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The Senate measure includes provisions not related to the border or immigration. It specifies funding for local, state and federal agencies to deal with wildfires in eight western states and $225 million for Israel’s “Iron Dome” missile defense system. The system, used against rockets launched from Gaza, is paid for primarily with American money.
Asked about the funding for Israel, Illinois Democrat and Majority Whip Dick Durbin said Israel asked for the addition.
“Israel requested it, the White House asked us to include it,” Durbin told Politico. “It reflects the fact that all the rocket activity coming out of Gaza has exhausted their current supply or at least it is threatening their supply for defense.”
originally posted by: BELIEVERpriest
ISIS is my primary concern. If we ignore them, the problem will only get worse. Im also unhappy with the idea of the UN gaining authority. An authoritative World Court is the last thing we need. Its bad enough that America takes it upon itself to be the world police force. The nations of the world need to go back to a mindset of national sovreignty, not interdependantism.
That said, going back into any previous mindset is itself a folly. One must embrace change to evolve, of course it's not to say we should just do as we're told.