Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidWill Republicans increase red tape in the healthcare industry? Sanders and Schumer are right: Ellison for DNC chair The Hill's 12:30 Report 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.
“We are with the Israelis, because if they don’t have the Iron Dome, they can’t defend themselves,” Sen. John McCainJohn McCainTrump fires opening salvo in budget wars Overnight Finance: Trump budget to boost military, slash nondefense spending | Senate confirms Commerce pick | House Intel chief won't subpoena tax returns Overnight Defense: Trump proposes 3B defense budget | Defense hawks say proposal falls short | Pentagon to probe Yemen raid 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 GrahamGOP senator: Trump budget 'dead on arrival' Speaker Ryan faces crucial stretch March is the biggest month for GOP in a decade 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.