Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Representing the First District of Colorado
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DeGette to Vote Against House Measure Condemning U.N. Resolution

Jan 5, 2017
Press Release
Prefers Legislation Moving Mideast Conflict Closer to Peaceful Two-State Solution

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."