August 1, 2014AIPAC commends the Senate for approving critical additional funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system. In the wake of Hamas’ firing of over 2,600 rockets against the Jewish state, the Senate gave its approval to $225 million in additional funding for the current fiscal year, acting expeditiously on a request from the Israeli government that was submitted to Congress by the Administration.
AIPAC applauds the bipartisan leadership of the Obama Administration, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) , Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) , Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) in ensuring that these essential funds were expedited at this critical moment. AIPAC urges the House to act quickly and approve the Iron Dome funding.
The Iron Dome system has saved countless lives and prevented untold damage since Hamas launched its unprovoked war against Israel.