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Connolly, Krishnamoorthi, Himes, 41 Members Send Letter to President Biden Expressing Support for Two-State Solution Between Israel and Palestine

Today, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) joined Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT), and a delegation of 41 other members in sending a letter to President Biden expressing support for a two-state solution as the only viable path for sustainable peace between the Israeli and Palestinian people. The letter also requests the Biden Administration to outline a strategy to marshal international, and ultimately, Israeli and Palestinian support to successfully implement a two-state solution.

In the letter to President Biden, the group writes, “We remain steadfast in our congressional support for a long-term solution, and urge you to provide Congress with your Administration’s strategy to bring peace to a decades-long conflict. We realize that a two-state solution is not possible until those who planned and conducted the October 7 attack are brought to justice and the 132 hostages are released. Therefore, we respectfully request that you provide an update on U.S. diplomatic, economic, and security measures involved in your Administration’s strategy to address these significant barriers.”

Reps. Bera (D-CA), Beyer (D-VA), Blumenauer (D-OR), Brownley (D-CA), Caraveo (D-CO), Carbajal (D-CA), Carson (D-IN), Casten (D-IL), Castro (D-TX), Chu (D-CA), Courtney (D-CT), Davids (D-KS), Dean (D-PA), DelBene (D-WA), Dingell (D-MI), Escobar (D-TX), Foster (D-IL), Garamendi (D-CA), Gomez (D-CA), Hayes (D-CT), Kaptur (D-OH), Larson (D-CT), Lee (D-CA), Leger Fernandez (D-NM), Magaziner (D-RI), McCollum (D-MN), McGarvey (D-KY), McGovern (D-MA), Menendez (D-NJ), Moulton (D-MA), Nickel (D-NC), Norton (D-DC), Plaskett (D-VI), Porter (D-CA), Quigley (D-IL), Swalwell (D-CA), Thanedar (D-MI), Tokuda (D-HI), Watson Coleman (D-NJ), and Wild (D-PA) also signed onto the letter.

Text of the letter is available here.
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