After Urgent Calls from Moskowitz, Biden Administration Redesignates Yemen’s Houthis as a Terrorist Group after Red Sea Shipping Attacks

Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC – After a two-month bipartisan call from Congressman Jared Moskowitz (D-Florida), the Biden Administration has redesignated the Houthis (an Iranian-backed terrorist group) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. This urgent call from Moskowitz came well before the terrorist organization began increasing its attacks against U.S. and foreign ships in the Red Sea with missiles and drones.

The Houthis are a terrorist organization that does the bidding of the Iranian Regime in the Red Sea. Even though some view them as a “political organization” in Yemen, the Houthi’s only real purpose is to serve as an agitator for the Iranian regime – which seeks to cause unrest in the Middle East.

“There’s no other way to put it – the Houthis are a terrorist proxy for the Iranian Regime. This redesignation of the Houthis as a terrorist organization is an encouraging step forward as America works to cut off assistance to Iran-backed terrorists,” said Moskowitz. “As this conflict in the region intensifies, the Biden Administration must use every tool available to ensure that the utilization of U.S. military assets remains a last resort.”

On November 7, 2023, Moskowitz and Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Florida) led a bipartisan letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging the Houthis to be re-designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. 

A COPY OF THE LETTER MOSKOWITZ SENT MONTHS AGO TO THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION ON THIS IS FOUND HERE.

Recent Posts


On Anniversary of Parkland Shooting, Reps. Moskowitz & Frost Introduce “Identify Gun Stores Act” to Help Spot Suspicious Gun Violence-Related Purchasing Patterns 

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, Congressman Jared Moskowitz (FL-23) alongside Congressman Maxwell Alejandro Frost (FL-10) announced the introduction of the Identify Gun Stores Act, legislation to empower credit card companies to implement a new merchant category code to better identify gun and ammunition sellers, a proactive measure that could help recognize suspicious purchasing patterns and provide law enforcement […]



Feb 14, 2024
Press

VIDEO RELEASE: Moskowitz Delivers Passionate Speech to Honor the 6-Year Remembrance of the Mass Shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

WASHINGTON, DC – On the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Jared Moskowitz (D-Florida) delivered a passionate and moving speech to honor the 17 individuals who lost their lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018. VIDEO OF THE FLOOR SPEECH DELIVERED BY MOSKOWITZ IS FOUND HERE. After the shooting, a […]



Moskowitz Remembers Victims on the 6th Remembrance of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Shooting

PARKLAND, FL – Congressman Jared Moskowitz (D-Florida) released the following statement on the 6th remembrance of the mass shooting that killed 17 innocent victims at his alma mater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida: “February 14, 2018, feels like yesterday. It was the day that changed our community forever. The images of that day […]