justice for the Syrian people? #Caesar Link to quoted tweet

Schumer (D-NY) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “Koch Industries shamefully continues to do business in Putin’s Russia—putting profits ahead of defending democracy It must stop @SenateDems, @RonWyden, & I are exploring legislation to add Russia to existing laws denying foreign tax credits for taxes paid to North Korea & Syria

Waltz (R-FL-6) 03/17/2022: Retweet of @FoxNews – “‘DRAW A CLEAR RED LINE’: We cannot afford to repeat the Obama-Biden administration’s Syria mistakes in Ukraine, GOP congressman says President Biden, give Russia a clear red line on weapons of mass destruction in Ukraine… | fxn.ws   Link to image

Deutch (D-FL-22) 03/15/2022: Twitter thread – “Today marks the 11th anniversary of the start of the Syrian revolution. 11 years of conflict, violence, displacement, and hardship. The humanitarian situation remains dire – 14.6 mil. people need humanitarian aid & more than 12 mil. people have been forced to leave their homes. What began w/ the Syrian people rising up to demand reform was met by the brutal oppression of the Assad regime with support from Russia and Iran. The Assad regime has murdered over 500k people & committed crimes against humanity, incl. torture and the use of chemical weapons. Congress & the US stand committed to supporting the Syrian people’s quest for dignity, freedom, & opportunity. We must demand accountability for atrocities committed and make clear we will not accept the normalization of this regime.

Kinzinger (R-IL-16) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “Today marks 11 years since the start of the Syrian War, and the brutality of Assad & the targeted attacks by his friend Putin continue. Joint statement with my Friends of a Free Syria Caucus co-chair @RepBrendanBoyle here: Kinzinger, Boyle Joint Statement on Syrian War Anniversary… | bit.ly   Link to image” Re-tweeted by Boyle (D-PA-2)

McCaul (R-TX-10) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “Today, LR @RepMcCaul is joining Syrian Emergency Task Force and @HolocaustMuseum at Freedom for the Forgotten to remind the world of the Assad regime’s ongoing atrocities in Syria. Register here to watch today at 4:30pmET Freedom for the Forgotten — Syrian Emergency Task Force… | syriantaskforce.org

Meeks (D-NY-5) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “LIVE tomorrow @ 3:00 PM the Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa and Global Counterterrorism holds a hearing on the humanitarian impact of 11 Years of war in Syria. 11 Years of War: The Humanitarian Impact of the Ongoing Conflict in Syria – Hearings – House Foreign Affairs Committee

Meeks (D-NY-5) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “CM @RepGregoryMeeks 11 years ago today, the #SyrianCivilWar began. We must continue to fight for an end to the violence and hold accountable those responsible for these horrific war crimes. Assad’s brutality must not be overlooked or forgotten. Impunity for War Crimes in Syria Casts a Grim Shadow Over Ukraine… | nytimes.com

Merkley (D-OR) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “March 15 is the 11th anniversary of Syrians peacefully rising up to demand dignity and freedom but today Syria lies in ruins b/c Russia bombed Syrian cities with the same brutal aggression that it is now pursuing in Ukraine. We must end Putin’s decades-long assault on democracy.

Wilson (R-SC-2) 03/15/2022: Retweet of @james_t_quinn – ““This rebuke of Biden’s Syria policy comes as the White House continues to negotiate a return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran — a deal with a key Assad backer that granted Damascus new funds to wage war against Syrian civilians.” @NRO On the 11th Anniversary of the Syrian Uprising, a Bipartisan Rebuke of Biden’s Assad Rapprochement | National Review

Graham (R-SC) 03/14/2022: Retweet of @seanhannity – “RUSSIA, SYRIA AND CHINA: Russia is reportedly asking China for both military and economic aid. PLUS, Putin is recruiting Syrian mercenaries as Russia’s invasion continues. TONIGHT on “Hannity,” Sen. @LindseyGrahamSC and @Gen_JackKeane will discuss.

Risch (R-ID) 03/14/2022: Twitter thread – “Tomorrow marks 11 years since the start of the conflict in #Syria. Since 2011, dictator Bashar al-#Assad, backed by #Russia and #Iran, has overseen a campaign of death & destruction so horrific that @UN stopped counting deaths in 2014. Risch: We Can, and Must, Do More for Syrians | United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations After 11 years of bombs, chemical weapons attacks, & countless air strikes, U.S. partners now appear to be bringing #Assad back into the int’l fold. Biden must stop enabling them & ensure U.S. policy toward #Syria is consistent with our values, ensuring Assad never rehabilitates.

Risch (R-ID) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “Events in #Ukraine serve as a reminder of the consequences of failing to hold dictators accountable. #Russia is deploying the same tactics it used in #Syria in Ukraine. The int’l community should learn from our mistakes. We can & must do more. Risch: We Can, and Must, Do More for Syrians | United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Risch (R-ID) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “The use of chemical weapons is despicable. The U.S. and international community failed to enforce a red line on their use against civilians in #Syria— we must not fail on this again. Impunity for Syria War Crimes Casts Shadow Over Ukraine – The New York Times” Re-tweeted by Risch (R-ID)

Wilson (R-SC-2) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “On the 11th anniversary of the Syrian Revolution, grateful to introduce this bipartisan resolution w/ @RepGonzalez. The criminal Assad regime, propped up by Russia and Iran, must answer for its crimes against humanity. #StoptheKillinginSyria Link to image

Kinzinger (R-IL-16) 03/11/2022: Retweet of @Charles_Lister – “This morning, #Putin told his national security team that #Russia should begin accepting ‘volunteers’ from the #MiddleEast, to fight in #Ukraine. Now we have this video, shared by #Moscow, that appears to include [some] #Assad Republican Guard personnel: Link to video

Kinzinger (R-IL-16) 03/12/2022: Tweet – “So Russia can bring in Syria and Belarus, Ukraine can’t because escalation… Link to quoted tweet

Stevens (D-MI-11) 03/11/2022: Tweet – “Is someone going to tell Madison @CawthornforNC ? Link to quoted tweet

Waltz (R-FL-6) 03/11/2022: Tweet – “More cannon fodder for Putin… Link to quoted tweet



Castro (D-TX-20) 03/16/2022: Retweet of @jsrailton – “NEW: law bans US spies ?? from turning mercenary right after leaving gov. Direct result of reporting by @joel_schectman & @Bing_Chris on how UAE hired ex NSA folks to hack for them. Congrats to @JoaquinCastrotx who introduced the legislation. U.S. bars ex-spies from becoming ‘mercenaries,’ following Reuters series… | reuters.com   Link to image



McCollum (D-MN-4) 03/15/2022: Retweet of @DAWNmenaorg – ““DAWN is grateful to the senior US officials who put the Jordanian government on notice that they were monitoring Risheq’s case closely, particularly to Congresswoman @BettyMcCollum04 who sent a letter to the Jordanian Ambassador to the US,” @raedjarrar. Jordan: Court Dismisses Criminal “Cybercrime” Suit, Lifts Travel Ban, Against DAWN’s Arabic Media Director Taghreed Risheq… | dawnmena.org   Link to image

McCollum (D-MN-4) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “Very pleased that Jordanian officials have decided to drop the charges against Taghreed Risheq. I was pleased to work in partnership with @DAWNmenaorg to protect the free speech rights of this Jordanian American citizen. Link to quoted tweet



Levin (D-MI-9) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “I signed @RepTedLieu’s letter to @USAmbUN urging establishment of a UN human rights monitoring & reporting mechanism on Egypt. Since 2013, human rights violations in Egypt have gone almost unchecked. Impunity has only led to further repression, and it’s past time to do something.

Lieu (D-CA-33) 03/11/2022: Tweet – “The UN must do more to address the human rights crisis in #Egypt. Led 14 other Members of the Egypt Human Rights Caucus in calling for @UN_HRC to establish a monitoring and reporting mechanism on Egypt. Our letter to @USAmbUN: Link to image

Paul (R-KY) 03/11/2022: Tweet – ““The U.S. really should not be providing weapons to countries that abuse their citizens as badly as Egypt does. Maybe Biden should look to Paul for some moral guidance.” Sen. Rand Paul takes a stand against Egyptian arms deal… | washingtonexaminer.com


Saudi Arabia

Biggs (R-AZ-5) 03/16/2022: Tweet – “Biden has taken a wrecking ball to our nation’s economy. Saudi Arabia is now considering pricing oil sales with Chinese currency over the U.S. dollar. Our economy is in terrible shape and our Chinese counterparts are benefiting. Saudi Arabia considering pricing oil sales with Chinese currency over US dollars: Report… | washingtonexaminer.com

Blackburn (R-TN) 03/16/2022: Tweet – “Saudi Arabia wants to use Communist China’s Digital Yuan for oil sales. Our adversaries are using this opportunity to dismiss the U.S., and they will continue to do so as long as Biden allows them to.

Murphy (D-CT) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “While everyone’s eyes were glued to Ukraine, Saudi Arabia performed a mass execution of 81 people, including those accused of participating in political demonstrations. Abhorrent. Saudi Arabia Puts 81 to Death, Despite Promises to Curb Executions… | nytimes.com

Sessions (R-TX-17) 03/16/2022: Retweet of @WTAW1620 – “ICYMI: Congressman @PeteSessions discussed Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s address to Congress, inflation, unemployment, talks with Saudi Arabia about oil, and more: Congressman Pete Sessions on WTAW – WTAW | 1620AM & 94.5FM

Gallego (D-AZ-7) 03/15/2022: Twitter thread – “Why do we still have bases in Saudi Arabia? They have been useless as an ally in the most important of times. Link to quoted tweet Forgot to tag @SaudiEmbassyUSA

Greene (R-GA-14) 03/15/2022: Twitter thread – “1. This is extremely dangerous for the dollar right as Democrats consider revoking Russia’s MFN status, which will drive Russia even more to China’s Yuan. And war sanctions are going to hurt people of many countries by driving inflation and food shortages. But won’t stop Putin. Link to quoted tweet 2. Biden has failed miserably in handling the #RussiaUkraine war. His weak leadership is going to end up with a devalued dollar and two world competing currencies (Dollar vs Yuan), America last energy policies that will leave us in the dark, and a devastated economy. 3. Even more concerning is Biden and the Democrats goal of moving to a digital dollar once they soon over-regulate Crypto currency, which is coming. I am strongly opposed to this. 4. First it was nonstop panic driving news about covid and now it’s nonstop panic driving news about war in Ukraine. It’s all being used to pressure our weak leaders into MORE unnecessary spending and bad decisions that all lead to disastrous America last consequences. 5. Our country’s leaders need to grow courage and put Americans first in every way before it’s too late and we are all suffering awful unintended (maybe intended) consequences. A worthless dollar, world war, and a new world order. #AmericaLast

Hagerty (R-TN) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “If this report is true, it is deeply troubling. Maintaining confidence in the U.S. Dollar should be of paramount importance to the Biden Administration, and this would be a devastating development. Link to quoted tweet

Herrell (R-NM-2) 03/07/2022: (GETTR) – “Pop quiz: to offset the cost of divesting from Russian oil and gas (a good idea!) the Biden administration is… 1) expanding and promoting American domestic energy or 2) coming crawling to other authoritarian governments around the globe Possible Biden Saudi Arabia trip could mean embracing oil, ignoring brutality | t.co

Waltz (R-FL-6) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “Big step for the CCP to erode the US dollar (and make their economy sanction-proof). Link to quoted tweet

Cruz (R-TX) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “Helluva job, Biden. Link to quoted tweet

Burchett (R-TN-2) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “This is what happens when you negotiate from weakness and not a position of strength. Saudi Arabia invites China’s Xi to visit Riyadh: report… | thehill.com

Blackburn (R-TN) 03/13/2022: In reply to Tweet – “@donwinslow I’ll just leave this here… Suspected terrorists crossing border ‘at a level we have never seen before,’ outgoing Border Patrol chief says… | news.yahoo.com

Boebert (R-CO-3) 03/12/2022: Tweet – “We never did find out if Saudi Arabia or the UAE ever ended up returning Joe Biden’s phone calls. I still never thought I’d live to see the day foreign leaders ghost the President of the United States.

Nehls (R-TX-22) 03/12/2022: Retweet of @TheDailyShow – “Biden can’t get MBS to pick up his calls. Say what you want, but this would never happen to Trump… Link to video

Omar (D-MN-5) 03/12/2022: Retweet of @sarahleah1 – “The faces and names of some of the 81 men executed by Saudi today. Ukraine crisis a good time to get away with this insanity. Just dont forget y’all: once a murderer, always a murderer. Link to quoted tweet

Owens (R-UT-4) 03/12/2022: Tweet – “Even a (liberal) broken clock is right twice a day… Trevor Noah Lambasts Biden over Report Saudis Ignored His Call: ‘This Would Have Never Happened to Trump. Never’… | breitbart.com via @BreitbartNews

Castro (D-TX-20) 03/11/2022: Twitter thread – “This week, the House and Senate passed a federal spending bill that includes major provisions I pushed for to strengthen American leadership & lift up communities around the world.   Here are some of the pieces I’m most excited about as our bill heads to President Biden’s desk…We say that Saudi Arabia is an ally but their government has consistently failed to control extremist ideologies.   This bill requires the Director of National Intelligence to shine a light on Saudi Arabia’s role in spreading extremism by reporting to Congress. When the United States provides security assistance to another country, we have a responsibility to ensure that it is not being used to violate human rights.   I’m glad to see that this bill requires a report I called for to document human rights violations by these nations.

Durbin (D-IL) 03/11/2022: Tweet – “I welcome the release of Raif Badawi after 10 tragic years in Saudi prison and hope he can reunite with his family in Canada as soon as possible. Saudi Blogger, Jailed and Flogged for Liberal Views, Is Freed From Prison… | nytimes.com

McGovern (D-MA-2) 03/11/2022: Tweet – “Couldn’t be happier that courageous blogger & #DefendingFreedoms prisoner of conscience @Raif_Badawi has been released after years of unjust imprisonment in #SaudiArabia! He must be allowed to reunite w/ his wife & children ASAP. @USAinKSA @SaudiEmbassyUSA Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who advocated for a secular society, freed after 10 years… | theguardian.com

Risch (R-ID) 03/11/2022: Tweet – “I welcome the release of #Saudi blogger #RaifBadawi after a decade in prison. This is a good step. Saudi authorities should also lift any restrictions on his release, including the travel ban, to ensure he can reunite with his family in #Canada. #Raifisfree

Rubio (R-FL) 03/11/2022: Tweet – “Pleased to see the #Saudi government has finally released human rights activist Raif Badawi. After 10 years of horrific abuse and wrongful detainment, Sen. Rubio hopes Raif will soon be reunited with his family and the campaign to #FreeRaif will conclude. Link to quoted tweet



Gallego (D-AZ-7) 03/16/2022: In reply to Tweet – “@joshtpm It is because Turkey hasn’t closed the straits into the Black Sea. Link to reply @sezgin__g @joshtpm Sorry you are right. That was not intentional. What I meant to say was that Turkey controls the straits and Russia doesn’t want it closed to them permanently.

Pallone (D-NJ-6) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “Erdogan’s desire to purchase military equipment from Russia & his affinity for human rights abusers like Putin & Aliyev shows that he doesn’t care about NATO values. He cannot be trusted as an ally & the U.S. should not approve any weapons sales to him. Erdogan says too early to comment on more Russian arms purchases given Ukraine war… | reuters.com

Gaetz (R-FL-1) 03/14/2022: Tweet – “Turkey is Turkey First Link to quoted tweet

Fitzpatrick (R-PA-1) 03/13/2022: Twitter thread – “.@POTUS, thousands of civilians, predominantly women and children, are being slaughtered in Ukraine. Can you please explain your insistence with telling the enemy what you are NOT willing to do? (1/13)… (6/13) Allow Ukraine’s neighbors to provide the defensive equipment that they’ve requested: MiG-29 fighter jets (Poland has offered), TB2 UAV Drones (Turkey has offered), and S-300 missile defense systems (Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Croatia have offered)…”

Kinzinger (R-IL-16) 03/11/2022: Retweet of @KyivIndependent – “Erdogan: West could have stopped Russia in 2014. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the insufficient response from the West to the Russian invasion of Crimea in 2014 led to Russia’s current full-scale war.



Deutch (D-FL-22) 03/15/2022: Twitter thread – “Tomorrow the int’l community will commit funds to address Yemen’s dire humanitarian crisis at a high-level pledging event. I led a letter w @RepGregoryMeeks, @RepJoeWilson, & bipartisan @HouseForeign members to @SecBlinken, @PowerUSAID advocating US leadership & robust support. Link to image The conflict in Yemen has caused over 375k deaths and left 16 million Yemenis facing acute hunger. January saw the highest civilian casualty rate in over 3 years. Robust int’l commitments to support humanitarian assistance in Yemen are more necessary now than ever. While it is of the utmost importance that all parties work quickly towards a UN-brokered ceasefire and an inclusive political settlement, the int’l community has an obligation to address the humanitarian devastation that exists in the country. The US must lead this response.

Meeks (D-NY-5) 03/15/2022: Tweet – “CM @RepGregoryMeeks: Proud to join @RepTedDeutch @RepJoeWilson & @HouseForeign members calling for US leadership & support at tomorrow’s donor conference. Given Yemen’s continued humanitarian crisis, we must redouble our efforts to bring about an end to the war. #YemenCantWait Link to quoted tweet



Leahy (D-VT) 03/17/2022: Tweet – “On 3/15, @POTUS signed a new spending bill which includes aid for Morocco and for the Western Sahara. It also reaffirms support for a UN process that achieves a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution in accordance with UN resolutions. Assistance For Morocco And For Western Sahara | U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont