How do US elected officials vote in regards to issues that affect Palestine?
The example below is just a small part of the information provided on
Bernie Sanders' voting record. You can search for information on other
reps at the site.
Sanders scores +2 by AAI on Arab-Israeli issues:
The Arab American Institute has compiled a Scorecard to catalog the
voting record of the 112th Congress on issues of importance to the Arab
American community. Though not comprehensive, we have attempted to
provide a snapshot of legislation concerning many of the primary issues
concerning Arab Americans. For the Senate, we have included 10 items:
two bills on the Arab Spring, three on Palestine, one on Lebanon, one
regarding civil liberties, and two for immigration reform.
S. Res. 44: (+) calls on former President Hosni Mubarak to immediately
begin a peaceful transition to a democratic political system
S. Res. 109: (+) honoring and supporting women in North Africa and the Middle East
S. Res. 138: (-) calling on the United Nations to rescind the Goldstone
report, formally known as the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza
Conflict, which accused the Israeli government of targeting Palestinian
S. Res. 185: (-) reaffirming the commitment of the US to a negotiated
settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and calling for a US
veto of any UN resolution on Palestinian statehood without a settlement.
S. Con. Res. 23: (-) supporting Israel in maintaining defensible
borders, and against Israel returning to the armistice lines that
existed on June 4, 1967
S. 558: (+) the Cluster Munitions Civilian
Protection Act, to limit the use of cluster munitions in areas normally
inhabited by civilians.
S. 1125: (+) greater judicial review of the
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), and greater protections to
individuals being monitored or gag-ordered by the FBI.
S.1038, the PATRIOT Sunsets Extension Act, in opposition of PATRIOT Act extension.
S. 723: (-) The Birthright Citizenship Act, limiting citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants born in the US.
S. 952: (+) the DREAM Act, allowing undocumented minors to become US
citizens, provided they meet certain conditions, including good moral
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