Border Bill Failure Also Stalls 'Iron Dome' Funding in Senate

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 08:42 PM

 

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The failure of the U.S. Senate's border security funding bill on Thursday also delayed at least until September $225 million in funding for Israel's "Iron Dome" missile defense system.

The Senate Appropriations Committee had included the funds for Israel's system in a bill that would have given Obama $2.7 billion to deal with an influx of tens of thousands of undocumented Central American children across the border with Mexico.

But the funding bill stalled until at least September when it failed to clear a procedural hurdle by a vote of 50-44, 10 short of the 60 needed. Republicans objected to the cost of the measure.


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