Senate passes Iron Dome funding

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidThe Trail 2016: Her big night Reid: Trump 'may have' broken the law with Russia remarks Senator slams Reid for 'dangerous game' on Trump briefings 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 McCainFULL SPEECH: Hillary Clinton closes out Democratic convention Republican foreign policy advisers call on Congress to probe DNC hack Trump’s minimum wage two-step confuses business groups, advisers 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 GrahamTrump: 'I hope' Russia is able to get Clinton's emails Syria activists cheer Kaine pick Vulnerable GOP senators praise Kaine 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.

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