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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Nearly one quarter of House Democrats will boycott Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday address to Congress.

While the numbers continue to change, United With Israel counts at least 55 Democrats — seven senators and 48 House members — who have confirmed they are boycotting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on Tuesday, March 3.

In addition to the 55 Democrats, Republican lawmaker, Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina, and Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders will also be boycotting the prime minister’s speech.

There are a total of 535 Members of Congress. 100 serve in the U.S. Senate and 435 serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. 245 Republicans, 188 Democrats and six non-voting members serve in the House of Representatives.

Here is the list of lawmakers who say they won’t attend:

Senate

Sen. Al Franken (D., Minn.)
Sen. Martin Heinrich (D., N.M.)
Sen. Tim Kaine (D., VA)
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D., VT)
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., VT)
Sen. Brian Schatz (D., Hawaii)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.)
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D., R.I.)

House

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D., Ore.)
Rep. Karen Bass (D., Calif.)
Rep. Corrine Brown (D., Fla.)
Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D., N.C.)
Rep. Lois Capps (D., Calif.)
Rep. André Carson (D., Ind.)
Rep. Joaquin Castro (D., Texas)
Rep. Katherine Clark (D., Mass.)
Rep. Lacy Clay (D., Mo.)
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D., Mo.)
Rep. James Clyburn (D., S.C.)
Rep. Steve Cohen (D., Tenn.)
Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D., New Jersey)
Rep. John Conyers (D., Michigan)
Rep. Danny K. Davis (D., Ill.)
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D., Ore.)
Rep. Diana DeGette (D., Colo.)
Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D., Texas)
Rep. Donna Edwards (D., Md.)
Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.)
Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pennsylvania)
Rep. Martha Fudge (D., Ohio)
Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D., Ariz.)
Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D., Ill.)
Rep. Denny Heck (D., Washington)
Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D., Texas)
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D., Texas)
Rep. Walter Jones (R, N.C.)
Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Ohio)
Rep. Barbara Lee (D., Calif)
Rep. John Lewis (D., Ga.)
Rep. Dave Loebsack (D., Iowa)
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D., Calif.)
Rep. Betty McCollum (D., Minn.)
Rep. Jim McDermott (D., Wash.)
Rep. Jim McGovern (D., Mass.)
Rep. Jerry McNerney (D., Calif.)
Rep. Gregory Meeks (D., N.Y.)
Rep. Gwen Moore (D., Wisconsin)
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D., D.C.)
Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D., Texas)
Rep. Chellie Pingree (D., Maine)
Rep. David E. Price (D., N.C.)
Rep. Charles Rangel (D., N.Y.)
Rep. Cedric Richmond (D., La.)
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D., Ill.)
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D., Miss.)
Rep. Mike Thompson (D., California)
Rep. John Yarmouth (D., Ky.)

 

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