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Senate Proposes $225M to Support Israel’s Missile Defenses; Barbara Mikulski Comments

Iron DomeThe Senate has introduced an emergency spending bill that includes a $225 million budget to augment an Israeli weapon system that works to intercept adversarial rockets, Reuters reported Tuesday.

Reuters estimates that Israel’s Iron Dome missile shield has blocked approximately one-fifth of Hamas’ more than 2,000 rocket strikes in their ongoing conflict.

“Israel is an essential American ally and needs these assets to defend itself,” said Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., according to Reuters.

The publication reports that the Senate bill also calls for $2.7 billion in new funding to control the flood of undocumented child immigrants at the southern border.

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