Bill to be reintroduced to parliament within weeks and will be voted on this year
Why it matters...
"This double legislation will continue to strengthen our mutual cooperation on energy and security with our allies in the Eastern Mediterranean region"
"Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution and I have the duty to veto it and I’m very proud to veto it"
The proposed bill is a response to a bill the Dems dub "anti-abortion"
Graham introduced a similar bill last year, dubbed the “sanctions bill from hell”
The relevant amendment will be attached to a bill submitted in Parliament on Thursday
Argentina is a Catholic majority country
The bill defines Israel as a "Jewish state with a democratic regime," rather than a "Jewish and democratic state"
The conservative measure’s 231-193 defeat set the stage for debate on the second bill