Thank you for last week’s editorial advocating “Move Forward With the Taylor Force Act” (August 3, 2017). There are many in Congress who are trying to make this happen. It is outrageous that our US taxpayer funds are being used to reward terrorists for killing innocent people. As of today (8/7/17), there are 102 members of the House of Representatives who have announced their support for this bill (HR 1164).
Our local congressman, Josh Gottheimer, however, has not endorsed this legislation. Congressman Gottheimer has appeared in the paper many times touting his pro-Israel feelings. Where is he now on this issue? If we are serious about getting this legislation passed, we must also hold our elected officials to their promises to support our issues once they are elected.