The Administration Needs to Enforce Provisions in the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act
Congressman Lamborn released this statement in response to the administration’s intent not to enforce provisions in the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act relating to combating boycotts of Israel:
"When the Obama Administration bucked historical precedent concerning labeling guidelines for goods manufactured in the West Bank and Gaza in January of this year, I warned that the administration had something up its sleeve. Sadly, it did not take long for the administration to reveal what it was.
In stating his refusal to enforce certain provisions of the Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act, Obama has once more expressed this administration’s hostility and unprecedented aggression to our Constitutional law making process and to our ally Israel.
In an effort to clarify history and preserve Israel’s rights, I introduced H.R. 4555, “the Non-Discrimination of Israel in Labeling Act”, which secures Israel’s right to label its products, including in the settlements.
This legislation has once again proved it is necessary to clarify the labeling guidelines, as they were never intended to apply to Israeli controlled territory within the West Bank or Gaza. I will continue to fight unceasingly to ensure this administration abides by the law and ceases this reckless hostility to Israel."