Rep. Frankel Statement on Israel and United States Security Program Funding
Washington, July 13, 2021
West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-21) issued the following statement on the inclusion of $500 million for joint U.S.-Israel missile defense programs in the Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense funding bill for Fiscal Year 2022.
“This bill funds missile defense technology that protects Israeli and Palestinian civilians from terror groups like Hamas who fire rockets indiscriminately at Israeli cities while hiding behind civilians in Gaza,” said Rep. Frankel. “This cooperation also protects both Israel and the United States from long-range missile threats from Iran and other foreign adversaries. I’m proud that Congress continues to reiterate what the vast majority of my constituents and the American people know to be true – support for Israel is support for America.”
This follows passage of the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations bill earlier this month which included important provisions to support the U.S.-Israel relationship, including $3.3 billion in continued security assistance.
The next step will be to bring these appropriations bills to the House floor for a vote in the coming weeks. If the Senate passes their own version, appropriators will work to reconcile any differences before sending the final text to the President’s desk for signature.