Chair Ted Deutch Champions House Passage of $1 billion Iron Dome Resupply
Today, U.S. Representative Ted Deutch (D-FL), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and Global Counterterrorism, issued this statement following House passage of the supplemental funding bill for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system:
"Today the U.S. House stood with Israel, voting 420-9 to protect civilians from Hamas terror attacks.
"Earlier this year, the world watched Hamas terrorists fire 4,500 rockets at innocent civilians in Israel. Iron Dome, developed and maintained with the help of the United States, intercepted thousands of those rockets and saved untold numbers of lives. This is a human rights and humanitarian success story, and I’m proud that the United States ensured that Iron Dome will be able to continue to save civilian lives.
"Today, the U.S. House voted to provide $1 billion in emergency Iron Dome resupply. It was overwhelmingly bipartisan. We resoundingly rejected lies about Israel and the lifesaving technology that protects Israelis and Palestinians.
"Today’s vote demonstrated the overwhelming bipartisan support—and the vast support within the Democratic caucus—for our ally, Israel. I urge the Senate leadership to take up this standalone bill immediately and demonstrate, unequivocally, that both chambers of the U.S. Congress stand with the State of Israel."