Congressional Israel Allies Caucus

The Congressional Israel Allies Caucus (CIAC) is a bipartisan, pro-Israel caucus (working group) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Caucus members have spearheaded legislation fighting for an indivisible Jerusalem, combating the BDS Movement and anti-Semitism, sponsored the Taylor Force Act and support Israel’s right to safe and secure borders.

Established in 2006 by founding Co-Chairs Rep. Eliot Engel and Rep. Dave Weldon, the CIAC was the first pro-Israel group in what would become a network of 53 pro-Israel caucuses worldwide. The Israel Allies Foundation provides educational support to the Congressional Israel Allies Caucus, and connects it to pro-Israel communities of faith.

Caucus Co-Chairs

  • Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO)

    Rep. Lamborn has been a co-chair of the Congressional Israel Allies Caucus since 2011. He was elected to the US House of Representatives in 2006 to represent Colorado’s 5th District. Rep. Lamborn serves on the Strategic Forces and Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittees of the House Armed Services Committee.

  • Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA)

    Congressman Brad Sherman represents California’s San Fernando Valley. He has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1997. Congressman Sherman is a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

  • Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)

    Elected in 1980, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith is currently in his 20th two-year term in the U.S. House of Representatives and serves residents of the 4th District of New Jersey. Rep. Smith serves as a senior member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and is Ranking Member of its Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights & International Organizations Subcommittee.

  • Rep. Brad Schneider

    Congressman Brad Schneider represents Illinois’s 10th District in the United States House of Representatives, where he is serving his fifth term. He is a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means and the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

It has been a joy for me to be a co-Chair of the Israel Allies Caucus - I think that it is very important that Democrats and Republicans of all persuasions, from the left and the right, come together; because we realize that Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East and the only reliable U.S. ally in the Middle East…We need to do everything we can to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship, and that is why I am a co-Chair of the Israel Allies Caucus.

Former Rep. Eliot Engel Founder & Former Co-Chair, Congressional Israel Allies Caucus