The House majority leader did not say how many of the 41 are freshmen, the primary target for these tours.
Hoyer’s backing is significant because he leads the pro-Israel faction in the Democratic Party.
Steny Hoyer tells AIPAC he will lead the largest ever delegation of lawmakers to Israel this summer.
Steny Hoyer, the second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, on Tuesday announced that he will support the Iran nuclear deal being considered by Congress this month.
Freshmen Congress members will tour Israel with their party leaders and meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as Congress gears up to consider an Iran nuclear deal Netanyahu vehemently opposes.
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the Republican majority leader in the House of Representatives, will lead 26 GOP lawmakers on a tour of Israel funded by AIPAC’s educational affiliate.
Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota is among a congressional delegation visiting Israel this week with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. The eighteen-member group, which is almost all freshmen, also includes Jewish congressmen Paul Hodes, John Yarmuth and Steve Cohen.