Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 24, 2015.
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Here’s who is skipping Netanyahu’s speech before Congress


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s scheduled speech before Congress on Tuesday is already the subject of great controversy: House Speaker John Boehner invited Netanyahu to speak without previously alerting the White House, and Netanyahu is expected to argue against President Obama’s plan for a possible nuclear deal with Iran. As a result, the impending speech has further strained already-tense relations between the White House and House Republicans. And now, dozens of Democrats – including 2016 hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, according to a scoop by The Boston Globe – have announced that they will not be attending Netanyahu’s speech.

Here is a full list of the senators and representatives who have confirmed to NBC News that they will skip Netanyahu’s Tuesday address:


  1. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.)
  2. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
  3. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.)
  4. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii)
  5. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)
  6. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.)
  7. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)
  8. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)


  1. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.)
  2. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.)
  3. Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.)
  4. Rep Joaquin Castro (D-Texas)
  5. Rep. Kathleen Clark (D-Mass.)
  6. Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.)
  7. Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC)
  8. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.)
  9. Rep. John Conyers (D-Ga.)
  10. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.)
  11. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.)
  12. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas)
  13. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.)
  14. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.)
  15. Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio)
  16. Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.)
  17. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.)
  18. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.)
  19. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas)
  20. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio)
  21. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.)
  22. Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa)
  23. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.)
  24. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.)
  25. Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.)
  26. Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.)
  27. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.)
  28. Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.)
  29. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.)
  30. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas)
  31. Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine)
  32. Rep. David Price (D-N.C.)
  33. Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.)
  34. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.)
  35. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.)
  36. Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.)