KATIE BRITT, Senator for Alabama

Washington, D.C., July 18, 2023 – U.S. Senator Katie Britt (R-Ala.) today joined U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and 16 colleagues in introducing a resolution reaffirming American support for Israel and specifically emphasizing that Congress does not view Israel as a “racist state” and rejects all forms of antisemitism and xenophobia.

In addition to Senators Britt and Cotton, this resolution is co-sponsored by Senators John Boozman (R-Ark.), Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John Hoeven (R-N.Dak.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), Eric Schmitt (R-Mo), Kevin Cramer (R-N.Dak.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), J.D. Vance (R-Ohio), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.).

“In a region full of dangerous adversaries, Israel is a shining beacon of freedom. America has no more reliable strategic partner or stronger friend. As Alabamians, we’re incredibly proud of the fact that our state was the first to recognize Israel as a nation more than 75 years ago. In the Senate, I’m proud to carry on that tradition of strong, mutually beneficial support,” said Senator Katie Britt.

Tuesday evening, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the resolution, authored in the lower chamber by Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11), on a vote of 412—9—1. The full text of the resolution can be found here.

Israeli President Isaac Herzog will address a joint session of Congress on Wednesday.