A rising star in the Democratic Party, Congressman Beto O’Rourke is set to challenge Senator Ted Cruz in 2018. O’Rourke has represented the people of Texas’s 16th Congressional District since 2012. In Congress, Rep. O’Rourke serves on the Armed Services Committee and the Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
The Congressman has been a reliable source of support for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans during his time on Capitol Hill. A vocal supporter of the diplomatic agreement with Iran over its nuclear program, Rep. O’Rourke supported a number of J Street initiatives in Congress throughout the P5+1 negotiations. In 2015, the Congressman traveled to Israel with a J Street Congressional Delegation Mission.