Female Knesset members tour US

Female Knesset members tour US

Michal Biran, Stav Shaffir, Yifat Kariv and Ayelet Shaked to meet with Congress, state legislators to explore legislative process

Labor Party member Stav Shaffir at a Finance committee meeting in the Knesset. December 16, ,2013 (photo credit: Flash90)
Labor Party member Stav Shaffir at a Finance committee meeting in the Knesset. December 16, ,2013 (photo credit: Flash90)

Four female members of the Knesset are touring the United States to study the role of women in legislatures.

“The members of Knesset will meet with their counterparts in the US Congress and their staffs to see the scope of the legislative process,” said a statement this week by the US State Department, which is hosting the delegation.

The women will “explore legislative techniques used in the United States, as well as US efforts to promote opportunities for women in public service,” it said.

The delegation, made up of Michal Biran and Stav Shaffir of the opposition Labor Party; Yifat Kariv of the coalition Yesh Atid Party and Ayelet Shaked of the coalition Jewish Home Party, are also scheduled to meet with Maryland state legislators during the tour, which runs from April 27-May 2.

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