JINSA Leads Taylor Force Delegation at the White House and Capitol Hill
On Tuesday, February 27, JINSA led a delegation at the White House and on Capitol Hill, educating Members of Congress on the necessity to approve and enact the Taylor Force Act.
The delegation included: Taylor Force’s parents, Stuart and Robbi Force, and sister Kristen; JINSA President & CEO Michael Makovsky, PhD; Sander Gerber, champion of the Taylor Force Act; LTG Michael Barbero, USA (ret.); and several close friends of Taylor Force’s from West Point.
The delegation met with senior White House officials Mr. Jason D. Greenblatt, Assistant to the President & Special Representative for International Negotiations and Dr. Victoria Coates, White House Senior Director for International Negotiations.
The delegation also met with Democrats and Republicans from the Senate and House of Representatives: Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Minority Leader; Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member, Committee on Foreign Relations; Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD); Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ); Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN), Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX); Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR); Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA-39), House Foreign Relations Committee; and Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-CO-05).
The Taylor Force Act would suspend U.S. financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority (PA) until it stops financing and rewarding terror.
Yesterday, I had a very powerful meeting with Taylor Force’s parents, Stuart and Robbi, his sister Kristen, some of his West Point classmates, and Sander Gerber, who has been the driving force behind this legislation. pic.twitter.com/7SSp3ZgTaq
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) February 28, 2018
Discussed the progress we are making on the Taylor Force Act yesterday with his family and some of his classmates. We will continue our work to put an end to a policy that rewards acts of terrorism like the one that tragically took Taylor’s life. More: https://t.co/EQznQpuRVA. pic.twitter.com/VKrSTa0d18
— Senator Bob Corker (@SenBobCorker) February 28, 2018
Today I was humbled to meet with Taylor Force’s parents, Stuart and Robbi Force, along with their daughter, Kristen, and his West Point classmates. pic.twitter.com/8TREpjUZiW
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) February 27, 2018
ON THE HILL — @SenSchumer meets family of Taylor Force: “I am a strong supporter of the Taylor Force Act… I told the Force family, I will do everything in my power to make sure Congress enacts this bill.” pic.twitter.com/2YbBHqcO5g
— Jacob Kornbluh ?? (@jacobkornbluh) February 28, 2018
JINSA is a 501 (c)(3) organization and as such, operates accordingly. Our mission is to educate Congressional, military and civilian national security decision-makers on American defense and strategic interests, primarily in the Middle East, the cornerstone of which is a robust U.S.-Israeli security cooperation.