RJC Legislative Agenda

The Republican Jewish Coalition is a big-tent organization that is actively involved in the top national policy debates of the day. Our grassroots outreach, public advocacy, and lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill cover many issues, including but not limited to: Israel, Iran, antisemitism, and domestic policies like school choice. We also speak out when nominees for important government positions have a history of actions or statements that raise concerns for our community.

RJC is proud to have played a significant role in securing the enactment into law of important measures like the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act - which created the Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism at the State Department, the Taylor Force Act - which requires the Palestinian Authority to end “pay for slay” subsidies to terrorist murderers, and the Never Again Education Act - a Holocaust education bill.

During the current session of Congress, we helped build support for a letter authored by Rep. Lee Zeldin and signed by 206 out of 212 Republican members of the House of Representatives, opposing President Biden’s plan to open a separate diplomatic facility (distinct from the U.S. Embassy) in Jerusalem for the Palestinians.

Click on a heading below to learn more about the current initiatives the RJC is working on. You can take action on linked items using the RJC’s advocacy tools. With one click, you can send your message to your elected officials and make your voice heard on these important issues.

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  • Oppose unconditional UNRWA funding
    • S. 2479/HR 4721 UNRWA Accountability Act
  • Oppose re-opening US consulate in East Jerusalem
    • S. 3063/HR 6004 Upholding the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Law Act
  • Oppose re-opening PLO office in Washington DC
  • Support codification of Trump policy on labeling goods “Made in Israel”
    • S. 2489/HR 5356 Anti-BDS Labeling Act
  • Oppose BDS
    • S. 2119 Combating BDS Act
    • HR 6940 Israel Anti-Boycott Act
  • Support strict enforcement of the Taylor Force Act
    • S. 3318/HR 7824 Taylor Force Martyr Payment Prevention Act
  • Support sanctions on individuals or entities that support Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and other terrorist organizations
    • HR 261/S. 1904, the Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention Act
  • Oppose US re-joining UN Human Rights Council
    • HR 1021 No taxpayer funding for United Nations Human Rights Council Act
    • S. 4389/HR 7223 COI Elimination Act (to eliminate the UNHRC's anti-Israel Commission of Inquiry)
  • Support permanent recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over Golan Heights
    • HR 3190/S. 1641 Israel Sovereignty Reassurance Act
  • Strengthen/Oppose lifting of or circumvention of Iran sanctions
    • HR 733 Stop Evasion of Iran Sanctions Act
    • HR 819 Stop Corrupt Iranian Oligarchs and Entities Act
    • HR 857 Iranian Arms Transfer Prevention Act
    • HR 901 No Sanctions Relief for Terrorists Act
    • HR 1699/S. 488 Iran Sanctions Relief Review Act
    • HR 1231 Constraining Human Rights Offenders in the Middle East Act
    • H. Res. 157/S. Res. 72, Opposing the lifting of sanctions imposed with respect to Iran without addressing the full scope of Iran’s malign activities
    • HR 2117 Iran Human Rights and Accountability Act
    • HR 2718 Maximum Pressure Act
  • Insist new Iran deal be considered as treaty or failing that, under Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act procedures
    • HR 1479/S. 1205 Iran Nuclear Deal Advice and Consent Act
  • Ensure that the State Department and other key agencies are exhaustive in gathering information about Iran’s illicit nuclear activities and require that such information be regularly shared with Congress.
    • S. 4554 Iran Nuclear Weapons Capability Monitoring Act
  • Support widest possible adoption, including by the US Government of IHRA antisemitism definition
  • Support security grants for houses of worship and other religious non-profits
  • Strengthen government response to antisemitic violence
    • S. 1939/HR 3515 Preventing Antisemitic Hate Crimes Act
  • Oppose BDS
    • S. 2119 Combating BDS Act
    • HR 6940 Israel Anti-Boycott Act
  • Oppose “Build Back Better Act” and any legislation that advances a big government/higher taxes/Green New Deal agenda
  • Support school choice
    • S. 44/HR 605 Student Empowerment Act
    • S. 74 Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education (Choice) Act
    • S. 447 Education Opportunities Act