IM Issue 59 – June 2012

US House Votes To Raise Security Ties With Israel

The US House of Representatives on May 9th overwhelmingly passed bipartisan legislation that reaffirms and enhances US policy commitments to Israel’s security. The United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012, which was sponsored by House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (RVa.) and House Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), passed by a vote of 411-2. The two members that voted against the legislation were Reps. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and John Dingell (D-Mich.). Also, nine members of the House voted “present” on the legislation.

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