About two weeks after the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the U.S. Iron Dome funding clause, the Senate last night (Tuesday) rejected the vote on the Iron Dome funding proposal for an unknown date. The rejection came after Republican Sen. Rand Paul argued the U.S. should use the aid money Allocated, worth $ 1 billion – in favor of Afghanistan and not to fund the Iron Dome system.
“I’m glad the United States has a strong connection with Israel, but it can not give the money it does not have – no matter how strong its relationship,” Paul noted. Democratic senator Bob Menendez attacked him for his claims, saying: .
Now, the Democratic leadership will be able to set a new date for a vote on the funding thatDesigned to replenish the interceptor stock of the “Tamir” missiles of the Iron Dome system.
This is not the first delay in approving US funding for Israel. Even when the law was submitted to the House of Representatives for approval, following pressure from a number of Progressive Democrat members of Congress, the funding clause was removed from the budget law. The Democrats then resubmitted the proposal through the annual defense budget – which was approved by an absolute majority of representatives of both parties.
“The United States’ commitment to the security of our friend and ally Israel is strong. Budgeting interceptors designed to protect Israel from this attack is our legal and moral duty,” said Rosa de Lauro, then a member of the U.S. Congress who chairs the House budget committee. “We are advancing this legislation to illustrate the bipartisan commitment of the US Congress to Israel’s security as part of a Middle East with lasting peace.”