Jews In The Current Congress

I wonder why all the foreign aid keeps rolling to Israel even though we are flat broke…..

NEW YORK (JTA)— The following is a list of the 44 Jewish members —13 senators and 31 representatives — who are serving in the 111th U.S. Congress, which convened in January 2009:

U.S. SENATE

Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.)

Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.)

Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.)

Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)

Al Franken (D-Minn.)*

Herb Kohl (D-Wisc.)

Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.)**

Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.)

Carl Levin (D-Mich.)**

Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.)

Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.)

Arlen Specter (D-Pa.)

Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.)

John Adler (D-N.J.)*

Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.)

Howard Berman (D-Calif.)

Eric Cantor (R-Va.)

Stephen Cohen (D-Tenn.)

Susan Davis (D-Calif.)

Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.)

Bob Filner (D-Calif.)

Barney Frank (D-Mass.)

Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.)

Alan Grayson (D-Fla.)

Jane Harman (D-Calif.)

Paul Hodes (D-N.H.)

Steve Israel (D-N.Y.)

Steve Kagen (D-Wisc.)

Ron Klein (D-Fla.)

Sander Levin (D-Mich.)

Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.)

Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.)

Jared Polis (D-Colo.)*

Steve Rothman (D-N.J.)

Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.)

Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.)

Adam Schiff (D-Calif.)

Brad Sherman (D-Calif.)

Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.)

Henry Waxman (D-Calif.)

Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.)

Robert Wexler (D-Fla.)

John Yarmuth (D-Ky.)

* Elected to Congress for the first time

** Senators who were re-elected.

Democrat Rahm Emanuel was re-elected to his Illinois House seat, but left Congress to serve in the Obama administration as White House chief of staff.

At least two senators, Ted Kaufman (D-Del.) and Michael Bennet (D-Col.), have Jewish roots, but do not identify as Jewish.

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