Representative Kiley Issues Statement Regarding Evacuation Efforts In Israel

WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Kevin Kiley (R-CA) released the following statement after joining a letter to the State Department on evacuation efforts in Israel:

“My heart goes out to the people of Israel following the horrific terrorist assault that shocked the conscience of the world. Some of my constituents and many other Americans in Israel are turning to us to bring them home safely. I am glad to join my colleagues in a bipartisan letter urging the State Department to use every avenue to assist Americans seeking to return from Israel and to bring them safely home,” said Rep. Kiley.

Background:

Rep. Kiley joined his colleagues in Congress in a bipartisan letter to the State Department demanding that resources are expanded to ensure that all Americans stuck in Israel return home safely. Additionally, Kiley co-authored a bipartisan Resolution expressing America’s unwavering support for Israel and condemning the heinous terrorist assault by Hamas. Rep. Kiley is available for interview on both topics and his efforts in Congress to bring Americans home from Israel.

Kiley’s office is available to help constituents and also offers the following information to connect U.S. citizens in Israel to U.S. government resources and information:

The Department of State continues has a 24/7 coordinating group communicating with U.S. citizens and providing them assistance through phone calls and an online form. U.S. citizens seeking to be in touch with the U.S. Embassy in Israel can fill out the form (https://cacms.state.gov/s/crisis-intake) or call 1-833-890-9595 or 1-606-641-0131.

For the latest updates, please monitor the messages to U.S. citizens from the U.S. Embassy in Israel: https://il.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/security-and-travel-information/

U.S. citizens in Israel should enroll their contact information in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP): https://step.state.gov/step/

Contact Rep. Kiley’s office at (916) 724-2575 or toll free at (888) 406-3855, with further questions.

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