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Austin, TX – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul has released the following statement in response to the Biden administration’s report required by National Security Memorandum 20. The report provided an assessment of certain countries who received U.S. security assistance, including Israel.

“NSM-20 serves no purpose other than to provide political cover to the president with his base. I am not surprised the administration concluded Israel is in compliance as this self-imposed reporting requirement is wholly redundant and unnecessary, and only contributes to politically-motivated anti-Israel sentiment. Hamas started this war with their October 7th attack that murdered 1,200 people. And Hamas has maximized the civilian death toll through its systemic use of human shields. Now is the time for the United States to stand with our ally Israel and ensure they have the tools they need to quickly defeat the terrorists who pose a threat to their very existence.”