Stephanie Young, 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the natural gas pipeline agreement reached between Israel and Jordan:
"I welcome this announcement of new energy cooperation between Israel and Jordan, both of which share special bonds with the United States. This deal is a positive step, and it will help promote security and economic growth for both nations as Jordan faces economic and natural resource challenges and Israel continues to seek new economic partnerships with its neighbors to strengthen the cause of peace and regional stability.
"I applaud Secretary Kerry, former Secretary Clinton, and their energy teams for their hard work brokering this agreement and helping to launch this historic cooperation."