02.05.19

Senator David Perdue Supports Israel, Middle East Allies

Senate Passes Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, comments on the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan package that expands support for Israel and other allies in the Middle East:

“Israel is America’s closest and strongest ally in the Middle East. On my first international trip as a U.S. Senator, I met with Prime Minister Netanyahu and personally expressed the United States’ strong support for our friend Israel. Their country faces constant attacks from Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas, and other terrorist groups in the region. We should take every opportunity to stand shoulder to shoulder with Israel, Jordan, and other allies who partner with us to strengthen security in the most volatile part of the world. While I am disappointed that some have used this process for political posturing, ultimately, this bipartisan package is critical to advancing our long-term strategy in the Middle East.”

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Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.