Jewish Dems Praise Rep. Hoyer for Support of Iran Deal 

September 9, 2015

Washington, D.C. – After weeks of deliberation and careful consideration of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer announced that he will support the nuclear agreement. The National Jewish Democratic Council praised Rep. Hoyer’s announcement, noting that despite the efforts of those opposed to the deal, the Democratic Party has largely stood behind diplomatic efforts to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

“Having long supported the diplomatic efforts of President Obama and Secretary Kerry to thwart Iran’s quest for a nuclear weapon, we are pleased that the House Democratic leadership is standing together in this important effort. Rep. Hoyer has long been recognized as one of Israel’s stalwart friends in Congress, and we concur that this agreement will protect Israel’s safety and security in the region. We look forward to working with the White House and Congress to ensure that this agreement is implemented in the strongest possible fashion."