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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

REP. LIEU STATEMENT ON SUBCOMMITTEE PASSAGE OF BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN U.S.-ISRAEL ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP

June 29, 2017
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued a statement following passage of H. Res. 218 by the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa.  The resolution recognizes the economic accomplishments of the U.S.-Israel economic partnership and supports enhanced collaboration across a variety of sectors within the science and technology sphere.  The resolution has 72 bipartisan cosponsors and has now been sent to the full House Foreign Affairs Committee for further consideration.

“The U.S.-Israel economic partnership has become one of the most exciting aspects of the bilateral relationship. Our joint research institutions are collaborating on life-changing medical breakthroughs, and our technology sectors are fueling ground-breaking innovations from Silicon Beach to Silicon Wadi.  In March, I was proud to introduce this legislation to send strong, bipartisan support for deepening U.S.-Israel cooperation in promising fields like energy, water conservation, neurotechnology and cybersecurity.  Today, I applaud my Foreign Affairs Subcommittee colleagues on passing this legislation and I ultimately look forward to its final passage on the House Floor.”

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