House passes $1 billion for Israel’s Iron Dome system in blowout vote

September 24, 2021

Defense News:

The House passed legislation overwhelmingly to provide $1 billion to Israel to restock its Iron Dome short-range missile defense system just days after Democrats removed the funding from a broad stopgap spending bill.

The 420-9 vote saw only eight Democrats and one Republican vote “no,” and two Democrats vote “present.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said ahead of the vote that it would continue support under the U.S.-Israeli aid deal signed in 2016, which calls for $500 million in annual missile defense funding…

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