A bipartisan vote to stand with Israel

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By Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

The United States has no stronger ally than Israel. Our relationship has always been strong, both economically and militarily. Israel plays an especially important role in helping us combat radical Islamic terrorism in the Middle East.

In other words, Israel serves as a beacon of hope, freedom, and opportunity in a very dangerous part of the world. That is why support for Israel has always been a bipartisan

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House condemns UN Resolution

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Thursday, January 5, 2017, the US House of Representatives passed a bipartisan resolution, House Resolution 11, condemning and calling for the United Nations to repeal Security Council Resolution 2334, which declared Israeli settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem invalid and that all the land outside of the 1967 borders as belonging to a future Palestinian State.

Since

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Rogers re-introduces legislation to leave the United Nations

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

WASHINGTON, DC—Tuesday, January 2, 2017, US Representative Mike Rogers (R-Alabama) re-introduced his legislation for the United States to leave the United Nations.

On the opening day of the 115th Congress, Rogers stated, “My first act of the new Congress was to reintroduce my bill to end the United States’ involvement in the United Nations.

“I am excited to work with my colleagues

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Alabama elected officials react to Sec. Kerry Speech on Israel

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Wednesday, December 28, 2016, outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry (D) sharply attacked the settlement policies of the nation of Israel and demanded that they surrender territories the United Nations claims they have improperly occupied to the Palestinian State.

US Representative Bradley Byrne (R-Montrose) said in a statement, “Supporting Israel has always been a bipartisan issue, but

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Obama’s Israel policy draws criticism from some

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, December 26, 2016, State Representative Tim Wadsworth (R-Arley) criticized the decision by outgoing President Barack H. Obama (D) to refuse to veto a UN Security Council resolution denouncing Israel on Christmas Eve. Rep. Wadsworth wrote that the, “United States abstained in the passage of Resolution 2334 against Israel. The Resolution condemns Israel from building settlements in lands

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Sessions Says that Obama Administration Refuses to Attend Hearing on Refugee Program

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

US Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) criticized the State Department for their refusal to attend a Congressional hearing on the Refugee Admissions Program.

Senator Sessions said in a statement, “Despite having sufficient notice of a statutorily required hearing regarding its plans for the Refugee Admissions Program in Fiscal Year 2017, the Obama Administration has once again elected to subordinate

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Foreign Affairs Committee Adopts Brooks UN Reporting Amendment

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, May 26 U.S. Representative Mo Brooks (R from Huntsville) said in a statement that the House Foreign Affairs Committee adopted a Brooks amendment that would give more transparency in how much money the United States Government spends at the United Nations.

Congressman Brooks said, “Today the Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously adopted my amendment to the Department of State Authorities

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Zeigler Critical of United Nations Investigation

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Monday, December 14, Alabama Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) released a statement critical of a UN Report which was lammed Alabama after a visit to the State.

According to Zeigler, the three-member UN investigative team calling themselves “rapporteurs” conducted investigations in Alabama, Texas, and Oregon earlier this month. The group released a preliminary report last Friday, Dec. 11, critical

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Rogers Introduces Legislation to Get US Out of United Nations

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Saks) has sponsored the American Sovereignty Restoration Act, HR1205, which would end American involvement in the United Nations. 

US Representative Rogers said in a statement, “Across East Alabama, many of you may agree with me that the United States’ participation with the United Nations should end immediately. The UN continues to prove it’s an inefficient

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Brooks Adds Language to State Department Authorization Act to Improve UN Transparency

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Congressman Mo Brooks (R) from Huntsville proposed adding language to the Department of State Operations and Embassy Security Authorization Act for 2014, which would require that the Office of Management and Budget provide the Congress with annual report of all taxpayer contributions to the United Nations. The House Foreign Affairs Committee passed H.R. 2848 Department of State Operations and

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