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Rep. Bilirakis Introduces H. Res. 482

Representative Gus Bilirakis (R-FL12) introduced a bill to state that it is the House of Representatives’ official position to promote peace amongst the Gulf Cooperation Council member states.

The explanatory section of the bill lists a variety of reasons as to why a unified GCC is an important ally of the United States, including: the bloc’s “stabilizing force” against Iran, and its assistance in defeating ISIS.

Additionally, the bill goes on to stress the importance of ending the Gulf Crisis due to the rift having undermined Middle Eastern Security.

The bipartisan resolution is co-sponsored by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY12) and