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House removes funding for Israel’s Iron Dome from spending bill

The head of the House Appropriations Committee said Israel will receive additional funding in a separate defense bill as the deadline to the end of the fiscal year nears.
Israel's Iron Dome anti missile system launches to intercept a rocket on May 20, 2021 in Sderot, Israel.

Funding for Israel’s Iron Dome has been removed from a spending bill in the House of Representatives.

Members of Congress are currently scrambling to pass legislation to keep the government funded after the 2021 fiscal year ends on Sept. 30. The bill, known as House Resolution 5305, originally included funding for Israel’s aerial defense system known as the Iron Dome. However, such funding was removed from the bill on Tuesday, Democratic Rep. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut said in a statement. DeLauro chairs the powerful committee.

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