Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, issued the following statement after attending today's joint session of Congress featuring Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:
"The importance of America's relationship with Israel transcends politics. Prime Minister Netanyahu reiterated how essential a strong partnership is between our two nations. As growing threats emerge from the Middle East, now more than ever, Israel and the United States must remain united. I am honored to have had the opportunity to hear the prime minister speak and will continue to be a strong advocate on behalf of Israel."
Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs accompanied Collins.
"I am honored to have heard one of the world's leaders, Prime Minister Netanyahu, speak today," Jacobs said. "Israel and the United States have a relationship that goes beyond just allied countries, and it was a tremendous opportunity to see that on display at today's address."