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Iron Dome funding bill passes House vote, moves to Senate

CM 23/09/2021


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The Iron Dome Supplemental Appropriations Act (H.R.5323) passed its first hurdle at the US House of Representatives on Thursday and is now on its way to the Senate.
“This bill provides $1 billion in supplemental appropriations for the Department of Defense to provide to the government of Israel for the procurement of the Iron Dome defense system to counter short-range rocket threats,” the bill says.
The bill was introduced apart from the general budget bill due to its last-minute removal as a result of pressure from a number of Democratic Members of Congress.

As per procedure, the bill was introduced to the House floor on Wednesday. It then went to two House committees, the Appropriations Committee and the Budget Committee, and made its way back to the House floor for today’s vote.
The bill will now undergo a similar procedure in the Senate. If it passes in the Senate it will reach the President’s desk, where it will become law pending the president’s signature.
The progressive Democrats blocking the Iron Dome funding are among those who pushed to block arms to Israel during Operation Guardian of the Wall in May, according to Politico. That move was led by Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NY and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.
An Israeli soldier walks next to an Iron Dome missile interceptor battery after it is being positioned on the outskirts of Jerusalem, September 8, 2013. (credit: REUTERS/AMMAR AWAD)An Israeli soldier walks next to an Iron Dome missile interceptor battery after it is being positioned on the outskirts of Jerusalem, September 8, 2013. (credit: REUTERS/AMMAR AWAD)The Democrats could not get the bill passed without the progressives, because Republicans would not vote for the bill, either, citing the debt ceiling as its reason. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said “the debt ceiling will be raised… by the Democrats.”
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said the bill’s authorization is “further proof that with precise diplomatic work, we can bring results, even quickly.”
Lapid thanked the leaders of both major parties for supporting Israel’s security. 
“Israel has no better friend than the US,” he stated. 

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