Friday, December 10, 2010
The House voted in favor of the USD 205 million bill the administration of President Barack Obama had earmarked for Israel's advanced Iron Dome "anti-missile" system, Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz reported on Thursday.
"This was a priority of Congress and President Obama, and it is the first funding of its kind for this important short-range rocket and artillery shell defense system," said Representative Steve Rothman (D-NJ), a member of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee.
"This funding sends a strong message, to both our enemies and allies, by providing more total dollars than ever before toward these rocket and missile defense programs," he said.'
Posted by DotConnector at 07:44