03.10.16

Foreign Relations Committee Approves Senator David Perdue’s Bipartisan Bill To Strengthen U.S.-Israel Economic Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Senate Foreign Relations Committee today unanimously approved bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) to strengthen the economic accomplishments of the U.S.-Israel economic partnership and support new agreements for collaboration across a variety of sectors within the technology sphere.  

“At a time when so many in the world are trying to boycott, divest, and sanction Israel, it is important to highlight the importance of our relationship with this great ally,” said Senator Perdue. “Not only do we work with Israel on security issues, but we also have an amazing economic partnership that deserves our attention and support. Our economic ties with Israel sustain over 250,000 high paying American jobs, and Israel’s investment in the U.S. is larger than that from China, Russia, or even India. This resolution recognizes this robust economic relationship, and encourages the administration to explore new opportunities for collaboration and to expand existing forums of economic dialogue with Israel.”

Co-sponsors of the bill include U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chris Coons (D-DE), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Jon Tester (D-MT). S. Res. 383 will now go before the U.S. Senate for consideration.