Bill Johnson on Israel

Bill Johnson on Israel

While the Biden Administration and John Kerry are busy cozying up to the world’s #1 state-sponsor of terrorism – Iran, Bill Johnson is, and will always be, an unwavering supporter of Israel.

As a member of the Congressional Israel Allies Caucus and the House Republican Israel Caucus, Rep. Johnson fully supports Israel’s right to defend itself against any actions that may endanger Israeli national security and the safety of the Israeli people. He celebrates the close relationship between United States and Israel and works hard in Washington to further strengthen the U.S.-Israel alliance, especially when it comes to U.S. foreign policy, national security, energy policy, and U.S.-Israel missile defense cooperation programs. Additionally, as a member of the Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism, Rep. Johnson supports U.S. efforts to combat anti-Semitism wherever it manifests. In fact, he is very supportive of the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) and remains committed to protecting the threatened faith-based institutions and minority communities in Ohio and across the United States.

Pro-Israel Legislation Co-Sponsored during the 116th and 117th Sessions of Congress

117th

  • H.R. 2718, to impose additional sanctions with respect to Iran and modify other existing sanctions with respect to Iran, and for other purposes. This bill codifies and enhances the Trump Administration’s maximum pressure campaign against Iran. The package would be the toughest sanctions ever imposed on Iran by Congress.
  • H.Res. 118, this resolution condemns Iranian state-sponsored terrorist attacks against U.S. citizens and Iranian dissidents and expresses support for the people of Iran who are engaged in legitimate and peaceful protests against the Iranian regime.

116th

  • H.R. 221, the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act, which would elevate the Special Envoy to the rank of Ambassador, reporting directly to the Secretary of State. This would enable sufficient seniority and access inside the U.S. government and when engaging foreign governments. The bill requires the President to nominate a candidate no later than 90 days after the bill becomes law and no later than 120 thereafter whenever the position is empty. The House of Representatives passed H.R. 221 on January 11, 2019 by a vote of 411-1.
  • H.Res. 72, Rejecting anti-Israel and anti-Semitic hatred in the U.S. and around the world.
  • H.R. 1372, To clarify that it is United States policy to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
  • H.Res. 246, Opposing efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and the Global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement targeting Israel.
  • H.R. 1837, United States-Israel Cooperation Enhancement and Regional Security Act, which would 1) authorize increased security assistance to Israel; 2) authorize the immediate transfer of military equipment to Israel upon a presidential determination that Israel is under an existing or imminent threat of military attack; 3) authorizes a $1 billion increase over five years for the U.S. War Reserve Stockpile in Israel; 4) authorizes $55 million for cooperative programs with Israel over five years; and 5) expands existing cooperation in cyber, directed energy, industrial research, space, desalination, post-traumatic stress and food security.
  • H.R. 943, the Never Again Education Act, which would support Holocaust education across the country by 1) expanding U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum education programming; 2) requiring the museum to develop and nationally disseminate accurate, relevant, and accessible resources to improve awareness and understanding of the Holocaust; and 3) authorizing various Holocaust education program activities to engage prospective and current teachers and educational leaders. The House of Representatives passed H.R. 943 on January 27, 2020 by a vote of 393-5. It passed the Senate by unanimous consent on May 13, 2020 and was signed into law by President Trump on May 29, 2020.
  • H.R. 4077, the Trauma-Informed Modernization of Eldercare (TIME) for Holocaust Survivors Act, which would help ensure that the Holocaust survivors now living in the United States can get access to the specialized care and services that are tailored to their unique health needs.
  • H.R. 5595, the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, which would amend the Export Administration Act of 1979 to prohibit boycotts or requests for boycotts imposed by international governmental organizations against Israel—similar to prohibitions already in place with respect to boycotts imposed by foreign countries. This measure would also direct the U.S. Export-Import Bank to consider Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) activity when evaluating a foreign company’s credit application.