Problem Solvers Caucus Announces Support for anti-BDS Resolution
The bipartisan House Problem
Solvers Caucus put its weight behind a resolution condemning the Boycott,
Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel and in support of a
two-state solution on Monday.
It is the first public support by a
joint and bipartisan group for a resolution, introduced last month by Reps. Brad
Schneider (D-IL) and Jerry Nadler (D-NY), that puts Congress on record as
opposing BDS and expressing its harmfulness to achieving a two-state solution to
the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
, agree to vote together
when three-quarters of the 48 members agree on a bill. Other caucus members
supporting the anti-BDS resolution include Reps. Steve Watkins (R-KS), Elaine
Luria (D-VA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Dean Phillips (D-MN), Pete Stauber
(R-MN), Max Rose (D-NY) and Joe Cunningham (D-SC).
In a conversation with
to force a vote on the BDS measure
passed earlier this year by the Senate (S1), known as a discharge petition, if
Democrats fail to act. He said, ďIím hoping that that is a good forcing
mechanism to get it to the floor for debate and a vote. My leadership has told
me that theyíre going to bring it to the floor. So Iím hoping that thatís
whatís going to happen.Ē
Gottheimer also added his support