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Senator Baldwin Joins Group of 49 Senators in Announcing Amendment to Reaffirm U.S. Support for a Two-State Solution

Amendment reiterates longstanding, bipartisan consensus on need for separate, mutually-recognized states for Israelis, Palestinians

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) joined a group of senators in announcing plans to file an amendment to the forthcoming national security supplemental package that reiterates longstanding U.S. policy in support of a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.

“A two-state solution is the only path to long-term peace that would ensure both the Israeli and Palestinian people can achieve self-determination and live in safety,” said Senator Baldwin. “I have long supported a two-state solution and am proud to reaffirm my commitment to that goal because it is more important than ever that we clearly lay out a vision that will bring lasting peace, stability, and security to the region.”

The announcement was led by U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and also joined by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Tom Carper (D-DE), Patty Murray (D-WA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Tina Smith (D-MN), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Peter Welch (D-VT), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Gary Peters (D-MI), Jack Reed (D-RI), Mark Warner (D-VA), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Jon Tester (D-MT), Bob Casey (D-PA), Chris Coons (D-DE), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Laphonza Butler (D-CA), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ed Markey (D-MA), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), Angus King (I-ME), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Alex Padilla (D-CA), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), John Hickenlooper (D-CO), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Jon Ossoff (D-GA).

The text of the amendment is available here.