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.

Taylor Force, an American Army veteran who served his country in both Iraq and Afghanistan, was a victim of Palestinian terror while walking down the street in Tel Aviv in March 2016.

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.

Delegation meeting at the White House with Mr. Jason D. Greenblatt and Dr. Victoria Coates.

Meeting with Sen. Schumer (left) and Chairman Corker (right).

Meeting with Chairman Royce (left) and Sen. Cruz (right).\

Meeting with Sen. Graham (left), Rep. Lamborn (middle), and Sen. Cardin (right).

Meeting Sen. Cotton (left), Sen. Menendez (middle), and Sen. Booker (right).

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.