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Foreign Policy and National Security

US-Israel Relationship

As Vice Chair of the influential Middle East, North Africa, and Global Counterterrorism Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, I am an advocate for maintaining a strong relationship between the United States and Israel. Prior to my election to Congress, I was the first woman to Chair the Board of the Jewish Federations of North America. I am also the first Jewish person to represent North Carolina in Congress. 

In my role as Vice Chair, I champion policies that protect Israel’s security, strengthen the US-Israel relationship, maintain strict oversight of the Iran nuclear agreement, and promote security in the Middle East. I will continue to advocate for a two state solution and against anti-Semitism of any form. 


Our country was founded by immigrants who came here seeking freedom. Their hard work and determination to build a better life for themselves and their families molded our economy into the strongest in the world. Now, after decades of change, it is time to reform our immigration system to make essential updates that better reflect our values and meet the demands of our workforce.

Prior to my election to Congress, I worked as an immigration attorney. In Congress, I’m proud to be a member of the New Democrat Coalition Immigration Task Force which seeks to work with the business community to advocate for immigration policies that continue moving our country forward. Just months into my first term in office, I cosponsored and voted in favor of the bipartisan American Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act. Read more about those bills here.