Among the asks for Biden: holding Iran accountable for funding Hamas, imposing the stiffest sanctions against Iran, curtailing the country’s oil trade to China and putting pressure on countries like Qatar and Turkey who supported Hamas.
The bipartisan letter is led by Reps. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.), Don Bacon (R-Neb.), Jared Moskowitz (D-Fla.) and Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.).
The push comes as the Senate has vowed staunch, bipartisan support for Israel. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer
returned from a bipartisan congressional delegation on Monday and promised to move an aid package as swiftly as possible.
“This package must move quickly, a package of military aid, the necessities that Israel needs,” Schumer said Monday on the Senate floor. “We talked to the leadership of Israel about what they need, and it will be in this package.”