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Passes $225 million Iron Dome bill

1 Aug, 2014

The U.S. Congress passes a $225 million funding bill for Iron Dome ahead of the five-week summer break for lawmakers. The House of Representatives 395-8 vote in favor follows unanimous Senate approval and the bill now goes to President Barack Obama, who requested the money and is expected to sign it into law. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) on the Senate floor:

We will stand with you on the battlefield; we will stand with you in the court of public opinion, and we’re going to push back against the United Nations.

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