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Summary

Kelly Lynn Loeffler was born in 1970 and is currently serving as the junior United States Senator from Georgia. Senator Loeffler is running for re-election in 2020.

Senator Loeffler was appointed by Georgia Governor to take the seat vacated by Senator Johnny Isakson, who resigned for health reason at the end of 2019. Prior to being sworn in Congress, Senator Loeffler served as the chief executive officer of Bakkt, a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange. Loeffler is the co-owner of the Atlanta Dream, a professional basketball team playing in the Women’s National Basketball Association.

In the current legislature, Senator Loeffler has been appointed to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; and the Joint Economic Committee.

Below is Senator Loeffler’s voting record and public positions on issues important to the Jewish community.

Senator Kelly Loeffler opposed the nuclear deal with Iran and called it “a terribly bad deal.” She does not supporting reentering the agreement.

Senator Loeffler supports the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She has called it as the “best path to peace in the Middle East,” and has said that she supports the Trump administration’s peace plan, arguing that it is “the most pro-Israel plan to emerge in decades, and it strikes the right balance between giving Israel the sovereignty it has a right to and keeping Palestinian forces in check.” She supported the move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem and said that she will “continue to advocate for it remaining there.”

Senator Loeffler cosponsored the United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act, a legislation that supported full funding of security assistance to Israel as outlined in the 2016 U.S.-Israel Memorandum of Understanding.

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