The American Jewish Congress partners with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) to lead a broad and diverse coalition of major American Jewish organizations in calling on the Senate to act. 

Today, 12 national Jewish organizations urged the Senate to quickly approve funding for the replenishment of Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system. While the House overwhelmingly voted, on a bipartisan basis, to fund its replenishment last year, the legislation has stalled in the Senate.

Spearheaded by the American Jewish Congress and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, this letter asks Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), both longstanding supporters of Israel’s security, to continue to use their good offices to see this legislation through. The Senate’s failure to act so far has regrettably impacted America’s support for the security of our ally Israel, which remains a target of terrorist organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah. This can be rectified by moving the legislation forward.

The letter, co-signed by a diverse array of Jewish organizations spanning diverse religious, political, and policy spectrums, shows the strong support that exists across the Jewish community for getting the funding approved. The Jewish community stands ready to work with Senate leadership to guarantee swift passage of this legislation.

You can find the full letter HERE or below.

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