DeGette to Vote Against House Measure Condemning U.N. Resolution
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Chief Deputy Whip, said she will vote against legislation condemning the recent United Nations resolution criticizing Israeli settlements.
"I have always been a strong supporter of Israel,” DeGette said. “Consistent with this commitment, after careful reflection, I will vote against this measure. H. Res. 11 fails to move the Mideast conflict closer to a peaceful two-state solution.”
DeGette cosponsored an alternative resolution supporting a two-state solution directly negotiated between Israelis and Palestinians, and rejecting UN resolutions seeking to impose final resolution to the conflict.
“Many have framed the vote on H. Res. 11 as a vote for or against Israel,” DeGette added. “Reducing the complexities of this issue in such a manner is a disservice to both Israelis and Palestinians. I will continue to support efforts to facilitate a lasting two-state solution."