Today marks the 64th anniversary of Israel's independence. With a growing Iranian nuclear threat, unrest in the Middle East, and a President unwilling to step forward and stand alongside Israel, it has never been more important for us to stand firm in our support of our ally.
And as our own national security interests intersect with Israel's in many areas, we have no choice but to stick together. I have cosponsored both the Iran Threat Reduction Act and the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Reform and Modernization Act to strengthen economic sanctions against these rogue nations, and to show our support for our Israeli friends.
I will continue working to protect America in an increasingly dangerous world, and we are serious when it comes to protecting ourselves and our allies.