After rough few days, Iron Dome funding prevails, but not without partisan finger-pointing


Assessment: Far-left Democrats told the Democrat leadership this week that they would not vote for the debt ceiling bill if it included the $1 billion funding for the Iron Dome …

Nathan Diament, executive director for public policy at the Orthodox Union, was troubled that some Congress members had the “misguided view that a missile-defense system does anything other than defend innocent civilians from attacks launched by hostile terrorist groups.”

Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.” Psalm 121:4

Pro-Israel Democrats scrambled on Thursday to restore approximately $1 billion to help fund the replenishment of Israel’s Iron Dome air-defense system after funding was stripped earlier this week from the House of Representatives’ legislation due to an effort by progressive members.

The funding had previously been included in the short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) that was passed along partisan lines on Wednesday but removed from the bill on Tuesday after Democrats realized that it would not receive support from Republicans, as it raised the debt ceiling. Facing the prospect of no Republican support to pass the bill, House Democrats sought to pass the legislation on partisan lines, needing every Democrat to vote for it.

The Congressional Progressive Caucus, led by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) met with Democratic leaders on Tuesday and indicated that its members would not support the CR if the Iron Dome interceptor funding was included in the bill.

The four members of "the Squad"

The progressive caucus includes members of the far-left group of representatives known collectively as “The Squad.” Read more @ JNS HERE