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.

Since the beginning of the Biden administration, we’ve worked with congressional Republicans to oppose reentry into the Iran nuclear deal and block Biden’s plan to open a separate diplomatic facility (distinct from the U.S. Embassy) for the Palestinians in Jerusalem.

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 BDS
    • S. 1637 Combating BDS Act
    • HR 3106 IGO Anti-Boycott Act
  • Support strict enforcement of the Taylor Force Act
    • S. 691/HR 1408 Taylor Force Martyr Payment Prevention Act
  • Oppose unconditional funding for UNRWA
    • S. 431/HR 1102 UNRWA Accountability and Transparency Act
  • Oppose US re-joining UN Human Rights Council
    • HR 211 COI Elimination Act (to eliminate the UNHRC's anti-Israel Commission of Inquiry)
  • Support sanctions on individuals or entities that support Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and other terrorist organizations
    • HR 340 Hamas International Financing Prevention 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
  • Support the implementation and expansion of the Abraham Accords
    • HR 3099 Special Envoy for the Abraham Accords Act
    • S. 1334/HR 2973 MARITIME Act to build on the Accords by developing a regional approach to countering Iranian and Iran-backed maritime threats
  • Oppose re-opening US consulate in East Jerusalem
  • Oppose re-opening PLO office in Washington DC
  • Support codification of Trump policy on labeling goods “Made in Israel”
  • Support permanent recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over Golan Heights
  • Strengthen/Oppose lifting of or circumvention of Iran sanctions
    • S. 1390/HR 3033 Solidify Iran Sanctions Act
    • HR 931 Stop Corrupt Iranian Oligarchs and Entities Act
    • HR 3095 Address Iran’s Malign Posture Act
    • HR 901 No Sanctions Relief for Terrorists Act
    • HR 3152 Fight and Combat Rampant Iranian Missile Exports Act
    • HR 2958 Closing IRGC Sanctions Loopholes Act
    • HR 3070 No Sanctions Relief for Terrorists Act
    • HR 3095 Address Iran’s Malign Posture Act
    • H.R. 3774, Stop Harboring Iranian Petroleum Act
  • Insist new Iran deal be considered as treaty
    • S. 472 Iran Nuclear Treaty 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
    • Rick Scott resolution
  • Support security grants for houses of worship and other religious non-profits
  • Strengthen government response to antisemitic violence
  • Oppose BDS
    • S. 1637 Combating BDS Act
    • HR 3106 IGO Anti-Boycott Act
  • Oppose the “Green New Deal,” “Medicare for all” and any other legislation that advances a big government/higher taxes agenda
  • Support school choice
    • S. 120/HR 531 Educational Choice for Children Act
    • S. 266 Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education (Choice) Act
    • S. 301 Educational Opportunities Act