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The August recess is now upon us. Members of Congress now have the time to go back to their home districts and campaign, attend town halls, and meet with their constituents.

Here's Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel (NY-03) meeting with his most important constituents:

Washington, D.C.— Today, Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) will travel to Israel to show his support for the U.S.’s greatest ally as they face the constant threat of rocket attacks from Hamas and gain a firsthand understanding of the Iron Dome Missile Defense system and Israel’s push to destroy Hamas’ tunnel system.

Rep. Israel said, “I am humbled to be traveling to the United States’ greatest ally, the State of Israel, to show my support for the Israeli people during this time of instability. I have always been one of Israel’s strongest supporters in the U.S. Congress, and I will always stand up for its needs.”

Rep. Israel has been a leader on the U.S.-Israel partnership in the U.S. House of Representatives. Three weeks ago, he led a resolution, which expressed support for the State of Israel’s right to defend itself against unprovoked rocket attacks from the terrorist organization Hamas. The resolution passed with more than 160 bipartisan cosponsors. Last week, he led a letter, signed by 106 bipartisan Members of Congress, to the U.N. calling on them to condemn Hamas’ use of civilians as human shields, which is a direct violation of international law.

Wed Aug 06, 2014 at 3:48 AM PT: Steve Israel is the only representative in the bipartisan congressional delegation to (from what I can tell) issue a press release about it. From a photo of the trip that I saw, I believe that Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) is there as well, but I didn't recognize the others by face alone. If you know who the others are, please do note that.

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