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US Senate approves $1b. for Iron Dome in $1.5 trillion omnibus bill

The US Senate approved late on Thursday an omnibus bill that would fund the federal government until September. The 1.5 trillion package comprises all 12 fiscal year 2022 appropriations bills and supplemental $14 billion to support Ukraine. The bill will now head to President Joe Biden’s desk for signing.

Jewish groups and Israeli officials welcomed on Thursday the passage of the new bill that included $1 billion for Iron Dome replenishment and $250 million for the nonprofit security grant program (NSGP).

Christians United for Israel (CUFI) welcomed the new bill as well. “From core support enabling Israel to defend itself against tyrants that seek its destruction, to the vital resupply of Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system, we welcome Congress including critical aid to Israel within the Omnibus bill, which now heads to the President’s desk,” said CUFI founder and Chairman Pastor John Hagee.

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