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Hirono, Colleagues Announce Amendment to Reaffirm U.S. Support for a Two-State Solution

~ Amendment reiterates longstanding, bipartisan consensus on need for separate, mutually-recognized states for Israelis, Palestinians ~

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) joined Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and 47 colleagues in announcing plans to file an amendment to the forthcoming national security supplemental package that reiterates longstanding U.S. policy in support of a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.

“A two-state solution has long been the policy of the U.S. to enable Israelis and Palestinians to live in peace and security,” said Senator Hirono. “This resolution reaffirms our support for a two-state solution and the need to work toward a future in which Israel and a Palestinian state can peacefully co-exist.” 

In addition to Senators Hirono and Schatz, the amendment was also announced by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Tom Carper (D-DE), Patty Murray (D-WA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Tina Smith (D-MN), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Peter Welch (D-VT), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Gary Peters (D-MI), Jack Reed (D-RI), Mark Warner (D-VA), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Jon Tester (D-MT), Bob Casey (D-PA), Chris Coons (D-DE), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Laphonza Butler (D-CA), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ed Markey (D-MA), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Angus King (I-ME), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Alex Padilla (D-CA), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), John Hickenlooper (D-CO), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Jon Ossoff (D-GA).

The full text of the amendment is available here.