Congress wants to at least double the Obama administration’s funding request for anti-missile cooperation with Israel, JTA reported Wednesday, December 12. Obama asked Congress for $99.9 million in 2013 for “Israel co-operative programs,” which include the long-range Arrow anti-missile system and the short-range David’s Sling. The House of Representatives version of the National Defense Authorization Act, passed earlier this year, recommended adding $168 million to that request, and the Senate recommended adding $100 million in its version of the bill, passed last week. A letter sent Wednesday by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and James Inhofe (R-OK) to the top senators on the Armed Services Committee urges them to agree to the higher House increase in the bicameral conference talks that finalize the act. “The technology yields results that both of our militaries will utilize in our respective defense systems,” the letter said.