Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Bill Hagerty (R-TN) introduced a standalone supplemental appropriations bill to fund Israel’s Iron Dome. Following the House of Representatives’ overwhelming support for the Iron Dome, the Iron Dome Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2022 would provide Israel with $1 billion in additional emergency aid to replenish its missile defense system. Senator Collins is a senior member of the Appropriations Committee.
“The Iron Dome has been an enormous success and has saved countless lives. During the conflict in Gaza last spring, in which thousands of rockets were launched at Israeli civilians by the terrorist groups Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, this highly advanced missile defense system successfully intercepted 90 percent of the rockets it targeted,” said Senator Collins. “Israel is America's closest and only fully democratic ally in the Middle East, and the U.S. should provide this aid to support this critical defensive system that Israel needs to protect its people from terrorism.”
The Iron Dome Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2022 would help Israel replace missile interceptors used during the rocket and missile war with the Palestinians in May.
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