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    This page contains letters signed by elected officials, usually written to the President or relevant members of Congress.

2010-LT-UB on Mar 25, 2010

Letter: Hoyer-Cantor letter to Secy. Clinton from 327 House members
Source: Hoyer-Cantor letter to Secy. Clinton from 327 House members
Dear Secretary Clinton:

We are writing to reaffirm our commitment to the unbreakable bond that exists between our country and the State of Israel and to express to you our deep concern over recent tension. In every important relationship, there will be occasional misunderstandings and conflicts.

Our valuable bilateral relationship with Israel needs and deserves constant reinforcement. As the Vice-President said during his recent visit to Israel: "Progress occurs in the Middle East when everyone knows there is simply no space between the U.S. and Israel when it comes to security, none. No space." Steadfast American backing has helped lead to Israeli peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan. And American involvement continues to be critical to the effort to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

We recognize that, despite the extraordinary closeness between our country and Israel, there will be differences over issues both large and small. Our view is that such differences are best resolved quietly, in trust and confidence, as befits longstanding strategic allies. We hope and expect that, with mutual effort and good faith, the United States and Israel will move beyond this disruption quickly, to the lasting benefit of both nations.


  • Topic: Foreign Policy
  • Headline: Commitment to unbreakable U.S.-Israel bond

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Democrats participating in 2010-LT-UB

Gary Ackerman s1sNew York Dem./Ind./Lib. (Retiring 2012) 
John Adler s1sNew Jersey Democrat (until 2010) 
Jason Altmire s1sPennsylvania Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Rob Andrews s1sNew Jersey Democrat (resigned 2014) 
Joe Baca s1sCalifornia Democratic Challenger 
John Barrow s1sGeorgia Democrat 
Melissa Bean s1sIllinois Democrat (Unseated 2010) 
Shelley Berkley s1sNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Howard Berman s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Sanford Bishop s1sGeorgia Democrat 
John Boccieri s1sOhio Democratic challenger 
Dan Boren s1sOklahoma Democratic Governor Challenger 
Leonard Boswell s1sIowa Democrat 
Allen Boyd s1sFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Robert Brady s1sPennsylvania Democrat 
Bruce Braley s1sIA Democratic Challenger 
Bobby Bright s1sAlabama Democratic Challenger 
Corrine Brown s1sFlorida Democrat 
Dennis Cardoza s1sCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Russ Carnahan s1sMissouri Democrat 
Chris Carney s1sPennsylvania Democrat (Retired 2010) 
Kathy Castor s1sFlorida Democrat 
Ben Chandler s1sKentucky Democrat 
Travis Childers s1sMississippi Democrat (until 2010) 
Judy Chu s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Yvette Clarke s1sNew York Democrat 
James Clyburn s1sSouth Carolina Democrat 
Gerry Connolly s1sVirginia Democrat 
Jim Cooper s1sTennessee Democrat 
Jim Costa s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Joe Courtney s1sConnecticut Democrat 
Joseph Crowley s1sNew York Democrat 
Elijah Cummings s1sMaryland Democrat 
Artur Davis s1sAlabama Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Lincoln Davis s1sTennessee Democrat (until 2010) 
Susan Davis s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Joe Donnelly s1sIN Democratic Challenger 
Mike Doyle s1sPennsylvania Democrat 
Chet Edwards s1sTexas Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Eliot Engel s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Bob Etheridge s1sNorth Carolina Democrat (Unseated 2010) 
Chaka Fattah s1sPennsylvania Democrat 
Bob Filner s1sCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011) 
Bill Foster s1sIllinois Democrat 
Barney Frank s1sMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Marcia Fudge s1sOhio Democrat 
John Garamendi s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Gabby Giffords s1sArizona Democrat (Resigned 2012) 
Charles Gonzalez s1sTexas Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Bart Gordon s1sTennessee Democrat (until 2010) 
Alan Grayson s1sFlorida Democrat 
Al Green s1sTexas Democrat 
Gene Green s1sTexas Democrat 
Parker Griffith s1sAL Democratic Challenger for Governor 
John Hall s1sNew York Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Ralph Moody Hall s1sTexas Democrat 
Debbie Halvorson s1sIllinois Democrat (until 2010) 
Phil Hare s1sIllinois Democrat (until 2010) 
Jane Harman s1sCalifornia Democrat (Resigned 2011) 
Alcee Hastings s1sFlorida Democrat 
Martin Heinrich s1sNew Mexico Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Brian Higgins s1sNew York Democrat 
Baron Hill s1sIndiana Democrat (until 2010) 
Jim Himes s1sConnecticut Democrat 
Paul Hodes s1sNew Hampshire Democrat (until 2010) 
Tim Holden s1sPennsylvania Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Rush Holt s1sNew Jersey Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Mike Honda s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Steny Hoyer s1sMaryland Democrat 
Steve Israel s1sNew York Democrat 
Jesse Louis Jackson s1sIllinois Democrat (Resigned 2013) 
Hank Johnson s1sGeorgia Democrat 
Tim Johnson s1sSD Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Steve Kagen s1sWI Former Democratic challenger (2012) 
Mary Jo Kilroy s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010) 
Ron Kind s1sWI Former Democratic challenger (2012) 
Ann Kirkpatrick s1sArizona Democrat 
Larry Kissell s1sNorth Carolina Democrat 
Ron Klein s1sFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Suzanne Kosmas s1sFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Frank Kratovil s1sMaryland Democrat (until 2010) 
Sander Levin s1sMichigan Democrat 
John Lewis s1sGeorgia Democrat 
Dan Lipinski s1sIllinois Democrat 
Nita Lowey s1sNew York Democrat 
Ben Ray Lujan s1sNew Mexico Democrat 
Steve Lynch s1sMassachusetts Democrat (Senate run 2013) 
Dan Maffei s1sNew York Democrat 
Carolyn Maloney s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Jim Marshall s1sGeorgia Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Jim Matheson s1sUtah Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Doris Matsui s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Carolyn McCarthy s1sNew York Dem. (retiring 2014) 
Jim McGovern s1sMassachusetts Democrat 
Mike McIntyre s1sNorth Carolina Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Mike McMahon s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010) 
Jerry McNerney s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Brad Miller s1sNorth Carolina Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Walt Minnick s1sIdaho Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Harry Mitchell s1sArizona Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Dennis Moore s1sKansas Democrat (until 2010) 
Patrick Joseph Murphy s1sPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010) 
Scott Murphy s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010) 
Jerrold Nadler s1sNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Grace Napolitano s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Glenn Nye s1sVirginia Democrat (until 2010) 
James Oberstar s1sMinnesota Dem./Farmer/Labor (until 2010) 
Bill Owens s1sNew York Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Frank Pallone s1sNew Jersey Democrat 
Bill Pascrell s1sNew Jersey Democrat 
Ed Perlmutter s1sColorado Democrat 
Gary Peters s1sMI Democratic Challenger 
Chellie Pingree s1sMaine Democrat 
Mike Quigley s1sIllinois Democrat 
Silvestre Reyes s1sTexas Democrat 
Laura Richardson s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Ciro Rodriguez s1sTexas Democrat (until 2010) 
Mike Ross s1sAR Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger 
Lucille Roybal-Allard s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Dutch Ruppersberger s1sMaryland Democrat 
John Salazar s1sColorado Democrat (Unseated 2010) 
Linda Sanchez s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Loretta Sanchez s1sCalifornia Democrat 
John Sarbanes s1sMaryland Democrat 
Jan Schakowsky s1sIllinois Democrat 
Mark Schauer s1sMI Democratic Challenger for Governor 
Adam Schiff s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Kurt Schrader s1sOregon Democrat 
Allyson Schwartz s1sPA Democratic Challenger 
Bobby Scott s1sVirginia Democrat 
David Scott s1sGeorgia Democrat 
Brad Sherman s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Heath Shuler s1sNorth Carolina Democrat (retiring 2012) 
Albio Sires s1sNew Jersey Democrat 
Ike Skelton s1sMissouri Democrat (until 2010) 
Zack Space s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010) 
Jackie Speier s1sCalifornia Democrat 
John Spratt s1sSouth Carolina Democrat (until 2010) 
Bart Stupak s1sMichigan Democrat (until 2010) 
Betty Sutton s1sOhio Democrat 
Harry Teague s1sNew Mexico Democrat (until 2010) 
Dina Titus s1sNevada Democrat 
Paul Tonko s1sNew York Democrat 
Ed Towns s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring) 
Nydia Velazquez s1sNew York Democrat/Working-Families 
Peter Visclosky s1sIndiana Democrat 



Republicans participating in 2010-LT-UB

Robert Aderholt s1sAlabama Republican 
Todd Akin s1sMissouri Republican (Senate run 2012) 
Rodney Alexander s1sLouisiana Republican (resigned 2014) 
Steve Austria s1sOhio Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Michele Bachmann s1sMinnesota Republican (retiring 2014) 
Spencer Bachus s1sAlabama Republican (retiring 2014) 
Gresham Barrett s1sSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010) 
Roscoe Bartlett s1sMaryland Republican 
Joe Linus Barton s1sTexas Republican 
Judy Biggert s1sIllinois Republican 
Brian Bilbray s1sCalifornia Republican 
Gus Bilirakis s1sFlorida Republican 
Rob Bishop s1sUtah Republican 
Marsha Blackburn s1sTennessee Republican 
Roy Blunt s1sMissouri Republican (until 2010) 
John Boehner s1sOhio Republican 
Jo Bonner s1sAlabama Republican (Resigned 2013) 
Mary Bono s1sCalifornia Republican 
John Boozman s1sAR Republican Jr Senator 
Charles Boustany s1sLouisiana Republican 
Kevin Brady s1sTexas Republican 
Paul Broun s1sGA Republican Challenger 
Henry Brown s1sSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010) 
Vern Buchanan s1sFlorida Republican 
Michael Burgess s1sTexas Republican 
Dan Burton s1sIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Ken Calvert s1sCalifornia Republican 
Dave Camp s1sMichigan Republican (Retiring 2014) 
John Campbell s1sCalifornia Republican (retiring 2014) 
Eric Cantor s1sVirginia Republican 
Joseph Cao s1sLouisiana Republican (until 2010) 
Shelley Moore Capito s1sWest Virginia Republican (Senate run 2014) 
John Carter s1sTexas Republican 
Bill Cassidy s1sLA Republican Challenger 
Jason Chaffetz s1sUT Former Republican Challenger (2011) 
John Howard Coble s1sNorth Carolina Republican (retiring 2014) 
Mike Coffman s1sColorado Republican 
Tom Cole s1sOklahoma Republican 
Mike Conaway s1sTexas Republican 
Ander Crenshaw s1sFlorida Republican 
John Culberson s1sTexas Republican 
Geoff Davis s1sKentucky Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Charles Dent s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Mario Diaz-Balart s1sFlorida Republican 
David Dreier s1sCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Jimmy Duncan s1sTennessee Republican 
Jo Ann Emerson s1sMissouri Republican (Resigned 2013) 
Mary Fallin s1sOK Republican Governor 
Jeff Flake s1sArizona Republican (Senate run 2012) 
John Fleming s1sLouisiana Republican 
Randy Forbes s1sVirginia Republican 
Virginia Foxx s1sNorth Carolina Republican 
Trent Franks s1sArizona Republican 
Rodney Frelinghuysen s1sNew Jersey Republican 
Elton Gallegly s1sCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Scott Garrett s1sNew Jersey Republican 
Phil Gingrey s1sGA Republican Challenger 
Louie Gohmert s1sTexas Republican 
Kay Granger s1sTexas Republican 
Samuel Graves s1sMissouri Republican 
Brett Guthrie s1sKentucky Republican 
Gregg Harper s1sMississippi Republican 
Doc Hastings s1sWashington Republican (retiring 2014) 
Dean Heller s1sNevada Republican (Resigned 2011) 
Jeb Hensarling s1sTexas Republican 
Wally Herger s1sCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Peter Hoekstra s1sMI Republican Challenger 
Bob Inglis s1sSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010) 
Lynn Jenkins s1sKansas Republican 
Sam Johnson s1sTexas Republican 
Jim Jordan s1sOhio Republican 
Peter King s1sNew York Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life 
Steve King s1sIowa Republican 
Jack Kingston s1sGA Republican Challenger 
Mark Kirk s1sIL Republican Jr Senator 
John Kline s1sMinnesota Republican 
Doug Lamborn s1sColorado Republican 
Leonard Lance s1sNew Jersey Republican 
Tom Latham s1sIowa Republican (retiring 2014) 
Steven LaTourette s1sOhio Republican 
Bob Latta s1sOhio Republican 
Chris Lee s1sNew York Republican (Resigned 2011) 
Jerry Lewis s1sCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Frank LoBiondo s1sNew Jersey Republican 
Frank Dean Lucas s1sOklahoma Republican 
Blaine Luetkemeyer s1sMissouri Republican 
Cynthia Lummis s1sWyoming Republican 
Dan Lungren s1sCalifornia Republican 
Connie Mack s1sFL Former Republican Senator (until 2000) 
Donald Manzullo s1sIllinois Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Kenny Marchant s1sTexas Republican 
Kevin McCarthy s1sCalifornia Republican 
Michael McCaul s1sTexas Republican 
Tom McClintock s1sCA03 Former Republican Challenger (2003) 
Thad McCotter s1sMichigan Republican 
Patrick McHenry s1sNorth Carolina Republican 
Buck McKeon s1sCalifornia Republican (retiring 2014) 
Cathy McMorris-Rodgers s1sWashington Republican 
John Mica s1sFlorida Republican 
Candice Miller s1sMichigan Republican 
Gary Miller s1sCalifornia Republican (retiring 2014) 
Jeff Miller s1sFlorida Republican 
Jerry Moran s1sKansas Republican (until 2010) 
Tim Murphy s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Sue Myrick s1sNorth Carolina Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Randy Neugebauer s1sTexas Republican 
Devin Nunes s1sCalifornia Republican 
Pete Olson s1sTexas Republican 
Erik Paulsen s1sMinnesota Republican 
Mike Pence s1sIN Republican Governor 
Joseph Pitts s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Todd Platts s1sPennsylvania Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Ted Poe s1sTexas Republican 
Bill Posey s1sFlorida Republican 
Tom Price s1sGeorgia Republican 
Dennis Rehberg s1sMontana Republican (Senate run 2014) 
Dave Reichert s1sWashington Republican (Governor run 2012) 
Phil Roe s1sTennessee Republican 
Hal Rogers s1sKentucky Republican 
Michael Rogers s1sAlabama Republican 
Mike Rogers s1sMichigan Republican 
Dana Rohrabacher s1sCalifornia Republican 
Tom Rooney s1sFlorida Republican 
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen s1sFlorida Republican 
Peter Roskam s1sIllinois Republican 
Ed Royce s1sCalifornia Republican 
Paul Ryan s1sPOTUS Republican 
Steve Scalise s1sLA Republican challenger 
Jean Schmidt s1sOhio Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Aaron Schock s1sIllinois Republican 
James Sensenbrenner s1sWisconsin Republican 
Pete Sessions s1sTexas Republican 
John Shadegg s1sArizona Republican 
John Shimkus s1sIllinois Republican 
Mike Simpson s1sIdaho Republican 
Adrian Smith s1sNebraska Republican 
Christopher Smith s1sNew Jersey Republican 
Lamar Smith s1sTexas Republican 
Mark Souder s1sIndiana Republican (until 2010) 
Cliff Stearns s1sFlorida Republican (Lost 2012 primary) 
John Sullivan s1sOklahoma Republican 
Lee Terry s1sNebraska Republican 
Glenn Thompson s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Todd Tiahrt s1sKansas Republican (until 2010) 
Pat Tiberi s1sOhio Republican 
Mike Turner s1sOhio Republican 
Fred Upton s1sMichigan Republican 
Greg Walden s1sOregon Republican 
Zach Wamp s1sTennessee Republican (until 2010) 
Joe Wilson s1sSouth Carolina Republican 
Frank Wolf s1sVirginia Republican (retiring 2014) 
Bill Young s1sFlorida Republican (Deceased 2013) 
Don Young s1sAlaska Republican 



Independents participating in 2010-LT-UB

Ginny Brown-Waite s1sFlorida Former GOP (until 2010) 
Michael Castle s1sDE 2010 Senate Challenger (lost primary); previously Gov.& Rep. 
Lincoln Diaz-Balart s1sFlorida Former GOP (until 2010) 
Brad Ellsworth s1sIN 2010 Democratic Challenger 
John Linder s1sGeorgia Former GOP (until 2010) 
Kendrick Meek s1sFL 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep. 
Charles Melancon s1sLA 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep. 
Adam Putnam s1sFlorida Former GOP (until 2010) 
George Radanovich s1sCalifornia Former GOP (until 2010) 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 146
Republicans: 153
Independents: 9


















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