WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee – co-led a bipartisan, bicameral congressional trip to Tel Aviv in support of Israel. Sen. Moran met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and families who have loved ones being held hostage by Hamas.
“I traveled to Israel and met with Prime Minister Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders to show the United States’ support of our ally,” said Sen. Moran. “Meeting with the families of hostages in Hamas captivity was a sobering reminder of the fears and pain many families are still facing and the urgency of finding solutions for hostages to be safely returned. Congress and the administration must act to provide Israel with aid and enforce sanctions against Iran to prevent their growing support for terrorist organizations that threaten Israel, our allies and the world.”
Sen. Moran traveled to Tel Aviv with a delegation that included Sen. Hoeven (R-N.D), Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas), Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) and other members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Sens. Moran and Hoeven presented Prime Minister Netanyahu with a signed copy of S.Res.417, a resolution in support of Israel that passed the Senate unanimously last month.