Rubio Introduces Legislation to Reinforce Israel's Iron Dome

Rubio Introduces Legislation to Reinforce Israel's Iron Dome

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
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October 20, 2023

Following the horrific attack in Israel committed by Hamas which left 31 Americans dead, over 1,000 Israelis dead, and hundreds held hostage, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has introduced legislation to reinforce Israel’s “Iron Dome.”

The legislation is known as the Emergency Resupply of Iron Dome Act of 2023.

It would “redirect the funds the Biden Administration plans to send to Hamas-controlled Gaza to instead resupply Israel’s missile defense interceptors.”

Sen. Rubio stated that the Biden administration must ensure taxpayer funds are allotted for Israel’s safety and not the “savagery of Iran-backed Hamas.”

“Now more than ever, the U.S. must stand in support with our greatest ally in the Middle East, Israel. Instead of providing assistance to Gaza, the Biden Administration must ensure any taxpayer funds are used to support Israel’s Iron Dome to defend its citizens from the savagery of Iran-backed Hamas,” said Sen. Rubio.

Rubio joined Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) in the effort to support Israel and their defensive measures.

Sen. Hagerty mentioned the U.S. should “unequivocally support the right of Israel to defend itself” and that his bill would “help Israel resupply its life-saving Iron Dome interceptors.”

“In the wake of Iran-backed Hamas’s savage attack on Israel in which over 1300 people in Israel were murdered, including 30 Americans, and as Iran-backed Hamas terrorists continue to launch missiles and rockets into Israel, the American people have seen the images of Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense systems repeatedly intercepting rockets and saving the lives of countless civilians,” said Sen. Hagerty.

He concluded, “My legislation requires the Biden Administration to halt U.S. foreign assistance from going to Hamas terrorist-dominated areas and instead to redirect these resources to help Israel resupply its life-saving Iron Dome interceptors. The United States should unequivocally support the right of Israel to defend itself from terrorists.”

Should the bill pass in the Senate, the lower chamber will need to elect a Speaker of the House in order for the House of Representatives to be able to take up the legislation. Then the bill can be sent to the President’s desk.

Currently, the Republican Conference does not have a Speaker-Designate after the Conference voted against Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH).

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Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a senior at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE) and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the Sports Editor of the FSView and the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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