U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) joined a bipartisan majority in the U.S. House this week to pass a resolution in support of Israel.
On July 23rd, Thornberry joined a majority in passing House Resolution 246, by a 389-17-5 vote. All dissenting votes against the resolution came from Democratic members of the House, with the exception of one dissenting vote cast by Republican Thomas Massie of Kentucky.
According to information from the House journal, the resolution opposes “efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and the Global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement targeting Israel.” The bill also urged “Israelis and Palestinians to return to direct negotiations as the only way to achieve an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict” and declared its support for a full implementation of the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014.
The bill was authored by Illinois Democrat Bradley Schneider.