Allred, Reschenthaler Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Support U.S.-Iraq Relationship

July 23, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) and Congressman Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA-14) today introduced a bipartisan House resolution on the importance of the U.S.-Iraq strategic relationship. Both are members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. 

The bipartisan resolution calls on Congress and the Administration to continue to support cooperation between the two nations and highlights the importance of both the security and economic aspects of the bilateral relationship. 

“Now more than ever the U.S. must lead with our values in the Middle East and across the global stage,” said Allred. “Maintaining relationships with our key allies is so important and Congress must assert itself as a voice for American values on foreign policy. This bipartisan resolution will send a strong signal that the U.S.-Iraq relationship is paramount to achieving our shared goals as we work toward stability across the region.”   

“As a veteran of the Iraq War, I am proud to introduce this bipartisan resolution expressing support for the United States-Iraqi diplomatic and military partnership,” said Reschenthaler. “Continuing to support our Iraqi partners will promote stability and peace in the region by countering threats from Iran and other violent extremist organizations. I hope my colleagues in Congress will join our meaningful, bipartisan resolution in support of this important mission.”

In addition to the importance of the relationship between the two nations, the resolution highlights the challenges Iraq is facing such as a possible resurgence of ISIS, economic crises and rising COVID-19 cases. Read the full text of the resolution here: PDF iconAllred US Iraq Res July 23.pdf