One day after Democrats removed the $1 billion funding provision for Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system, House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., announced that a stand-alone $1 billion bill for the Iron Dome has been introduced Wednesday.
“The United States’ commitment to the security of our friend and ally Israel is ironclad,” DeLauro wrote in a statement, The Hill reported. “Replenishing interceptors used to protect Israel from attacks is our legal and moral responsibility.
“While this funding would ordinarily be included in a year-end spending package, we are advancing this legislation now to demonstrate Congress’ bipartisan commitment to Israel’s security as part of a Middle East with lasting peace.”
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