Issue Position: Israel & The Middle East

Issue Position

Date: Jan. 1, 2016
Issues: Foreign Affairs

Patrick has long been a strong supporter of our sacred ally, Israel. He understands maintaining the partnership we have with Israel promotes peace in the Middle East and protects the national security of both nations.

Patrick opposed the disastrous deal with Iran last summer and voted to prevent President Obama from lifting any sanctions on the Iranian regime. He also voted to express the sense of Congress that President Obama failed to properly follow the Iran Nuclear Review Act by failing to reveal the details of the secret side deals.

Patrick has been a leader in Congress on supporting Israel, including sending letters to the United Nations about Hamas's rocket arsenal and use of human shields, urging stricter sanctions on Iran, and voted to increase sanctions on Hezbollah.