Congressional Monitor

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VOL. 48


No. 4
P. 167
Congressional Monitor
Congressional Monitor

This report summarizes the bills and resolutions pertinent to Palestine, Israel, or the broader Arab-Israeli conflict that were introduced, during the second session of the 115th Congress, which coincided with the second year of Donald Trump's presidency. Major legislative themes related to the Palestine issue are identified here, as well as initiators of specific legislation, their priorities, the range of their concerns, and their attitudes toward regional actors. Security and intelligence support for Israel, attempts to cut funding to Palestinian refugees, and sanctions against Iran are included. This report is part of a wider database project of the Institute for Palestine Studies,, which contains all relevant legislation from 2001 to the present (the 107th through the 115th Congresses) and is updated on an ongoing basis.