House Lawmakers From Both Parties Heading to Israel

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers, led by Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., will be traveling to Israel this week.

This is taking place just five weeks before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is planning to travel to D.C. to address a joint meeting of Congress on July 24.

Traditionally, Hoyer has been the top House Democrat to lead the annual Israel summer trip, and he is usually joined by a top House Republican. However, neither Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., or House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., will be on this trip. Instead, Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., the chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s subcommittee on the Middle East, is expected to go.

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