Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) issued the following statement after House passage of the United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act (H.R. 4133):
"Reaffirming America's special relationship with Israel is critical to our shared dedication to freedom, democracy and security in the Middle East. Israel should be defended, encouraged and supported, and this bill confirms that America remains committed to Israel's continued security."
H.R. 4133 reaffirms America's commitment to support Israel's security as a Jewish state, help preserve its qualitative military edge, expand military and civilian cooperation between both countries and assist in negotiating a settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It was passed with bipartisan support.