From: The Honorable Theodore E. Deutch
Sent By: Casey.Kustin@mail.house.gov
Bill: H.Res. 750
Date: 6/13/2016

“Cosponsor a Resolution Urging the European Union to designate all of Hizballah as a terrorist organization”

Original Cosponsors: Deutch, Bilirakis, Israel, Kelly, Lieu, Kinzinger, Jeffries, Susan Davis, Zeldin

Current Cosponsors: Donovan, Lamborn, Meng, Wagner, Kilmer, Ros-Lehtinen, Young, Schiff, Rice, Engel, Joyce, Lowey, Frankel

Supported by:  American Jewish Committee

 

Dear Colleague:

Please join us in co-sponsoring a resolution, H.Res. 750, urging the European Union to designate the whole of Hizballah as a terrorist organization.

In July 2013, the EU designated Hizballah’s so-called “military wing” a terrorist organization, but failed to include the entire organization and its leadership in the designation. Despite this effort, Hizballah has continued its terrorist activities in the region and around the globe. In addition, Hizballah continues to engage in illicit international criminal activity to fund its worldwide terrorism.

The United States, Canada, Israel and the Netherlands have all designated Hizballah in its entirety, and recently the Gulf Cooperation Council and the League of Arab States made the same designation. We urge the EU to swiftly make this critical designation
and increase efforts to reign in Hizballah’s terrorist activities.

Please contact Casey Kustin with Representative Deutch, at
Casey.Kustin@mail.house.gov
or 5-3001, or Jeremy Pederson with Representative Bilirakis at
Jeremy.Pederson@mail.house.gov or 5-5755, with any questions or to cosponsor.  Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

 

               GUS M. BILIRAKIS                                                        TED DEUTCH

               Member of Congress                                                      Member of Congress