WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) joined Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and 18 other Republican colleagues in announcing a resolution condemning the attacks against Israel by Hamas, an Iranian-backed and funded terrorist organization, and reaffirming the United States’ unwavering commitment to our ally Israel and its right to take whatever means are necessary to stop the murder of its citizens and foreign nationals residing in Israel. The bill’s lead sponsor, Senator Scott, will asking for the Senate’s unanimous consent to pass it later this week.

Senator Josh Hawley said, “Israel has every right to defend itself, and the United States must do everything it can to ensure Israel has what it needs to do so. I stand with Israel, and that is why I am proud to join this resolution.”

In addition to Senators Hawley and Scott, the legislation is cosponsored by  Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), John Kennedy (R-La.), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.).

This resolution is endorsed by the Republican Jewish Coalition and the Zionist Organization of America.