WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The amendment was added after Meng and Roskam send a joint letter to the House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, the release said.
“Roskam and Congresswoman Grace Meng… secured increased aid for cooperative US-Israel missile defense systems including Iron Dome, Arrow, Arrow 3 and David’s Sling,” the release said.
A robust missile defense infrastructure is vital to the safety and security of our ally Israel → http://t.co/Ltby40fQ7Q— Peter Roskam (@PeterRoskam) 12 июня 2015
Meng said in the release that Israel was under constant threat from Hamas, Iran, and Hezbollah and needed resources to defend itself.
The measure must now go before the US Senate to be approved and then it must be confirmed at a reconciliation conference between the Senate's and House of Representatives' versions of the defense appropriations bill.