WASHINGTON — Representatives Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Ilhan Omar (MN-05), and Greg Casar (TX-35), the chair, deputy chair and whip, respectively, of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, issued the following statement after a Progressive Caucus meeting today with White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan:

“We thank National Security Advisor Sullivan for joining our weekly meeting today and engaging with our members in a thoughtful and productive discussion on current U.S. policy in the Middle East. We were grateful to hear updates on pressing issues of significant and longstanding interest to our caucus. We also appreciate his willingness to take members’ concerns seriously, answer questions, consider members’ recommendations, and to convey our views to his colleagues. 

“We appreciate the responsiveness shown by the White House with today’s meeting as a valuable step in sustained exchange on Middle East issues. Progressives were proud to play an essential role as partners in realizing much of the President’s domestic agenda, and we look forward to continued engagement to chart a path forward for the region based on our shared values of prioritizing diplomacy, peace, international law, and resolving urgent humanitarian needs.”