November 10, 2023

Young, Rosen Resolution Demanding Immediate Release of Hostages Held By Hamas Passes Senate

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that the Senate unanimously passed their bipartisan resolution condemning Hamas’ brutal terrorist attack on Israel on October 7, demanding that it immediately release all hostages, and calling on the United States to lead a global effort to free all hostages. It is estimated that Hamas is holding nearly 240 people hostage including children, women, seniors, and American citizens. 

Senators Young and Rosen were joined by over 40 bipartisan cosponsors

“As part of its terrorist attacks on Israel, Hamas took hundreds of innocent hostages, including children, women, seniors, and American citizens. The Senate unanimously passed our resolution strongly condemning these barbaric actions and calling on Hamas to immediately and unconditionally free all hostages. The United States must continue to pressure Hamas to release all innocent civilians,” said Senator Young.

“Since the October 7th terrorist attack, I’ve met with the families of those who were abducted by Hamas, and I promised them I’d keep fighting until their loved ones were returned safely,” said Senator Rosen. “This bipartisan resolution makes it clear that the U.S. Senate stands united in strongly condemning Hamas and calling on them to immediately release all hostages. I will continue working with my Republican and Democratic colleagues to see that these innocent people are returned to their families.”

The text of the resolution can be found HERE.