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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: Gianfar
a reply to: LrdRedhawk
US bombs are all manufactured with depleted uranium elements which has radioactive isotopes that attach to the dust and blow with the wind. Iraq, Afghanistan and border nations have all reported a manifold increase in birth defects and child leukemia and thyroid cancer rates in the past decade.