, the companion site to this JPS section, provides in-depth summaries of all bills and many resolutions listed here.

Published annually, the Congressional Monitor summarizes all bills and resolutions pertinent to Palestine, Israel, or the broader Arab-Israeli conflict that are introduced during the previous session of Congress. It is part of a wider project of the Institute for Palestine Studies that includes the Congressional Monitor Database ( The database contains all relevant legislation from 2001 to the present (the 107th Congress through the 112th Congress) and is updated on an ongoing basis. The monitor identifies major legislative themes related to the Palestine issue as well as initiators of specific legislation, their priorities, the range of their concerns, and their attitudes toward regional actors. Material in this compilation is drawn from, the official legislative site of the Library of Congress, which includes a detailed primer on the legislative process entitled “How Our Laws Are Made.”

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