The Congressional US – Lebanon

Friendship Caucus

Friendship Caucus

The Congressional U.S.- Lebanon Friendship Caucus is a caucus in the United States House of Representatives.

The caucus has taken action on several issues, including: 

  • Presidential elections: Urging the Lebanese political stakeholders to hold timely and representative presidential elections 
  • Lebanon’s parliament: Urging the Biden administration to engage with Lebanon’s parliament to elect a new president 
  • Maritime border agreement: Supporting peaceful border measures between Lebanon and Israel 

The United States seeks to maintain close ties with Lebanon and to help preserve its independence, sovereignty, national unity, and territorial integrity.

Members of the Caucus

Darin LaHood (R-IL) – Co-Chair
Darrel Issa (R-CA) – Co-Chair
Debbie Dingell (D-MI) – Co-Chair
Dan Kildee (D-MI) – Co-Chair
Betty McCollum (D-MN)
Carol Miller (R-WV)
Garret Graves (R-LA)
Greg Stanton (D-AZ)
John Moolenaar (R-MI)
Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)
Mike Turner (R-OH)
Steve Womack (R-AR)
Dave Joyce (R-OH)
Lori Trahan (D-MA)
Jim Langevin (D-RI)
Mark Pocan (D-WI)
Haley Stevens (D-MI)
Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY)
Lisa McClain (R-MI)
Jimmy Gomez (D-CA)
Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL)
Ted Lieu (D-CA)
Mark Takano (D-CA)
Jim Himes (D-CT)
Joe Courtney (D-CT)
Susan Wild (D-PA)
Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Kevin Mullin (D-CA)
Jahanna Hayes (D-CA)

Pro-Lebanon Advocacy

United States

Our New Lebanon is a co-founder and member of the Lebanese American Coordinating Committee (LACC). LACC represents a coalition of Lebanese-American organizations supporting Lebanon’s sovereignty, independence, and democracy. LACC developed principles that govern its operations and advocacy efforts with officials and decision-making centers in Washington, D.C. The LACC also partners with like-minded organizations in Lebanon and across the diaspora. Alongside its core member organizations, the LACC has formed a robust Advisory Committee comprising experts across various fields who can guide the Committee’s work.

The Lebanese American organizations that are working together are:

  • Assembly for Lebanon (AFL)
  • Lebanese American Renaissance Partnership (LARP)
  • Lebanese Information Center (LIC)
  • Our New Lebanon (ONL)
  • Shields of United Lebanon (SOUL)
  • World Lebanese Cultural Union (WLCU)
  • Lebanese For Lebanon Foundation (LFLF)
  • American Lebanese Policy Institute – PAC (ALPI-PAC)
  • Lebanese Advisory Organizations : Civic Influence Hub (CIH)


Our New Lebanon has played a critical role in the formation of our international advocacy committees: