CUFI Welcomes Congressional Passage of NDAA
President Trump Urged To Sign Bill Without Delay
WASHINGTON – On Friday, Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, released a statement applauding passage of the fiscal year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and welcoming key provisions in the bill that were among CUFI’s top legislative priorities in the 116th Congress.
The bill includes the US-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act (Sec 1271-1280B) and the establishment of United States-Israel Operations-Technology Working Group (section 1299M). These two policies comprised two of the three legislative agenda items for which CUFI members lobbied their elected officials during the group’s 2020 Virtual Summit.
“CUFI members sent more than 300,000 emails to elected officials during our 2020 Summit. I’m extremely pleased to see that as a result, the US-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act and the US-Israel Military Capability Act will become the law of the land once this legislation is signed by the President,” said CUFI founder and Chairman Pastor John Hagee.
“This success, on the heels of our seeing the Never Again Education Act signed into law, shows that when a group of Americans devote themselves to a cause and communicate directly with elected officials, progress can be made even in a divided Washington,” Hagee added.
Additional CUFI-backed items in the NDAA include support for the Iron Dome defense system and co-development and co-production of the Israeli cooperative missile defense program (section 1649), a mandate that the White House sanction Turkey for Ankara’s acquisition of the Russian S-400 missile defense system (Sec 1241), and an anti-money laundering provision that will have a direct, negative impact on terrorist organizations.
“The final NDAA is a product of bipartisan cooperation and a wide range of groups coming together to advance common goals and enhance American national security interests. It is refreshing to see Congress set aside its partisan differences to advance this vital legislation. We strongly support this bill being signed into law,” said CUFI Action Fund Chairwoman Sandra Parker.
With more than 9.5 million members, Christians United for Israel is the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States and one of the leading Christian grassroots movements in the world. CUFI spans all fifty states and reaches millions with its educational message.
The CUFI Action Fund, a nonprofit 501(c)(4), nonpartisan organization, is related to the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, Christians United for Israel (CUFI). The Action Fund is dedicated to ensuring our elected officials hear the perspective of the millions of Christian Zionists across the country.