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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Rep. Marcy Kaptur, seen here posing with Code Pink protesters in 2008, is stressing the economy in her bid for the top Democratic spot on the House Appropriations Committee.

With election months away, bids among Dems for top House committee spots already underway

By Ron Kampeas, JTA April 17, 2012

WASHINGTON – Amid the election season tumult, behind-the-scenes campaigns are also underway for who will be the next top Democrats on two key congressional committees -- with Jewish lawmakers in the running for both leadership slots. Two veteran congresswomen,...

Lawmakers introduce legislation to further assist Iron Dome

JTA REPORT March 21, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Key congressional leaders introduced legislation that would provide further assistance to the Israeli Iron Dome anti-missile defense system. The Iron Dome Support Act was introduced by U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member...

House passes Israeli visa bill

JTA March 19, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill that would add Israel to the list of countries eligible for non-immigrant investor visas in the United States. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.) and approved 371-0...

Berman, Ros-Lehtinen seek loan guarantees extension for Israel

JTA March 16, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee introduced legislation that would extend a program providing loan guarantees to the State of Israel.  Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Ranking Member Howard...

House committee backs visa bill for Israeli investors

JTA February 28, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The House Judiciary Committee approved legislation that would add Israel to the list of countries eligible for non-immigrant investor visas in the United States. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.) and approved Tuesday...

Berman moves to grant investor visas to Israelis

JTA February 9, 2012

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Howard Berman introduced legislation that would allow eligible Israeli nationals to receive non-immigrant investor visas in the United States. The legislation introduced Thursday would grant Israelis the ability to acquire the...

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