Members of Congress are graded based on their voting patterns and their
sponsorship of major bills and resolutions introduced in the 107th Congress
which pertain to the Israel-Palestine conflict.
of Congress receive a negative mark each time they vote for or sponsor
a bill or resolution which is unbalanced. These typically place
all of the blame for the violence on the Palestinians and sanction them
while absolving Israel of any responsibility or wrongdoing. This
type of legislation detracts from the ability of the United States to
be an honest broker to the conflict and does not advance the cause of
a just peace in the Middle East.
of Congress receive a positive mark each time they vote against or abstain
from voting for a bill or resolution which is unbalanced. In addition,
they receive a positive mark for sponsoring a bill or resolution which
is balanced. These typically acknowledge that both Israelis and
Palestinians have engaged in acts of violence and that both sides must
make an effort to return to the negotiating table and find a solution
to the conflict based on UN resolutions in order to prevent further bloodshed.
This type of legislation enhances the ability of the United States to
be an honest broker to the conflict and advances the cause of a just peace
in the Middle East.
the Senate range from -5 (pro-military occupation) to +1 (pro-just peace).
Scores in the House of Representatives range from -6 (pro-military occupation)
to +6 (pro-just peace).
Party Affiliations: D=Democrat R=Republican
I=Independent Senate Office Buildings:
SD=Dirksen SH=Hart SR=Russell House
Office Buildings: CHOB=Cannon LHOB=Longworth RHOB=Rayburn
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