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Rouzer Statement on Supporting Our Great Ally Israel

  • Washington, DC Office

WASHINGTON, DC - Following the October 7, 2023 unprecedented attack on Israel by the terrorist group Hamas, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6126, the Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act.  This bill provides American military assistance for Israel as it defends itself against the barbaric war launched by Hamas and provides support to ensure the safe return of American citizens impacted by the war.

Congressman Rouzer strongly condemned Hamas’ acts of terrorism by voting in support of H.Res. 771 and will continue to stand with our great ally Israel against unprovoked attacks.

"American security assistance is critical to ensure Israel survives the greatest threat to its existence to date.  Our Middle Eastern ally is confronting the absolute and unspeakable evil of Hamas and the other proxies of Iran," said Congressman Rouzer.  "From the threat posed by Iran and its proxies to our fight against radical Islam in all of its forms, our partnership and cooperation with Israel is central to defeating this evil and keeping our enemies in check.”

The Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act:

  • Reinforces Israeli defense systems by:
    • Providing $4 billion to replenish Iron Dome and David’s Sling missile defense systems;
    • Allocating $1.2 billion for the Iron Beam defense system to counter short-range rockets and mortar threats;
    • Funding $3.5 billion for the procurement of advanced weapons systems, defense articles, and defense services through the Foreign Military Financing Program; and
    • Providing $1 billion to enhance production and development of artillery and critical munitions.
  • Ensures our support for Israel does not compromise U.S. readiness by:
    • Providing $4.4 billion to replenish defense articles and defense services provided to Israel.
  • Provides $200 million for the protection of U.S. personnel and evacuations of U.S. citizens, including:
    • $150 million for enhanced embassy security and protection for U.S. personnel;
    • $50 million for emergency evacuations of American citizens.