October 11, 2023

Statement: Brown on Additional Action Needed to Support Israel

Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, released the following statement:

“Congress’s priority right now must be providing robust military, economic, and humanitarian aid to support Israel as they defend themselves against Hamas’s horrific terrorist attack. We must also confirm key national security nominees who play a critical role in working with their Israeli partners,” said Brown. “While we undertake this work, the Banking and Housing Committee will examine the financing behind Hamas’s attacks, including whether cryptocurrency was involved, and what additional economic tools we need to stop state sponsors of terrorism, including Iran, from supporting Hamas and other terrorist groups. As we work to hold anyone who supports terrorism accountable, the administration must freeze the $6 billion in Iranian assets.”

Brown released statements yesterday and Sunday regarding the ongoing terrorist attacks against Israel.