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AIPAC lobbies for US-Israel coronavirus bill to counter China

Congress is quickly lining up behind an AIPAC bill to deepen COVID-19 cooperation with Israel while sidelining China.

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is making significant headway in lobbying Congress to pass a new bill that would deepen coronavirus cooperation with Israel while pushing China out of the way. 

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Rep. Chris Pappas, D-N.H., both introduced respective versions of the bill in the Senate and the House last month. The House version is dubbed the “Expanding Medical Partnerships with Israel to Lessen Dependence on China Act.” AIPAC has issued a series of action alerts asking its activists to call their lawmakers in support of the bill in recent weeks.

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