Following the election of Representative Dean Phillips (MN-03) as Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia, Democratic Majority for Israel President & CEO Mark Mellman released the following statement:
“Democratic Majority for Israel extends its sincerest congratulations to Rep. Dean Phillips on his election as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia. Rep. Phillips embodies the values and principles of a pro-Israel Democrat, and we applaud his commitment to upholding the 10-year security assistance Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. and Israel, opposing the antisemitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement, and preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
“Rep. Phillips has consistently demonstrated his support for the U.S.-Israel relationship, and we are confident that he will continue to do so in this new role. We look forward to continuing to work with him to advance a pro-Israel agenda in Congress and on this important subcommittee.
“We also congratulate Rep. Kathy Manning (NC-06), a proud pro-Israel champion in Congress, on her selection as Vice Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.”