Reaffirming the United States' commitment to a negotiated settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, and for other purposes.

H.RES.268
Introduced: 
May 13, 2011
112
First
July 7, 2011
Passed in House

356 cosponsors

Reaffirms the U.S. law which prohibits assistance to any PA unity government including Hamas unless that government and all of its ministers accept Israel’s right to exist and agree to abide by all previous agreements signed with Israel and the U.S. The House further states its firm belief that the unity government must also formally forswear terrorism.

Calls upon the Obama administration to announce that it will veto any U.N. Security Council resolution on Palestinian statehood that is not the result of an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. Affirms that efforts to pursue recognition of a Palestinian state outside of negotiations with Israel will harm U.S.-Palestinian relations and have serious implications for U.S. economic and security assistance to the PA.

Passage of this resolution was a top priority of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). On the final day of its 2011 policy conference, AIPAC activists held scheduled meetings with 426 of 435 members of the House, all 100 Senators, and/or their staffs. This resolution and its Senate companion measure, S. Res. 185 of 5/16/11, were among the four ‘asks’ the activists were instructed to make of their Senators and Representatives during the lobbying day.

Passed in House 407-6-13.

See also: companion measure S. Res. 185 of 5/16/11;

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Cutting assistance to a unity government with Hamas: H.R. 1 of 2/11/11, H.R. 1473 of 4/11/11, H. Res. 244 of 5/3/11, H.R. 2055 5/31/11, H.R. 2457 of 7/7/11, H.R. 2583 of 7/19/11 and H.R. 3671 of 12/14/11.

Cutting PA assistance over statehood: H.R. 1592 of 4/15/11, and S. 1601 of 9/22/11.

Further measures on statehood: H. Res. 314 of 6/16/11, H. Res. 394 of 9/8/11, and H.R. 2893 of 9/12/11.

AIPAC’s legislative priorities: H.R. 1540 of 4/14/11, S. Res. 180 of 5/11/11, H.R. 1905 of 5/13/11, S. 1048 of 5/23/11, and S. Amdt. 1414 to S. 1867 of 11/15/11.

Sponsor/Cosponsors:

Gary Ackerman(D-)Sandy Adams(R-FL)Robert Aderholt(R-AL)Todd Akin(R-MO)Rodney Alexander(R-LA)Jason Altmire(D-PA)Robert Andrews(D-NJ)Steve Austria(R-OH)Joe Baca(D-CA)Michele Marie Bachmann(R-MN)Spencer Bachus(R-AL)Louis Barletta(R-PA)John Barrow(D-GA)Roscoe Bartlett(R-MD)Joe Barton(R-TX)Karen Bass(D-CA)Charles Bass(R-NH)Rick Berg(R-ND)Shelly Berkley(D-NV)Howard Berman(D-CA)Judy Biggert(R-IL)Brian Bilbray(R-CA)Gus Bilirakis(R-FL)Timothy Bishop(D-)Rob Bishop(R-UT)Sanford Jr Bishop(D-GA)Diane Black(R-TN)Marsha Blackburn(R-TN)Jo Bonner(R-AL)Mary Bono Mack(R-CA)Madeleine Bordallo(D-)Dan Boren(D-OK)Leonard Boswell(D-IA)Kevin Brady(R-TX)Robert Brady(D-PA)Bruce Braley(D-IA)Paul Jr. Broun(R-GA)Corrine Brown(D-FL)Vernon Buchanan(R-FL)Larry Bucshon(R-IN)Ann Marie Buerkle(R-NY)Michael Burgess(R-TX)Dan Burton(R-IN)Ken Calvert(R-CA)Dave Camp(R-MI)John Campbell(R-CA)Francisco Canseco(R-TX)Shelly Moore Capito(R-WV)Dennis Cardoza(D-CA)Russ Carnahan(D-MO)John Carney(D-DE)John Carter(R-TX)Bill Cassidy(R-LA)Kathy Castor(D-FL)Steve Chabot(R-OH)Jason Chaffetz(R-UT)Ben Chandler(D-KY)Donna Christensen(D-VI)Judy Chu(D-CA)David Cicilline(D-RI)Hansen Clarke(D-MI)William Clay Jr(D-MO)Emanuel Cleaver(D-MO)Howard Coble(R-NC)Mike Coffman(R-CO)Stephen Cohen(D-TN)Mike Conaway(R-TX)Gerry Connolly(D-VA)Jim Cooper(D-TN)Jim Costa(D-CA)Jerry Costello(D-IL)Joe Courtney(D-CT)Chip Cravaack(R-MN)Rick Crawford(R-AR)Ander Crenshaw(R-FL)Mark S. Critz(D-PA)Joseph Crowley(D-)Henry Cuellar(D-TX)John Culberson(R-TX)Susan Davis(D-CA)Danny Davis(D-IL)Peter DeFazio(D-OR)Diana DeGette(D-CO)Rosa Delauro(D-CT)Jeff Denham(R-CA)Charlie Dent(R-PA)Scott DesJarlais(R-TN)Ted Deutch(D-FL)Mario Diaz-Balart(R-FL)Norm Dicks(D-WA)Robert Dold(R-IL)Joe Donnelly(D-IN)David Dreier(R-CA)Sean Duffy(R-WI)Jeff Duncan(R-SC)John Duncan Jr(R-TN)Renee Ellmers(R-NC)Eliot Engel(D-)Blake Farenthold(R-TX)Chaka Fattah(D-PA)Bob Filner(D-CA)Steven Fincher(R-TN)Michael Fitzpatrick(R-PA)Jeff Flake(R-AZ)Chuck Fleischmann(R-TN)John C. Fleming(R-LA)Bill Flores(R-TX)Randy Forbes(R-VA)Jeffrey Lane Fortenberry(R-NE)Virginia Foxx(R-NC)Barney Frank(D-MA)Trent Franks(R-AZ)Rodney Frelinghuysen(R-NJ)Marcia Fudge(D-OH)Elton Gallegly(R-CA)John Garamendi(D-CA)Cory Gardner(R-CO)Scott Garrett(R-NJ)Jim Gerlach(R-PA)Bob Gibbs(R-OH)Chris Gibson(R-NY)Phil Gingrey(R-GA)Louis Jr. Gohmert(R-TX)Charlie Gonzalez(D-TX)Bob Goodlatte(R-VA)Paul Gosar(R-AZ)Trey Gowdy(R-SC)Kay Granger(R-TX)Tom Graves(R-GA)Sam Graves(R -MO)Al Green(D-TX)Gene Green(D-TX)Tim Griffin(R-AR)Morgan Griffith(R-VA)Michael Grimm(R-NY)Frank Guinta(R-NH)Brett Guthrie(R-)Luis Gutierrez(D-IL)Ralph Hall(R-TX)Colleen Hanabusa(D-HI)Gregg Harper(R-MS)Andy Harris(R-MD)Vicky Hartzler(R-MO)Doc Hastings(R-WA)Alcee Hastings(D-FL)Nan Hayworth(R-NY)Joe Heck(R-NV)Martin Heinrich(D-NM)Jeb Hensarling(R-TX)Wally Herger(R-CA)Jaime Herrera Beutler(R-WA)Brian Higgins(D-)Jim Himes(D-CT)Ruben Hinojosa(D-TX)Mazie Hirono(D-HI)Kathleen Hochul(D-NY)Tim Holden(D-PA)Rush Holt(D-NJ)Mike Honda(D-CA)Steny Hoyer(D-MD)Tim Huelskamp(R-KS)Randy Hultgren(R-IL)Duncan Hunter(D-CA)Robert Hurt(R-VA)Jay Inslee(D-WA)Steve Israel(D-)Jesse Jackson Jr(D-IL)Lynn Jenkins(R-KS)Hank Johnson(D-GA)Bill Johnson(R-OH)James Jordan(R-OH)Marcy Kaptur(D-OH)William Keating(D-MA)Mike Kelly(R-PA)Ron Kind(D-WI)Steven King(R-IA)Pete King(R-)Jack Kingston(R-GA)Adam Kinzinger(R-IL)Larry Kissell(D-NC)John Kline(R-MN)Raul Labrador(R-ID)Douglas Lamborn(R-CO)Leonard Lance(R-NJ)Jeffrey Landry(R-LA)Jim Langevin(D-RI)James Lankford(R-OK)Rick Larsen(D-WA)John Larson(D-CT)Tom Latham(R-IA)Steven Latourette(R-OH)Robert Latta(R-OH)Sander Levin(D-MI)John Lewis(D-GA)Jerry Lewis(R-CA)Daniel Lipinski(D-IL)Frank Lobiondo(R-NJ)Billy Long(R-MO)Nita Lowey(D-)Frank Lucas(R-OK)Blaine Luetkemeyer(R-MO)Ben R. Lujan(D-NM)Cynthia Lummis(R-WY)Dan Lungren(R-CA)Connie Mack(R-FL)Carolyn Maloney(D-)Don Manzullo(R-IL)Kenny Ewell Marchant(R-TX)Tom Marino(R-PA)Betsy Markey(D-CO)Jim Matheson(D-UT)Doris Matsui(D-CA)Kevin McCarthy(R-CA)Carolyn McCarthy(D-)Michael McCaul(R-TX)Tom McClintock(R-CA)Thaddeus McCotter(R-MI)Patrick McHenry(R-NC)Mike McIntyre(D-NC)Howard McKeon(R-CA)David McKinley(R-WV)Cathy McMorris Rodgers(R-WA)Jerry McNerney(D-CA)Patrick Meehan(R-PA)Gregory Meeks(D-)Mike Michaud(D-ME)Jeff Miller(R-FL)Candice Miller(R-MI)Gary Miller(R-CA)Mick Mulvaney(R-SC)Tim Murphy(R-PA)Chris Murphy(D-CT)Sue Myrick(R-NC)Jerrold Nadler(D-NY)Grace Napolitano(D-CA)Richard Neal(D-MA)Randy Neugebauer(R-TX)Kristi Noem(R-SD)Eleanor Holmes Norton(D-DC)Richard Nugent(R-FL)Devin Gerald Nunes(R-CA)Alan Nunnelee(R-MS)Pete Olson(R-TX)Bill Owens(D-NY)Steven Palazzo(R-MS)Frank Pallone Jr(D-NJ)Bill Pascrell Jr(D-NJ)Erik Paulsen(R-MN)Mike Pence(R-IN)Edwin Perlmutter(D-CO)Gary Peters(D-MI)Pedro Pierluisi(D-PR)Joe Pitts(R-PA)Todd Platts(R-PA)Ted Poe(R-TX)Jared Polis(D-CO)Mike Pompeo(R-KS)Bill Posey(R-FL)David Price(D-NC)Ben Quayle(R-AZ)Mike Quigley(D-IL)Charles Rangel(D-)Tom Reed(R-NY)Denny Rehberg(R-MT)Dave Reichert(R-WA)James Renacci(R-OH)Sylvestre Reyes(D-TX)Reid Ribble(R-WI)Laura Richardson(D-CA)Cedric Richmond(D-LA)Scott Rigell(R-VA)David Rivera(R-FL)Martha Roby(R-AL)David "Phil" Roe(R-TN)Mike J. Rogers(R-MI)Hal Rogers(R-KY)Mike D Rogers(R-AL)Dana Rohrabacher(R-CA)Todd Rokita(R-IN)Tom Rooney(R-FL)Ileana Ros-Lehtinen(R-FL)Peter Roskam(R-IL)Mike Ross(D-AR)Dennis Ross(R-FL)Steve Rothman(D-NJ)Lucille Roybal-Allard(D-CA)Ed Royce(R-CA)Jon Runyan(R-NJ)Dutch Ruppersberger(D-MD)Bobby Rush(D-IL)Tim Ryan(D-OH)Paul Ryan(R-WI)Loretta Sanchez(D-CA)Linda Sanchez(D-CA)John Sarbanes(D-MD)Stephen Joseph Scalise(R-LA)Jan Schakowsky(D-IL)Adam Schiff(D-CA)Bobby Schilling(R-IL)Jean Schmidt(R-OH)Aaron Schock(R-IL)Kurt Schrader(D-OR)Allyson Schwartz(D-PA)David Schweikert(R-AZ)Tim Scott(R-GA)David Scott(D-GA)Austin Scott(R-SC)James Jr Sensenbrenner(R-WI)Pete Sessions(R-TX)Terri Sewell(D-AL)Brad Sherman(D-CA)John Shimkus(R-IL)Heath Shuler(D-NC)Bill Shuster(R-PA)Albio Sires(D-NJ)Louise McIntosh Slaughter(D-)Lamar Smith(R-TX)Chris Smith(R-NJ)Adam Smith(D-WA)Adrian Smith(R-NE)Steve Southerland(R-FL)Jackie Speier(D-CA)Cliff Stearns(R-FL)Steve Stivers(R-OH)John Sullivan(R-OK)Betty Sue Sutton(D-OH)Lee Terry(R-NE)Mike Thompson(D-CA)Glenn Thompson(R-PA)Patrick Tiberi(R-OH)Scott Tipton(R-CO)Paul Tonko(D-NY)Edolphus Towns(D-)Niki Tsongas(D-MA)Michael Turner(R-OH)Fred Upton(R-MI)Chris Van Hollen(D-MD)Pete Visclosky(D-IN)Tim Walberg(R-MI)Greg Walden(R -OR)Joe Walsh(R-IL)Debbie Wasserman-Shultz(D-FL)Henry Waxman(D-CA)Daniel Webster(R-FL)Anthony Weiner(D-)Allen West(R-FL)Lynn Westmoreland(R-GA)Joe Wilson(R-SC)Frederica Wilson(D-FL)Frank Wolf(R-VA)Steve Womack(R-AR)Rob Woodall(R-GA)David Wu(D-OR)Kevin Yoder(R-KS)Todd Young(R-IN)Don Young(R-AK)

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