Today, Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-GA-12) and Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) introduced a resolution reaffirming the importance of the U.S.'s economic relationship with Israel. The resolution highlights the many ways U.S.-Israel economic cooperation has benefited both countries, including encouraging technological innovation and scientific advancement.
Upon introduction, Rep. Allen said:
"I am proud to join Congressman Lieu today as we work in a bipartisan manner to introduce H. Res 324, which recognizes the significance of our nation's strong and meaningful economic relationship with the state of Israel. Israel has been one of our most beloved allies and we must continue to stand in solidarity with this beacon of democracy. I look forward to advancing our mutually beneficial friendship and partnership with Israel for years to come."
Upon introduction, Rep. Lieu said:
"Israel is one of our strongest allies, largely because our shared values encourage democracy, openness and innovation. As a robust trade partner, Israel has supported American interests in a variety of fields such as cybersecurity, clean energy and agriculture. Through trade and knowledge-sharing, Israel has been a profoundly important relationship for the United States. I'm grateful to partner with Congressman Allen on this bipartisan resolution that demonstrates our commitment to continue to work with and support this thriving partnership."