Congressman Keith Ellison

Representing the 5th District of Minnesota

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Rep. Ellison Statement on Vote on H. Res. 11

Jan 6, 2017
Press Release

“There will always be the possibility for peace as long as those committed to its cause are willing to act. A two-state solution has been the longstanding bipartisan, international consensus, and I believe it is the only way to truly achieve peace. This resolution makes that goal less achievable, and that is why I cannot support it.


“I'm disappointed that Republicans blocked any debate on Rep. Price's, Rep. Engel's, and Rep. Connolly's amendment, which highlights the crucial need for two states.


“I care deeply about our country's relationship with Israel, and I have always stood up for the cause of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Today Republicans were more interested in attacking President Obama in his last weeks as President.”