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Pfluger Fly-By: October 13, 2023

October 13, 2023
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I Stand in Support of Israel
Israel has been brutally attacked by Iran-backed Hamas terrorists. The images and videos surfacing from the attacks are heartbreaking and gruesome. Innocent civilians have been dragged out of their homes and babies beheaded in several mass killings. Over 1,200 people have been killed, including 27 Americans, and many taken as hostages.
Over the past week, the radical ideology that fuels hate toward Israel has been widespread across the United States, from college campuses to Times Square in New York City. We must take a stand against this form of antisemitism and stop the Iranian regime's aggressive malign influence across the globe.
In July, I introduced a resolution stating that Israel is not a racist or apartheid state and that Congress affirms our support of their freedom. It passed the House overwhelming with only members of “The Squad” voting nay.
The Biden Administration has for far too long ignored the threats in the Middle East and malign actors who wish to wipe Israel off the map.
I will continue to be an ardent supporter of Israel and will work diligently with my colleagues to give them the support they need to rightly defend themselves.
Defunding Terrorism in the Middle East
I led over 100 of my colleagues in introducing a bill to block Iran from accessing $6 billion in funds the Biden Administration unfroze on September 11, 2023. Iran is the largest state-sponsor of terrorism and these funds will be used to backfill the money that is funneled to Hamas' network. We should not be in the business of funding our adversaries. Read more about the bill in Fox Newshereor below.
Update on Speaker of the House
I voted for Jim Jordan to be Speaker of the House. The time is now to take his nomination to the House Floor for consideration.
It’s time to put this process behind us. We have a country to save.
The House is United Behind Israel
I joined Bret Baier on Common Ground this week to discuss how Congress has come together to support Israel during this horrific time. Clickhereor below to watch.
Important Resources for Americans in Israel
As we continue to monitor the horrible situation in Israel, below are resources for Americans still in the country.
  • For updates, find messages to U.S. citizens from the U.S. Embassy in Israelhere.
  • Any U.S. citizen in Israel should enroll their contact information in the Department of State Smart Traveler Enrollment Programhere.
  • The Department of State has opened its call center to assist with public inquiries to the U.S. Embassy in Israelhere.
Again, our office is here to provide resources and help. If you or anyone you know needs assistance leaving Israel, please reach out to my office.
Killeen Chamber of Commerce in Washington
I had the pleasure to speak with the Killeen Chamber of Commerce this week while in Washington. Thank you all for meeting with me to discuss how we can further support Fort Cavazos and the surrounding community.
Thank you for reading. It is the honor of my lifetime to serve you in Congress. Please follow me onFacebook,Instagram, andTwitterfor daily updates.
Rep. August Pfluger
Member of Congress