House passes $1B for Israel’s Iron Dome after progressive dustup
by Andrew Desiderio
September 23, 2021
The House on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a bill to replenish Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system, just two days after it was pulled from a government funding package over objections from progressive lawmakers. Moderate Democrats had pushed for a standalone vote on the Iron Dome funding, which totals $1 billion, amid an uproar over leadership’s decision to strip it from a stopgap spending bill aimed at averting a government shutdown at the end of the month. The bill passed by a vote of 420-9, with eight Democrats and one Republican voting against it, plus two Democrats voting present. READ MORE
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