Chairman McCaul Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Delegation to IsraelPress Release
Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) led a bipartisan, bicameral congressional delegation with Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS), House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY), Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), and Reps. Lawler (R-NY), John James (R-MI), Madeleine Dean (D-PA), Mike Lawler (R-NY), Jared Moskowitz (D-FL), and Max Miller (R-OH) to Israel one month after Hamas’ brutal attacks against innocent Israelis. During the trip, members of the delegation met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant to discuss Hamas’ war crimes against Israel, ongoing attacks against Israel by Iran-backed proxies throughout the Middle East, and the need for continued and steadfast support from the United States. The delegation was then joined by U.S. Deputy Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs Steven Gillen as they met with some family members of the 240 hostages currently being held in Gaza.
“I was proud to lead a bipartisan, bicameral delegation for historic meetings with Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Gallant as Israel is fighting for its survival,” said Chairman McCaul. “The Prime Minister reminded me of Churchill in his moral and strategic clarity about the stakes of this campaign. I share his conviction that Israel’s fight is truly a battle between barbarism and civilization – and civilization must win. The Prime Minister told us they need three things from America: ammo, ammo, ammo. I urge Congress to work quickly to pass legislation that will get Israel the tools it needs to win this war.”
Chairman McCaul and Ranking Member Meeks presented Prime Minister Netanyahu with their bipartisan resolution affirming American support of Israel and condemning Hamas. The resolution was the most cosponsored resolution in history. Read the full text of the resolution here.
Chairman McCaul led a bipartisan meeting with members of the delegation and Prime Minister Netanyahu.
Chairman McCaul is greeted by Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant.
Members of Congress meet with Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant.
Chairman McCaul’s delegation was joined by Deputy Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs Steven Gillen as they met with family members of people currently held hostage in Gaza.
Members comfort family members of some of the 240 hostages still held by Hamas.