Co-Sponsors

On November 14, 2017, members of Congress introduced a bill in the House to prevent U.S. tax dollars from paying for human rights violations against Palestinian children during the course of Israeli military detention.

The Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act or H.R. 4391 requires the Secretary of State to certify annually that no funds obligated or expended in the previous year by the United States for assistance to Israel have been used to support the ill-treatment of Palestinian children detained by Israeli forces from the occupied West Bank. The legislation leaves financial assistance already committed in place.

Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) brought the bill to the floor, with nine original co-sponsors, including Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Co-sponsors of H.R. 4391

Sponsor

Date Introduced

Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]

11/14/2017

Co-sponsor

Date Co-sponsored

Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]*

11/14/2017

Rep. Grijalva, Raul [D-AZ-3]*

11/14/2017

Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-13]*

11/14/2017

Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]*

11/14/2017

Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1]*

11/14/2017

Rep. DeFazio, Peter [D-OR-4]*

11/14/2017

Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]*

11/14/2017

Rep. Gutierrez, Luis [D-IL-4]*

11/14/2017

Rep. Davis, Danny [D-IL-7]*

11/14/2017

Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]

11/15/2017

Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17]

11/15/2017

Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7]

11/15/2017

Rep. McGovern, James [D-MA-2]

11/28/2017

Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]

11/28/2017

Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]

11/28/2017

Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5]

11/30/2017

Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]

12/06/2017

* = Original co-sponsor

» For a more information on the bill and co-sponsor information, click here.

Defense for Children International - Palestine (DCIP) is a local, independent Palestinian human rights organization committed to securing a just and viable future for Palestinian children in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.