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USA: Congress will vote today on funding the Iron Dome system | Israel Today

2021-09-23T00:01:34.681Z

Both parties are preparing to fight for a budget approval of about a billion dollars for rocket defense missiles • The funding clause was dropped from a comprehensive proposal following opposition from the Progressive Party in the Democratic Party



The US Congress is expected to vote today (Thursday) in a separate vote on the budget of the Dome of Israel system with a total value of one billion dollars, after the funding item was removed from the budget proposal due to pressure from members of the Radical Party in the Democratic Party. 

Calls from members of Congress from both parties to support the budget proposal were circulated tonight, with leading Democratic lawmakers.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced that she supports the proposal, despite her initial opposition to a separate vote on funding the Iron Dome system from the rest of the budget. 

The AIPAC Jewish-Zionist lobby has posted on social media a call for ordinary American citizens to put pressure on members of Congress representing their constituency to vote for the proposal. A tweet on the social network Twitter read:

Contact your congressman and demand that he vote yes. " 

The political crisis surrounding the financing of the Iron Dome system has been fueled by opposition from the Republican Party to the Biden administration's budget transfer and the ability of radical elements in the Democratic Party, including Alexandria Alexio Cortez, to put pressure on the ruling party and demand the budget. Despite tremendous support from both parties for the continued budgeting of the system by his country Tahbarit. 

Source: israelhayom

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