With the Iran nuclear talks continuing to dominate the discussion surrounding American foreign policy, the U.S. - Israeli relationship has taken a central focus. And while politicians from both parties take sides on the issue, we thought it would be interesting to find out which members of Congress talk about "Israel" most frequently.
Using a text analysis of congressional floor records, website content and twitter data, we found that Israel was a hot topic among leaders from both parties with Eliot Engel (D-NY), a ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Chairman of the International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians, discussing it most often. Also topping the list were Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Steve Israel (D-NY), Ted Poe (R-TX), and Gene Green (D-TX).
As it turns out, members of Congress are vocal on some pretty interesting things. Guess who talks about Jesus the most?