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Below, from the White House...

Readout of the President's meeting with Jewish members of the Democratic caucuses

"The President met with Jewish members of the Democratic caucuses for approximately an hour and a half this afternoon to discuss a range of issues important to U.S. foreign policy. The conversation included an update on proximity talks and administration efforts to strengthen Israel's security, including the Administration's recent decision to provide Israel with an additional $205 million in funding for the Iron Dome missile defense system. They also discussed today's announcement of a consensus P5+1 draft of an Iran sanctions resolution. The President and the Members had a wide ranging and productive exchange about their shared commitment to peace and security in Israel and the Middle East."

Here's a list of members attending today's meeting

1. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.)
2. Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.)
3. Al Franken (D-Minn.)
4. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.)
5. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)
6. Herb Kohl (D-Wisc.)
7. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.)
8. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.)
9. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.)
10. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)
11. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.)
12. John Adler (D-N.J.)
13. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.)
14. Howard Berman (D-Calif.)
15. Stephen Cohen (D-Tenn.)
16. Ted Deutch (D-FL)
17. Susan Davis (D-Calif.)
18. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.)
19. Barney Frank (D-Mass.)
20. Jane Harman (D-Calif.)
21. Paul Hodes (D-N.H.)
22. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.)
23. Steve Kagen (D-Wisc.)
24. Ron Klein (D-Fla.)
25. Sander Levin (D-Mich.)
26. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.)
27. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.)
28. Jared Polis (D-Colo.)
29. Steve Rothman (D-N.J.)
30. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.)
31. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.)
32. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.)
33. Brad Sherman (D-Calif)
34. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.)
35. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.)
36. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.)
37. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.)

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