Cosponsors of the Palestinian Children and Families Act

On May 5, 2023, Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) introduced reintroduced the "Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children and Families Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act," or the Palestinian Children and Families Act. 

The Palestinian Children and Families Act seeks to promote justice, equality and human rights for Palestinian children and families by prohibiting Israeli authorities from using U.S. taxpayer funds to detain and torture Palestinian children, demolish and seize Palestinian homes, and further annex Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.

Cosponsors of the Palestinian Children and Families Act



Date Introduced

  Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN-4]




Date Cosponsored

  Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]* 05/05/2023
  Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7]* 05/05/2023
  Rep. Tlaib, Rashida [D-MI-12]* 05/05/2023
  Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10]* 05/05/2023
  Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]* 05/05/2023
  Rep. Omar, Ilhan [D-MN-5]* 05/05/2023
  Rep. Grijalva, Raúl M. [D-AZ-7]* 05/05/2023
  Rep. Bowman, Jamaal [D-NY-16]* 05/05/2023
  Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]* 05/05/2023
  Rep. Bush, Cori [D-MO-1]* 05/05/2023
  Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7]* 05/05/2023
  Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. "Chuy" [D-IL-4]* 05/05/2023
  Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandria [D-NY-14]* 05/05/2023
  Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-12]* 05/05/2023
  Rep. Lee, Summer L. [D-PA-12]* 05/05/2023
  Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-3]* 05/05/2023
  Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-28] 05/09/2023
  Del. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 05/09/2023
  Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] 05/22/2023
  Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 05/23/2023
  Rep. Casar, Greg [D-TX-35] 05/24/2023
  Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7] 05/30/2023
  Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] 06/06/2023
  Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 06/06/2023
  Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 06/13/2023
  Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 06/15/2023
  Rep. Ramirez, Delia C. [D-IL-3] 07/12/2023
  Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-10]
  * = Original cosponsor  


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.