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McConnell Seeks to Break Out Funding
for Israel’s Iron Dome From Border Bill

Roll Call, by Niels Lesniewski

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/25/2014 10:17:52 AM

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is introducing standalone legislation to provide funding for Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system. The Kentucky Republican’s bill would meet a supplemental funding request from the Pentagon for $225 million for the program. Senate Appropriations Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., included the funding in her much broader supplemental that would primarily address the crisis of unaccompanied migrant children entering the United States from Central America — but Republicans are balking at that $3.6 billion bill. “Republicans are united in support of our ally Israel. We have legislation that would allow Congress to meet the Secretary’s request. And we

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: devnull, 7/25/2014 10:51:36 AM     (No. 9939590)

Now let the Democrats unmask themselves: either they support Israel and move this through the Senate or they do not.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 7/25/2014 10:58:32 AM     (No. 9939607)

This happens too often. Put a needed item into a piece of garbage and dare the other side to oppose it. It´s childish. McConnell is right on this one.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: periwinkel, 7/25/2014 2:02:55 PM     (No. 9939944)

News from the election front in Kentucky: Mitch is running ad after ad after ad about how many millions of dollars he has brought home to Kentucky and how many millions more he will bring home if re-elected. No mention of smaller government, lower deficits and retiring the debt from our Mitch. He´s all about tax and spend in the campaign ads. This is conservative?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Skyliner, 7/25/2014 3:52:03 PM     (No. 9940091)

Wull, I dunna know...

It was my understanding that "funding bills" came from the House, not the Senate.

Am I missing something here?

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