Aug 12, 2015

Leader McCarthy and Whip Hoyer Joint Statement on Iron Dome

Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement with House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD-05) on the continued bipartisan support for the State of Israel:

“Earlier this week, a bipartisan group of our colleagues toured an Iron Dome battery, a key pillar of Israel’s military defenses. During the summer of 2014 as Hamas indiscriminately launched rockets at civilian population centers, the Iron Dome protected innocent lives by intercepting roughly 90 percent of Hamas’s rockets. As we visited the towns of Ashkelon and Sderot near Gaza, we saw firsthand that without the Iron Dome, many more people would have lost their lives. Congress stands united with Israel, not only in support of its Iron Dome defenses, but also in preserving Israel’s security and ensuring the safety of its people. In these dangerous times, Israel can always be certain that the American people are by their side.”

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