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  • Amid declining Jewish caucus in Congress, rising concerns over communal influence

    September 9, 2014 | 3:33 pm

    From 31 in 2009 to a likely 19 in January, the unofficial Jewish caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives is shrinking fast.

    Jewish lawmakers have traditionally been the first stop for Jewish lobbyists seeking inroads for their issues, including Israel, preserving the social...

  • House letter against Iran sanctions garners half of Democrats

    February 13, 2014 | 5:03 pm

    Half of the Democratic caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives signed on to a letter opposing any legislative action on Iran sanctions with talks underway.

    “A bill or resolution that risks fracturing our international coalition or, worse yet, undermining our credibility in...

  • House members urge Obama to advance 2-state solution

    April 12, 2012 | 7:41 am

    A J Street-backed letter from 74 Congressional lawmakers urged President Obama to reaffirm support for a two-state solution in the Middle East.

    The members of the U.S. House of Representatives, all Democrats, signed on to what was the key agenda item during J Street’s advocacy...