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Heinrich, Luján Join Group of 49 Senators in Announcing Amendment to Reaffirm U.S. Support for a Two-State Solution

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) joined Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) and a majority of the Senate Democratic Caucus in announcing plans to file an amendment to the forthcoming national security supplemental package that reiterates longstanding U.S. policy in support of a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.

“A long term two-state solution remains crucial for Palestinians’ self-determination, to promote Israel’s stability in the region, and to secure a peaceful future for both Israelis and Palestinians. We must keep working toward an enduring resolution to the underlying and longstanding conflict. That resolution must include an independent state for the Palestinian people that is free from Hamas’ rule and co-exists in peace with Israel,” said Heinrich.

“Following the horrific attacks in Israel on October 7, thousands of civilian lives have been lost and dozens of hostages are still being held by Hamas. It's clear that Hamas must be held responsible for their actions, but it also remains clear that the only way to possibly solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is with a two-state solution,” said Luján. “I’m proud to cosponsor this amendment that reaffirms the U.S. commitment to a two-state solution that provides the Israeli and Palestinian people the security and dignity that they deserve.”      

The text of the amendment is available HERE.

Heinrich, Luján, and Schatz were joined by 46 other senators, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawai‘i), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Laphonza Butler (D-Calif.), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.), Angus King (I-Maine), Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.), Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), and Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.).