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Tom Malinowski

House - Incumbent

Congressman Tom Malinowski represents New Jersey’s Seventh Congressional District, which includes six counties in North-Central New Jersey. In 2018, Rep. Malinowski defeated an incumbent Republican in a district that last elected a Democrat in 1978. Rep. Malinowski is a former diplomat and human rights activist, having served most recently as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor under President Obama. He also served on President Clinton’s National Security Council and as the Washington Director for Human Rights Watch. In Congress, he is the vice chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and sit on its subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism.

As a former diplomat, Rep. Malinowski has a deep understanding of the key issues related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The first speech he wrote for President Clinton in his role on the National Security Council was delivered in Tel Aviv in 1998. He supported then and continues to support now the decades-old bipartisan commitment to a two-state solution. Rep. Malinowski also supports full implementation of the JCPOA and believes that President Trump’s decision to unilaterally walk away from the agreement was a historic mistake for the United States, serving only to distance us from our allies. In the last Congress, Rep. Malinowski cosponsored H Res 326, which put Congress on the record reaffirming support for the two-state solution and opposing annexation and settlement expansion.

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