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17-SRes6 on Jan 3, 2017

Bill Sponsorship: two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank
Source: S.Res.6 & H.Res.11
Congressional Summary: S.Res.6/H.Res.11 objects to U.N. Security Council Resolution 2334, which characterizes Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem as illegal and demands cessation of settlement activities.
  • Calls for such resolution to be repealed or fundamentally altered and allows all final status issues toward a two-state solution to be resolved through direct bilateral negotiations between the parties.
  • Notes that granting membership and statehood standing to the Palestinians at the UN, its specialized agencies, and other international institutions outside of the context of a bilateral peace agreement with Israel would cause severe harm to the peace process.
  • Urges upholding the U.S. practice of vetoing all Security Council resolutions that recognize unilateral Palestinian actions or dictate terms and a time line for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  • Reaffirms that it is U.S. policy to seek a sustainable, just, and secure two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Opposing argument: (Cato Institute, Dec. 19, 2003): In principle, separation seems the best answer to stop the killing. For this reason, a security fence makes sense--if it actually separates Jew from Arab. Unfortunately, to protect a number of disparate Israeli settlements erected in the midst of Palestinian communities, Israel currently is mixing Jew and Arab and separating Arab from Arab. Thus are sown the seeds for conflict. After 36 years of occupation, the land remains almost exclusively Arab. The limited Jewish presence is the result of conscious colonization. The settlements require a pervasive Israeli military occupation, imposing a de facto system of apartheid. Separation offers the only hope, but separation requires dismantling Israeli settlements. Also see House version H.Res.11


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Question 14: Support American Exceptionalism Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Foreign Policy
  • Headline: Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill supporting Israeli settlements on West Bank (Score: 2)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 5.
  • Headline: Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank (Answer: B)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill supporting Israeli settlements on West Bank (Answer: A)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 5 on Foreign Policy: When you think about the US pursuing its interests abroad, which of the following is closest to your opinion?
    • A: The US should always act in its own interest regardless of what other countries think
    • B: The US should rarely listen to other countries
    • C: The US should listen to other countries more often than not
    • D: The US should always listen to other countries before pursuing its own interests
    • E: Unsure


  • Key for participation codes:
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  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 17-SRes6

Michael Bennet s1sCO Democratic Jr SenatorJan 4, 2017
Richard Blumenthal s1sCT Democratic Sr SenatorJan 4, 2017
Cory Booker s1sNJ Democratic ChallengerJan 4, 2017
Sherrod Brown s1sOH Democratic Sr SenatorJan 12, 2017
Maria Cantwell s1sWA Democratic Jr SenatorJan 23, 2017
Benjamin Cardin s1sMaryland DemocratJan 4, 2017
Catherine Cortez Masto s1sNV Democratic Senate candidateJan 12, 2017
Joe Donnelly s1sIN Democratic ChallengerJan 4, 2017
Kirsten Gillibrand s1sNew York DemocratJan 4, 2017
Kamala Harris s1sCA Democratic Senate candidateJan 10, 2017
Heidi Heitkamp s1sND Democratic ChallengerJan 9, 2017
Mazie Hirono s1sHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012)Jan 23, 2017
Tim Kaine s1sVA Democratic ChallengerJan 20, 2017
Amy Klobuchar s1sMN Democrat/DFL Sr SenatorJan 10, 2017
Claire McCaskill s1sMO Democratic Sr Senator; previously state AuditorJan 9, 2017
Robert Menendez s1sNew Jersey DemocratJan 4, 2017
Bill Nelson s1sFL Democratic Sr SenatorJan 4, 2017
Gary Peters s1sMI Democratic ChallengerJan 4, 2017
Jack Reed s1sRI Democratic Sr SenatorJan 23, 2017
Charles Schumer s1sNY Democratic Sr SenatorJan 4, 2017
Jeanne Shaheen s1sNH Democratic Sr SenatorJan 24, 2017
Debbie Stabenow s1sMI Democratic Jr SenatorJan 4, 2017
Jon Tester s1sMT Democratic Jr SenatorJan 11, 2017
Mark Warner s1sVA Democratic Sr Senator; previously GovernorJan 4, 2017
Sheldon Whitehouse s1sRI Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney generalJan 23, 2017
Ron Wyden s1sOR Democratic Sr SenatorJan 4, 2017



Republicans participating in 17-SRes6

Lamar Alexander s1sTN Republican Sr SenatorJan 10, 2017
John Barrasso s1sWY Republican Jr SenatorJan 4, 2017
Roy Blunt s1sMissouri Republican (until 2010)Jan 4, 2017
John Boozman s1sAR Republican Jr SenatorJan 4, 2017
Richard Burr s1sNC Republican Sr Senator; previously RepresentativeJan 5, 2017
Shelley Moore Capito s1sWest Virginia Republican (Senate run 2014)Jan 4, 2017
Bill Cassidy s1sLA Republican ChallengerJan 9, 2017
Thad Cochran s1sMS Republican Sr SenatorJan 4, 2017
Susan Collins s1sME Republican Sr SenatorJan 4, 2017
John Cornyn s1sTX Republican Sr SenatorJan 4, 2017
Tom Cotton s1sAR Republican Senate challengerJan 4, 2017
Ted Cruz s1sPOTUS Republican 2016 Primary ChallengerJan 10, 2017
Steve Daines s1sMontana Republican (Senate run 2014)Jan 5, 2017
Michael Enzi s1sWY Republican Sr SenatorJan 17, 2017
Joni Ernst s1sIA Republican ChallengerJan 4, 2017
Deb Fischer s1sNE Republican Senate ChallengerJan 9, 2017
Jeff Flake s1sArizona Republican (Senate run 2012)Jan 4, 2017
Cory Gardner s1sCO Republican Senate challengerJan 9, 2017
Lindsey Graham s1sSC Republican Sr SenatorJan 4, 2017
Chuck Grassley s1sIA Republican Sr SenatorJan 5, 2017
Orrin Hatch s1sUT Republican Sr SenatorJan 5, 2017
Dean Heller s1sNevada Republican (Resigned 2011)Jan 4, 2017
John Hoeven s1sND Former Republican Governor (2000-2010)Jan 5, 2017
Johnny Isakson s1sGA Republican Jr Senator; previously RepresentativeJan 9, 2017
Ron Johnson s1sWI Republican Sr SenatorJan 9, 2017
James Lankford s1sOK Republican Senate challengerJan 9, 2017
Mike Lee s1sUT Republican Jr SenatorJan 9, 2017
John McCain s1sAZ Republican Sr SenatorJan 4, 2017
Mitch McConnell s1sKY Republican Sr SenatorJan 4, 2017
Jerry Moran s1sKansas Republican (until 2010)Jan 4, 2017
Lisa Murkowski s1sAK Republican Sr SenatorJan 5, 2017
David Perdue s1sGA Republican challengerJan 5, 2017
Rob Portman s1sOH Republican Jr SenatorJan 4, 2017
Pat Roberts s1sKS Republican Sr SenatorJan 4, 2017
Mike Rounds s1sSD Former Republican Governor (2002-2010)Jan 5, 2017
Marco Rubio s2pFL Republican Jr SenatorJan 4, 2017
Ben Sasse s1sNebraska Republican ChallengerJan 10, 2017
Tim Scott s1sSC Republican Senator-AppointeeJan 9, 2017
Richard Shelby s1sAL Republican Jr SenatorJan 10, 2017
Dan Sullivan s1sAK Republican challengerJan 4, 2017
John Thune s1sSD Republican Jr Senator; previously RepresentativeJan 11, 2017
Thom Tillis s1sNC Republican ChallengerJan 9, 2017
Roger Wicker s1sMississippi Republican (Senate 2008)Jan 9, 2017
Todd Young s1sIN Republican Senate ChallengerJan 4, 2017



Independents participating in 17-SRes6

Angus King s1sME Former Independent Governor (1995-2002)Jan 23, 2017



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 26
Republicans: 44
Independents: 1


















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