Senate passes Iron Dome funding

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidObama defeat is Schumer victory Dems gain upper hand on budget Senate Dems: Don't leave for break without Supreme Court vote MORE (D-Nev.) got unanimous consent in the Senate Friday for legislation to give Israel emergency funding for its Iron Dome missile defense system.
 
“This is a good example of us putting aside partisan considerations,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said after passage.
 

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Israel has been battling the terrorist group Hamas for weeks and the conflict continued Friday after Hamas broke the latest cease-fire agreement.
 
“We are with the Israelis, because if they don’t have the Iron Dome, they can’t defend themselves,” Sen. John McCainJohn McCainEpiPen investigation shows need for greater pricing transparency, other reforms Green Beret awarded for heroism during 'pandemonium' of Boston bombing House passes bill exempting some from ObamaCare mandate MORE (R-Ariz.) said Friday.
 
The Pentagon requested $225 million to replenish Israel’s missiles used to intercept rocket attacks from Hamas.
 
Senate passage of that emergency spending measure now sends the bill to the House.
 
“They’re running out of Iron Dome missiles to protect themselves,” Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamObama nominates ambassador to Cuba Funding bill rejected as shutdown nears Shutdown risk grows over Flint MORE (R-S.C.) said. “We are with you. Here are the missiles.”
 
Reid tried to get agreement for this spending measure on Thursday, but Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) objected.