By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog
FYI – we learned today that our very own Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) will serve as co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus for the 114th Congress, Save Jerseyans, along with fellow Congressmen Lee Zeldin (NY-01), Peter Roskam (IL-06) and Doug Lamborn (CO-05).
“Israel is the preeminent democracy in the Middle East and a steadfast partner of the United States,” said Rep. Lance in a statement. “Together our Nations have worked collaboratively toward common interests and goals including the safety, security and freedom of all people around the world. Our work in the Caucus will continue to facilitate cooperation between our two Nations.”
The Caucus is sizable and focuses its energies on shoring-up the U.S.-Israel relationship; recent legislation it’s championed includes $200 million in addition funding for the Iron Dome Project and a bill to bar former Nazis from receiving Social Security benefits. In the near term, Lance’s new role will place him at the center of the controversy roiling over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s impending visit to Capitol Hill.