[Congressional Record Volume 167, Number 165 (Thursday, September 23, 2021)]
[Pages H5107-H5115]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]


  Ms. DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and pass the 
bill (H.R. 5323) making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes.
  The Clerk read the title of the bill.
  The text of the bill is as follows:

                               H.R. 5323

       Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
     the United States of America in Congress assembled,
        That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money 
     in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal 
     year ending September 30, 2022, and for other purposes, 

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                         DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE


                       Procurement, Defense-Wide

       For an additional amount for ``Procurement, Defense-Wide'', 
     $1,000,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2024, 
     for the Secretary of Defense to provide to the Government of 
     Israel for the procurement of the Iron Dome defense system to 
     counter short-range rocket threats:  Provided, That such 
     funds shall be provided to address emergent requirements in 
     support of Operation Guardian of the Walls:  Provided 
     further, That such funds shall be transferred pursuant to an 
     exchange of letters and are in addition to funds provided 
     pursuant to the U.S.-Israel Iron Dome Procurement Agreement, 
     as amended:  Provided further, That nothing in the preceding 
     provisos shall be construed to apply to amounts made 
     available in prior appropriations Acts for the procurement of 
     the Iron Dome defense system:  Provided further, That such 
     amount is designated by the Congress as being for an 
     emergency requirement pursuant to section 4001(a)(1) and 
     section 4001(b) of S. Con. Res. 14 (117th Congress), the 
     concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2022.

                      GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS ACT

       Sec. 101.  Each amount appropriated or made available by 
     this Act is in addition to amounts otherwise appropriated for 
     the fiscal year involved.
       Sec. 102.  Unless otherwise provided for by this Act, the 
     additional amounts appropriated by this Act to appropriations 
     accounts shall be available under the authorities and 
     conditions applicable to such appropriations accounts for 
     fiscal year 2022.
        This Act may be cited as the ``Iron Dome Supplemental 
     Appropriations Act, 2022''.

  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to the rule, the gentlewoman from 
Connecticut (Ms. DeLauro) and the gentlewoman from Texas (Ms. Granger) 
each will control 20 minutes.
  The Chair recognizes the gentlewoman from Connecticut.

                             General Leave

  Ms. DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members 
have 5 legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and 
include extraneous material on H.R. 5323 currently under consideration.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the 
gentlewoman from Connecticut?
  There was no objection.
  Ms. DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.
  Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the Iron Dome Supplemental 
Appropriations Act, which provides $1 billion in funding for Iron Dome, 
Israel's short-range missile defense system.
  In May, during the latest period of increased violence between Israel 
and Hamas, more than 4,000 rockets were launched from Gaza. Using radar 
technology and missiles to track and destroy incoming rockets, the Iron 
Dome intercepted over 90 percent of the rockets that would have landed 
in civilian-populated areas. This system, with help from Congress' 
funding, saved thousands of lives in that month alone.
  Under the 2016 memorandum of understanding between the United States 
and Israel, the United States is committed to replenishing the Iron 
Dome so Israel can continue to defend itself from attack and protect 
its citizens.
  With the funding in this bill, the Iron Dome would continue to 
protect millions of civilians. Let me repeat, this funding, as the bill 
language clearly states, is limited to a system that is entirely 
defensive. And there is no greater demonstration of the defensive 
nature of this system than the videos showing the Iron Dome's 
interception capacity.
  Mr. Speaker, the United States has long been committed to the 
objective of a two-state solution, Israelis and Palestinians living 
side by side in a lasting peace. The legislation before us ensures that 
Israel can fully defend all its citizens, a necessary condition for 
lasting peace.
  In the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs funding bill 
passed by the House over the summer, we provided funding to help meet 
the humanitarian and development needs of the Palestinian people, 
another requirement for lasting peace.
  Peace must always be our mission. It will allow Israelis and 
Palestinians to reconcile their differences and heal their many wounds. 
But only through peace can this reconciliation and healing even begin 
to be achieved.
  Mr. Speaker, this bill demonstrates that Congress' commitment to our 
friend and ally Israel is bipartisan and ironclad. It fulfills our 
moral imperative to protect the lives of innocent civilians and helps 
build the foundations for peace.
  I urge my colleagues to support this bill, and I reserve the balance 
of my time.
  Ms. GRANGER. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.
  Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of H.R. 5323, which 
provides funding for Israel's Iron Dome system.
  I have a long record of supporting Israel and am proud to support 
this bill today.
  We originally secured funding for Iron Dome in the continuing 
resolution that was filed Tuesday morning. Unfortunately, that funding 
was then stripped out to address concerns on the Democrat side, and a 
new CR was introduced.
  In addition, Republicans voted for my motion to recommit, which could 
have addressed this issue, but the majority party was united in voting 
against it.
  Let me explain why this bill is important to pass as quickly as 
possible. Four months ago, Israel was under attack from terrorists. The 
rocket fire into Israel was unprecedented. Countless civilian lives 
were saved because of the Iron Dome system that the United States has 
supported year after year.
  Due to the attacks this last spring, Iron Dome rocket interceptors 
need to be replenished. This funding is critical and time-sensitive. We 
must ensure Israel has what it needs to defend itself in the face of 
real and growing threats.
  Providing this funding sends an important message to Israel and those 
who wish them harm, that the United States stands with Israel and 
against terrorists. We must reassure our ally that America will never 
turn its back on the great State of Israel.
  I urge passage and reserve the balance of my time.
  Ms. DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, I yield 1 minute to the gentlewoman from 
Minnesota (Ms. McCollum), the chair of the Defense Appropriations 
  Ms. McCOLLUM. Mr. Speaker, I am a strong supporter of human rights, 
Palestinian and Israeli rights.
  As chair of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, Iron Dome was 
fully funded in the FY22 Defense appropriations bill that passed out of 
committee with unanimous Democratic support and no Republican votes.
  The CR earlier this week added language for a billion dollars for 
Iron Dome, despite no requests received by me from the Biden 
  Madam Chair, you and I agree, this was a matter that could have been 
worked out in conference committee, but today we have this emergency 
bill in front of us. I would like to engage in a colloquy with the 
chair of the full committee to clarify this important point.
  Can any funds in this bill be used for the procurement of offensive 
weapons by the Government of Israel? I yield to my friend for an 
  Ms. DeLAURO. I thank the gentlewoman for yielding. The answer is no, 
they cannot be used for offensive weapons by the Government of Israel. 
On page 2, line 7, the bill clearly states the purpose, ``for the 
procurement of the Iron Dome defense system to counter short-range 
rocket threats.''

  Ms. McCOLLUM. Thank you. This bill clearly states that this funding 
is purely for defensive purposes.
  Ms. GRANGER. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from 
Arkansas (Mr. Womack), the ranking member of the Financial Services and 
General Government Subcommittee.
  Mr. WOMACK. Mr. Speaker, I rise this afternoon in steadfast support 
of this supplemental and of Israel.
  In the same week President Biden pledged to stand with our allies, 
his Democrat counterparts removed critical defense resources for our 
longstanding ally and friend. We shouldn't be surprised, given the 
openly anti-Semitic sentiments and comparisons of Israel and America to 
terrorist organizations expressed by some on the other side.
  The State of Israel has the right to exist free of terror. This point 
should not be controversial. The bill is simple. As evidenced by the 
colloquy just a minute ago, it replenishes the defensive Iron Dome 
system. I will say it again. It replenishes a defensive system.
  The Iron Dome has no offensive capability, and yet there are still 
members on the Democrat side of the aisle who oppose it. It was that 
opposition, Mr.

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Speaker, that delayed proceedings in this very Chamber on Tuesday, 
forcing leadership to pull Iron Dome from the continuing resolution, so 
they could have the votes to pass.
  Interestingly, we didn't see the same visceral reaction to leaving 
more than a billion dollars' worth of artillery in the hands of 
terrorists in Afghanistan, as we are seeing with this defensive system.
  They are openly opposing a capability that protects women and 
children from terrorist rocket attacks.
  In the words of our own Speaker, it is about the children.
  Earlier this year, Hamas and other terrorist organizations launched 
more than 4,000 rockets at Israeli civilians. We are talking about 
children and families simply trying to live their lives.
  I hope this bill passes without opposition. That, Mr. Speaker, should 
be the standard. I urge each and every one of my colleagues to support 
this bill.
  Ms. DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentlewoman from 
Florida (Ms. Wasserman Schultz), the chair of the Military Construction 
and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee.
  Ms. WASSERMAN SCHULTZ. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of the 
Iron Dome Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2022, which I was proud to 
help bring to the floor today.
  The United States has long supported critical funding to help our 
democratic ally, Israel, protect herself by herself.
  During my trips to Israel, I have been privileged to spend hours 
meeting with families living near the border with Gaza who huddle in 
bomb shelters designed to dually function as schools. There you can see 
Israel's geographic vulnerability firsthand and clearly understand the 
urgency of securing this replenishment funding for Israel's highly 
effective Iron Dome missile defense program.
  Israel relies on the Iron Dome to defend her citizens against 
incoming rocket fire from terrorist groups like Hamas, Islamic jihad, 
and Hezbollah. Earlier this year when terrorist groups fired 4,500 
rockets at Israel's population centers in just 11 days, the Iron Dome 
effectively intercepted 90 percent of those rockets, saving innocent 
Israeli and Palestinian lives.
  The system also maintains regional stability by preventing dangerous 
escalation. For these reasons, I know I will continue to use my vote 
and my voice to maintain our Nation's ironclad commitment to Israel's 
security, including maintaining her qualitative military edge, 
especially against emerging terrorist threats.
  This is a defense system. Its whole purpose is to stop violence and 
save lives. By supporting this program, you are promoting peace.
  I am proud to have worked on a strategy with other pro-Israel 
Democrats and our House leadership to ensure there is no question about 
our commitment to the safety and security of our closest ally in the 
Middle East, Israel.
  I urge the United States Senate to take up this urgent funding bill 
immediately to defend our ally Israel and increase prospects for peace 
and avoid the CR debt-limit debate. I thank the chair for bringing this 
important legislation to the floor.
  Ms. GRANGER. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from 
Arkansas (Mr. Hill).
  Mr. HILL. Mr. Speaker, I thank the Speaker, I thank the ranking 
member of the Appropriations Committee, and the chair for bringing this 
measure to the floor. But to paraphrase President Reagan, Well, there 
you go again.
  Why are we here? This should have been in the CR, approved, or we 
should have had support for the ranking member's motion to recommit, 
but we are here for a supplemental appropriation for the Iron Dome.
  I support it, but it is disgraceful that we have had to come back to 
the House floor to carry on this mission.
  The Iron Dome is one of the most successful military and technology 
partnerships in world history. Earlier this year, the missile defense 
system, Iron Dome, saved countless lives, Mr. Speaker, of Israeli and 
Palestinian citizens from relentless attack.
  In July I traveled to Israel with Foreign Affairs Committee Chair 
Meeks on the first U.S. congressional codel since the pandemic. Where 
was it? Our first visit, Jerusalem, to meet the new Israeli coalition 
  Despite a change in power and a new governing coalition between left 
and right, there is no space, Mr. Speaker, between the parties in 
Israel that the number one national security threat continues to be 
  And who funds that roaring rocket reign of terror flying into Israel 
from Hamas? Iran.
  Mr. Speaker, we have historically in this body had strong bipartisan 
support for our friend, Israel. On our trip, our delegation, led by 
Chair Meeks, assured the Israeli Government that we have their back and 
that we would continue to fund Iron Dome. I thank him for his critical 

  While this makeup vote restores the funding stripped by Democratic 
colleagues earlier this week, the concern I have is like the 
gentlewoman from Florida, those strong Democratic friends of Israel are 
continuing to be thrown under the bus on this House floor by the far 
  Mr. Speaker, I urge approval. I thank the Appropriations Committee.
  Ms. DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, I yield 1 minute to the gentleman from New 
Jersey (Mr. Pascrell).
  Mr. PASCRELL. Mr. Speaker, I support Israel's right to defend 
herself. I have always voted for defensive technology, which we should 
invest in.
  The Congress first supported Iron Dome funding a decade ago after a 
request made by President Obama.
  In 2014 I visited Israel. I saw with my own eyes how the Iron Dome 
stopped rockets and saved lives.
  This year we saw the horrific launching of rockets from Gaza toward 
Israeli streets. It is never okay to target civilians.
  While the deescalation prevailed, there was a tragic loss of life in 
Israel and Gaza. Extremism and vicious rhetoric breed instability.
  This year the U.S. rightly provided millions in humanitarian 
assistance to the Palestinian people. Thanks to the bill before us, 
Congress is reaffirming our commitment to Israel's right to defend 
  Iron Dome technology keeps people safe, and it saves lives.
  Ms. GRANGER. Mr. Speaker, I yield the balance of my time to the 
gentleman from Tennessee (Mr. Fleischmann), and I ask unanimous consent 
that he control the remainder of the time.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the 
gentlewoman from Texas?
  There was no objection.
  Mr. FLEISCHMANN. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may 
  I rise today on this very important issue that is near and dear to my 
heart and ought to be near and dear to the heart of this body and the 
United States of America.
  I think the Democratic majority made a horrific mistake this week in 
stripping out Iron Dome funding from the NDAA bill. I was shocked.
  I was shocked because I grew up in a country that, despite being a 
Republican--and I am a strong Republican; my mother was a strong 
Democrat, my father was a strong Republican--support for Israel, our 
beloved ally, our democratic ally, our only really, really reliable 
ally in the Middle East was stripped out of that bill.

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  This was a defensive mechanism. This is a system, Mr. Speaker, that 
keeps missiles from coming in and killing innocent men, women, and 
children who live in fear. Never let an Israeli live in fear from 
terrorism again; a defensive mechanism, a defensive system.
  So today I do applaud the Democrats for finally standing up and 
admitting their mistake with this bill that is unnecessary in this 
format but has become necessary because it was stripped out of the 
major NDAA bill.
  So I will be strongly supporting this bill, this billion dollars for 
a defensive system, but more importantly today before I reserve the 
balance of my time, let me say that as an American, as a Republican, as 
a servant in this House, the United States of America must state its 
unequivocal support for the State of Israel.
  Israel has gone through a tumultuous history since its founding. The 
United States has stood with Israel. We will stand with Israel today on 
this important bill. We will fund the Iron Dome, and we will always 
protect the Israeli people from terrorism wherever it comes from.

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  Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Ms. DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, I yield 1 minute to the gentlewoman from 
New York (Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney).
  Mrs. CAROLYN B. MALONEY of New York. Mr. Speaker, I strongly support 
funding for the Iron Dome.
  The Iron Dome is a purely defensive system, one that has saved 
countless innocent lives. Its whole purpose is to save lives and pursue 
  I strongly support Israel's right to defend herself. Since its 
formation, Israel, our closest ally in the Middle East, has been under 
attack by terrorist organizations like Hamas and Hezbollah that deny 
its right to exist. The Iron Dome is crucial to protecting lives 
against these terrorist attacks who continue to fire thousands of 
rockets into Israel.
  I am proud of the work that Israel and the United States did together 
to develop this successful defensive system, and I urge all my 
colleagues to support the Iron Dome Supplemental Appropriations Act. 
This should be a totally bipartisan effort.
  I particularly thank the members of the Appropriations Committee and 
Chair DeLauro, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and many others for their work 
for bringing it swiftly to the floor. I urge a ``yes'' vote.
  Mr. FLEISCHMANN. Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Ms. DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, I yield 1 minute to the gentlewoman from 
California (Ms. Pelosi), the Speaker of the House.
  Ms. PELOSI. Mr. Speaker, I thank the distinguished chairwoman of the 
Appropriations Committee for yielding, but more importantly, for her 
unwavering support for this important priority. Thank you, Ms. DeLauro, 
for your leadership in bringing this legislation to the floor to 
further express the will of Congress in a bipartisan way for the 
security of Israel.
  Iron Dome is a purely defensive system designed to safeguard all 
civilians living in Israel. The system was codeveloped by the United 
States and Israel and has saved thousands of lives.
  Additional financial support for Iron Dome was part of the memorandum 
of understanding negotiated by President Obama in 2016. The funding 
being appropriated today simply continues and strengthens this support.
  Passage of this bill reflects a great unity in Congress on a 
bipartisan and bicameral basis for Israel's security.
  Assistance to Israel is vital, because Israel's security is an 
imperative for America's security.
  Today and every day, Congress stands in support of a comprehensive, 
durable peace in the region, and we pray for every life lost on all 
sides of this conflict.
  I urge a strong bipartisan vote for the security of the people of 
Israel and for this legislation.
  Again, I commend all who have been a part of putting this together, 
Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz, Congressman Deutch, and so many others 
that I see here.
  Mr. FLEISCHMANN. Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Ms. DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, I yield 1 minute to the gentleman from New 
Jersey (Mr. Norcross).
  Mr. NORCROSS. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairwoman for yielding, and I 
appreciate her bringing this important bill to the floor in such a 
timely manner.
  I rise today in speaking of the importance of defending innocent 
lives from indiscriminate attacks, because that is exactly what Iron 
Dome does. It is a purely defensive system that safeguards lives and 
thousands of civilians living in Israel, many of whom have friends and 
family right in my south Jersey district.
  This shouldn't be a partisan issue, and I hear that right before they 
start blaming the other side. My God, the reason why it didn't come up 
before is because they wouldn't vote for it. We couldn't count on them. 
Just like we can't count on them on so many issues.
  This saves lives. 300,000 of them are American citizens living in 
Israel. You heard the number, 4,000 shots. Very few people lost their 
lives. Still too many. Imagine how many would have died if this system 
were not in place.
  This is just so important for our relationship with Israel. If we 
fail to stand by our closest allies what message are we sending to 
  So protecting civilian lives through this defensive system is a 
nonpartisan issue, and we must support it. I urge all my colleagues to 
support this measure.
  Mr. FLEISCHMANN. Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Ms. DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, I yield 1 minute to the gentleman from 
Rhode Island (Mr. Cicilline).
  Mr. CICILLINE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of the 
Iron Dome Supplemental Appropriations Act.
  Israel has the right to defend itself against any assault on its 
sovereignty and its people. This funding will help replenish Israel's 
Iron Dome to safeguard the Israeli people from Hamas rocket fire and 
other terrorist threats.

  It is unfortunate, Mr. Speaker, that my colleagues on the other side 
of the aisle have decided to politicize such an important and serious 
issue even after the recent deadly hostilities between Israel and 
Hamas. They tried to play political games with something as deadly 
serious as Iron Dome by claiming we should have included this in a 
different vehicle, which every single Republican voted against.
  Too much of a risk.
  Today's vote is a reminder that the United States will always stand 
with our ally Israel, and we have always supported funding for Iron 
Dome, we will continue to do so.
  Enough with the politics. Israel wants bipartisan support. This 
political gamesmanship must end. Today's vote will help do that.
  Mr. FLEISCHMANN. Mr. Speaker, I continue to reserve the balance of my 
  Ms. DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, I yield 1 minute to the gentlewoman from 
North Carolina (Ms. Manning).
  Ms. MANNING. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of H.R. 
5323, the Iron Dome Supplemental Appropriations Act.
  Israel is our most important, most reliable, and only democratic ally 
in the Middle East. The United States has a longstanding bipartisan 
commitment to Israel's security, and that commitment must remain 
  In May, innocent civilians in Israel, Jews, Christians, and Muslims 
were targeted by terrorist groups from Gaza who fired more than 4,500 
rockets at schools, hospitals, and population centers. It was the Iron 
Dome missile defense system that intercepted those rockets, saving 
thousands of lives.
  Now we must stand with our ally on a bipartisan basis and make sure 
Israel has the resources to defend her people from future terrorist 
attacks. We do that by passing this bill.
  I am grateful to Majority Leader Hoyer and Chairwoman DeLauro for 
their leadership in bringing this supplemental to the floor today. We 
cannot play politics with Israel's security especially when lives are 
at risk.
  Mr. FLEISCHMANN. Mr. Speaker, I continue to reserve the balance of my 
  Ms. DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, I yield 1 minute to the gentlewoman from 
Connecticut (Mrs. Hayes).
  Mrs. HAYES. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentlewoman for yielding.
  Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of this bill. There are serious votes, 
and then there are messaging votes. A messaging vote is designed for 
attack ads.
  That is exactly what we saw on the floor yesterday. The motion to 
recommit, a parliamentary action, has been turned into a dishonest 
attack and framed as a vote against the security of Israel.
  I am a Democrat, and I remain firm in my commitment and appreciation 
for Israel's legitimate right to self-defense, and I remind everyone 
again that the motion to recommit just sends the bill back to 
  According to the memorandum of understanding between Israel and the 
United States reached in 2016, for fiscal years 2019 through 2028, the 
United States is expected to provide $500 million every year for 
missile defense. That has not changed.
  Funding for the Iron Dome was never in jeopardy. In fact, President 
Biden has pledged to replenish the Iron Dome funding system, and 
Congress will approve it following the correct legislative action.
  A motion to recommit is a procedural vote that sends a bill back to 
committee. That is all it does. My Republican colleagues have shown 
time and time again that when we have to take actual votes, they vote 
against Israel.

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  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The time of the gentlewoman has expired.
  Ms. DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, I yield the gentlewoman an additional 30 
  Mrs. HAYES. Mr. Speaker, on July 1 the Appropriations Committee voted 
on H.R. 4373, which contains the bulk of Israel aid, $3.3 billion in 
security assistance. Every Republican voted ``no.''
  On July 13, the Appropriations Committee voted on H.R. 4432, which 
includes $500 million in missile defense. Every Republican voted 
  So let's be honest about what is happening here. We have consistently 
voted to support our allies in Israel.
  I end by saying, being pro-Israel and expressing concern for 
Palestinian rights are not mutually exclusive. I will continue to 
challenge myself and my colleagues and ask the difficult questions in 
an effort to work toward a solution. I urge a ``yes'' vote.
  Mr. FLEISCHMANN. Mr. Speaker, I continue to reserve the balance of my 
  Ms. DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, I yield 1 minute to the gentleman from 
Illinois (Mr. Schneider).
  Mr. SCHNEIDER. Mr. Speaker, 30 years ago in the Gulf war, Israel 
endured 31 scud missile strikes from Iraq; its population effectively 
  Fifteen years ago in the second Lebanon war, Hezbollah fired 4,000 
rockets at Israel in 34 days. Again, Israel had no active defense.
  Five months ago over the course of just 11 days, Hamas and other 
terrorist groups in Gaza launched more than 4,500 rockets at Israel, 
but because of Iron Dome, Israel is no longer defenseless. Iron Dome 
has saved lives both Israeli and Palestinian.
  America's commitment to Iron Dome is rock solid. Today's vote will 
make that clear in spite that some on both sides of the aisle will seek 
to make Israel and our unyielding support for the U.S.-Israel 
relationship a wedge issue.
  There are so many reasons for hope in the region. Israel has a new 
government with the broadest imaginable governing coalition, including 
Arab parties. Israelis and Palestinians are talking to each other 
again. The Abraham Accords are changing the dynamic between Israel and 
her Arab neighbors. Progress in all these areas starts with and depends 
on security.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The time of the gentleman has expired.

  Ms. DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, I yield the gentleman an additional 10 
  Mr. SCHNEIDER. Progress in all these areas starts with and depends on 
security, and security starts with and relies on Iron Dome funding.
  I urge my colleagues to join me in supporting this critical funding 
and hope the Senate will take it up immediately.
  Mr. FLEISCHMANN. Mr. Speaker, I continue to reserve the balance of my 
  Ms. DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, I yield 1 minute to the gentleman from New 
Jersey (Mr. Gottheimer).
  Mr. GOTTHEIMER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of critical 
legislation to support our key ally Israel on the Iron Dome technology 
we worked with them to develop.
  For 73 years, the United States and Israel have fostered and 
strengthened a remarkable relationship rooted in our shared values of 
freedom and democracy.
  We continue to see those values attacked today.
  Israel's national security is key to America's national security and 
to our fight against terror.
  Earlier this year, terrorists in Gaza including Hamas and the 
Palestinian Islamic jihad fired more than 4,500 rockets at innocent 
civilians in Israel in just 11 days.
  We thank God each day for the Iron Dome, which intercepted 90 percent 
of the incoming rockets, saving countless lives.

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  Unfortunately, some of my colleagues recently used support for this 
defense system as a political football. They threatened to shut down 
the Federal Government, putting at risk hurricane disaster relief and 
help for Afghan refugees, all over support for Iron Dome. It was 
outrageous, but now we have a chance to act.
  Let's pass this bill, support Iron Dome, and continue our historic, 
bipartisan support for the U.S.-Israel relationship. The Senate should 
then immediately take up this standalone measure and not let it get 
bogged down in the ongoing debt ceiling and continuing resolution 
  Mr. Speaker, we must protect our ally, the only democracy in the 
Middle East. Our national security is on the line.
  Mr. FLEISCHMANN. Mr. Speaker, I continue to reserve the balance of my 
  Ms. DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, I yield 1 minute to the gentlewoman from 
Michigan (Ms. Tlaib).
  Ms. TLAIB. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to this supplemental.
  I will not support an effort to enable and support war crimes, human 
rights abuses, and violence.
  We cannot continue talking only about Israeli's need for safety at a 
time when Palestinians are living under a violent apartheid system and 
are dying from what Human Rights Watch has said are war crimes.
  We should also be talking about the Palestinian need for security 
from Israeli attacks. We must be consistent in our commitment to human 
life, period. Everyone deserves to be safe there.
  The bill claims to be ``a replenishment'' for weapons apartheid 
Israel used in a crisis it manufactured when it attacked worshippers at 
one of the most holiest Islamic locations, al-Aqsa Mosque, committing, 
again, numerous war crimes.
  Yet, $1 billion in American taxpayer dollars that my colleagues want 
to give represents, to me, an absurd and unjustifiable 140 times 
increase to U.S. funding for the Iron Dome.
  I firmly believe our country must oppose selling weapons to anyone 
anywhere without human rights law compliance.
  The Israeli Government is an apartheid regime--not my words, the 
words of Human Rights Watch and Israel's own human rights organization 
  Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues: Please stand with me in supporting 
human rights for all.
  I include in the Record this Human Rights Watch article.

                     [From BBC News, Aug. 23, 2021]

  Israeli Strikes on Gaza High-Rises May Be War Crimes--Human Rights 

       No-one was hurt in the attacks, but a report by the 
     campaign group says dozens of families were left homeless.
       The Israeli military said Palestinian militant groups were 
     using the towers for military purposes and turning civilians 
     inside into human shields.
       But HRW said it had not provided evidence to support those 
       At least 256 people were killed in Gaza, according to the 
     United Nations, and 13 people were killed in Israel during 11 
     days of fierce fighting.
       It began after weeks of spiralling Israeli-Palestinian 
     tension in East Jerusalem which culminated in clashes at a 
     holy site revered by both Muslims and Jews. Hamas--the 
     militant Islamist group which rules Gaza--began firing 
     rockets after warning Israel to withdraw from the site, 
     triggering retaliatory air strikes.
       Between 11 and 15 May, Israeli strikes destroyed the 
     Hanadi, Jawhara, Shorouk, and Jala towers in Gaza City.
       In each case, the Israeli military warned tenants of 
     impending attacks, allowing for their evacuation, according 
     to HRW's report.
       Israeli authorities said the buildings housed offices of 
     Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups, including the 
     headquarters of certain units and military intelligence. One 
     tower included offices for ``the most valuable Hamas 
     technological equipment'' for use against Israel, it says.
       HRW's investigation was based on interviews with 18 
     Palestinians who witnessed the strikes or were affected by 
     them, along with analysis of videos and photographs.
       It found no evidence that members of militant groups 
     involved in military operations had a current or long-term 
     presence in any of the towers at the time they were attacked.
       Even if there were such a presence, the report says, the 
     attacks appeared to cause foreseeably disproportionate harm 
     to civilian property.
       The strike on the 12-storey Jala Tower, which housed the 
     offices of the Associated Press (AP) news agency and the Al 
     Jazeera broadcasting network, provoked widespread outrage.
       In June, Israel's ambassador to the US told AP executives 
     that the building was being used by Hamas to develop an 
     electronic jamming system against the Israeli military's Iron 
     Dome missile defence system.
       But the AP's executive editor said it had never had any 
     indication that Hamas militants might be in the tower.

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       ``The apparently unlawful Israeli strikes on four high-rise 
     towers in Gaza City caused serious, lasting harm for 
     countless Palestinians who lived, worked, shopped, or 
     benefitted from businesses based there,'' said Richard Weir, 
     HRW's crisis and conflict researcher. ``The Israeli military 
     should publicly produce the evidence that it says it relied 
     on to carry out these attacks.''
       In response to HRW's report, the Israeli military told the 
     BBC: ``Hamas and the other terror organisations deliberately 
     and unlawfully embed their military assets in densely 
     populated civilian areas, in order to make it more difficult 
     for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to attack their military 
       ``The assets Hamas tried to hide inside these multi-storey 
     buildings . . . were often of particularly high military 
     value, and successfully striking them was of strategic 
     importance to the IDF,'' it added.
       The military stressed that it provided ``significant 
     advance warnings and took efforts to ensure civilians had 
     evacuated'' in all four cases.
       HRW has published two other reports on the conflict that 
     accused both sides of carrying out attacks that apparently 
     amount to war crimes.
       The first said an investigation into three Israeli strikes 
     that killed 62 civilians found no evidence of military 
     targets nearby, while the second said the firing of 4,000 
     unguided rockets and mortars towards Israeli cities and towns 
     by Palestinian militants constituted indiscriminate attacks 
     on civilians. Both the Israeli military and Hamas denied the 
  Mr. FLEISCHMANN. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself as much time as 
necessary to respond to this comment.
  Mr. Speaker, the truth has finally come out on the floor of the House 
of the United States of America. I heard some of my Democratic 
colleagues: Stand with me, with Israel, with our ally, to fight 
terrorism with a defensive weapon system.
  And what did we just hear? We heard the Democratic Party speak out. 
We heard, right now, from my colleague across the aisle with a shocking 
statement. She opposes this because they have a vocal minority in the 
majority party that is anti-Israel, that is anti-Semitic. And as 
Americans, we can never stand for that.
  I grew up with Holocaust survivors. I grew up with children of 
Holocaust survivors. Israel has been attacked and attacked and attacked 
since its inception.
  As Americans, I beseech you, I reach out to the majority, and I say 
condemn what we just heard on the floor. Condemn terrorism. This is a 
defensive weapon system. Stop playing your procedural games.
  I hear recommit. It was a motion to recommit. You just saw something 
on this floor I thought I would never see, not only as a Member of this 
House, but as an American.
  Let us stand with Israel. Let's combat anti-Semitism wherever it is 
in the world, whether it is in the United States, whether it is from 
  I am shocked with what I just heard. I ask the majority to condemn 
the comments that were just made by their Member.
  Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Ms. DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, I yield 1 minute to the gentleman from 
Florida (Mr. Deutch), the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs.
  Mr. DEUTCH. Mr. Speaker, I thank my friend, Chair DeLauro, and I 
thank the Speaker.
  Mr. Speaker, I have a speech about how important it is for us to 
stand up against terror and the terror strikes against Israel launched 
by the terrorist group Hamas from Gaza--4,500 rockets that Iron Dome 
helped to stop. And I have a speech that is all about how important it 
is for us to replenish that.
  But, Mr. Speaker, I cannot--I cannot--allow one of my colleagues to 
stand on the floor of the House of Representatives and label the Jewish 
democratic State of Israel an apartheid state. I reject it.
  Today, this Caucus, this body, the House of Representatives will 
overwhelmingly stand with our ally, the State of Israel, in 
replenishing this defensive system.
  If you believe in human rights, if you believe in saving lives, 
Israeli lives and Palestinian lives, I say to my colleague who just 
besmirched our ally, then you will support this legislation.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The time of the gentleman has expired.
  Ms. DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, I yield an additional 30 seconds to the 
  Mr. DEUTCH. Mr. Speaker, we can have an opportunity to debate lots of 
issues on the House floor, but to falsely characterize the State of 
Israel is consistent with those--let's be clear--it is consistent with 
those who advocate for the dismantling of the one Jewish state in the 
world. When there is no place on the map for one Jewish state, that is 
anti-Semitism, and I reject that.
  I stand in support of this important legislation. I thank the 
Speaker, the majority leader, and the chairwoman for bringing this 
forward, and I urge every one of my colleagues to stand in support of 
  Mr. FLEISCHMANN. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from 
Louisiana (Mr. Scalise), the Republican minority whip.
  Mr. SCALISE. Mr. Speaker, I thank my friend from Tennessee for 
yielding and especially for his passion, the statements that he just 
made, and the importance of not only standing up for Israel, which we 
all need to do, but standing up against anti-Semitism, against the kind 
of attacks on Israel that the very Iron Dome are necessary for.
  The Iron Dome represents one of those great partnerships between our 
two great nations, this great bond between the United States and 
Israel, allowing Israel to defend themselves, defend themselves against 
attacks from Gaza, against attacks from terrorists who want to destroy 
Israel as a Jewish state. That is what this has always been about.
  It had been heartening for decades that this was always a bipartisan 
issue. We shouldn't have to be here today to pass this bill because it 
should have been passed on Tuesday. There was a vote on the House floor 
to ensure Israel had the money to defend themselves, to put that 
billion dollars back in. On a straight party-line vote, every Democrat 
voted it down. I don't know why on Tuesday they were against Israel's 
Iron Dome's defense. Today, maybe things will change. Hopefully, things 
will change. But we ought to always stand with Israel, and especially 
with what their Iron Dome represents.
  I have been to Israel. I have been to areas where the Iron Dome is 
actually utilized effectively to save Jewish lives, to save everybody's 
life who lives in Israel, whether it is Jews, Palestinians. Anyone who 
lives in Israel under threat of terrorist attack can at least have some 
solace at knowing that the Iron Dome is there to protect them.
  Thousands of rockets were fired into Israel by terrorists, and that 
is why we need to put this billion dollars in place to allow them to 
replenish the Iron Dome missiles that saved lives in Israel. Save lives 
in Israel, that is what this is about.
  We should be with Israel, not just on Thursday. We should also be 
with them on Tuesday, on Monday. Every single day, we need to stand 
with our ally Israel against attacks that we see from anti-Semites 
around the world.
  Mr. Speaker, I strongly urge passage of this bill.
  Ms. DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, I yield 1 minute to the gentleman from 
Maryland (Mr. Hoyer), my good friend and the majority leader.
  Mr. HOYER. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentlewoman for yielding.
  Mr. Speaker, this is not a partisan issue. Very frankly, the CR that 
was brought to the floor the other day would have said we are going to 
pay the debts of the United States because we don't welch, and we are 
going to fund Iron Dome.
  Unfortunately, because, to a person, our Republican colleagues would 
have refused and said they would not vote for that resolution, and 
because, yes, there were a very, very few who said they wouldn't vote 
for it on our side, because all of you would not vote for it, and we 
had just a handful who would not vote, we could not pass it. So, the 
debt limit was at risk, and Iron Dome was at risk.
  The chair of the Committee on Appropriations, Rosa DeLauro, said that 
won't stand. And I stood on this floor and said we are going to bring 
an individual bill that I hope all of us will support. Now, obviously, 
all of us are not supporting it. There are some few who will not 
support this. But the overwhelming majority of this Congress, not in a 
partisan way, but in an American way, will support defending the 
democratic State of Israel created by the United Nations of the world 
to be an independent, sovereign, secure nation.

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  Very frankly, in a bipartisan way, no nation on Earth has been more 
important for the survival and security and sovereignty of that nation 
than the United States of America. Today continues that commitment.
  Mr. Speaker, on Tuesday, I said we will deal with Iron Dome without 
delay to help defend Israel against Hamas' rocket attacks. Today, I am 
proud to bring this legislation to the floor and thank not only Chair 
DeLauro but I also thank many who have spoken, certainly, my friend 
Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Mr. Deutch, Mr. Schneider, and others who 
have talked to me about this issue.
  We bring this bill to the floor with the expectation that it will be 
overwhelmingly passed because we will put behind us partisanship.
  Support for Israel has traditionally and must always be a bipartisan 
issue. That is because we overwhelmingly recognize the fundamental 
right of the Jewish people to live independently in their ancestral 
homeland and to do so in peace and security.
  Since its founding--a millennia ago, in some respects--more 
particularly, politically, 1948 to today, Israel has been under 
constant threat and attack from those who would deny its right to 
exist--not about offensive actions that they took, not about this 
action that they took, to deny their very right to exist.
  As we continue to stand up for a two-state solution that achieves 
peace, security, hope, and opportunity for both Israelis and 
Palestinians, we vigorously, strongly, unshakably, stand for Israel's 
right to defend itself against terrorism.
  Make no mistake: Hamas and Hezbollah are terrorist organizations bent 
on murder and genocide and eliminating Israel from that map of which 
Mr. Deutch talked. Supported by Iran, one of the most prolific 
supporters of terrorism in the world, and avowing not only the 
destruction of Israel but also harm to America, Hamas and Hezbollah 
continue to rain terror down on innocent Israelis.

                              {time}  1315

  In May, Hamas showed the world, yet again, why these terror 
organizations remain a threat to peace to the future of both Israelis 
and Palestinians. The rocket attacks that launched from Gaza, a 
territory it rules with a draconian iron fist, sought to kill innocent 
Israeli citizens indiscriminately.
  Sadly, Hamas's attacks compelled a defensive response that led to the 
deaths of innocent Palestinians trapped in harm's way or used as human 
shields by the terror organization's brutal rule.
  Mr. Speaker, much of the reason why so many innocent Israeli lives 
were saved was because of something we have done here in Congress since 
2010, which is to fund and support and jointly develop the deployment 
of the defensive anti-rocket system called Iron Dome.
  Iron Dome has saved countless lives since 2010, including during the 
conflict in May, protecting schools, hospitals, synagogues, and family 
homes. The system continues to do its job, with a rocket from Gaza 
being intercepted less than 2 weeks ago.
  During a period of 10 days in May, Hamas fired more than 4,400 
rockets; 10 days, 4,400. Over 400 rockets a day fired into Israel, and 
Iron Dome extraordinarily intercepted 90 percent of those rockets. That 
number, in just 10 days, was a dramatic escalation over the number of 
rockets fired at Israel by Hamas and Hezbollah over the previous 10 
years, which was around 10,000, or 1,000 a year. 4,400 rockets in 10 
  Hezbollah, by the way, and we all recognize this, is estimated, by 
published reports--I don't have the classified reports--to have 130,000 
rockets aimed at Israel from southern Lebanon.
  The number of interceptors Israel needs to deal with these escalating 
attacks is going up dramatically as well.
  I talked to Mr. Lapid just 2 days ago, and he said to me: 
Congressman, I really don't know. We know how many rockets they have, 
we just don't know how many they will send at one time. So that we need 
to make sure that there is sufficient supply, and the resupply after 
the rockets, confronting the 4,400 rockets, were used. Israel needed 
2,400 interceptors for 10,000 rockets. In May, it needed 2,000 
interceptors to take down the 4,400.
  As a result of May's unprecedented barrage and the use of Iron Dome 
to defend against it, the system needs to be replenished and 
  Mr. Speaker, I was proud to work with my colleagues on both sides of 
the aisle to support the development and deployment of Iron Dome as 
part of the broad, bipartisan support for Israel in Congress, as well 
as to support the joint American-Israeli development of the David's 
Sling long-range missile system.
  Why do we do that? Why do we ask the taxpayers of the United States 
of America to do that? We do it because we believe it is in their best 
interest. Yes, it is in Israel's interest. And, yes, it is in the 
interest of Israelis. But it is in the security interest of the United 
States of America. And that is why we proudly stand up and support this 
funding, and other funding that we give to Israel, so that it can 
remain the democracy that honors human rights.
  Does everybody honor human rights every day? America? We can look in 
the mirror. Every country can do that. But Israel, unlike any other 
country in the Middle East, has a supreme court that says to the 
government: You cannot do that.
  This is the right thing to do. And then Israelis do it. A nation of 
laws. A nation of morals. A nation that is committed to the democratic 
  This House will today reflect overwhelming support in a bipartisan 
basis. Today, I believe that we will again evidence our broad and 
bipartisan commitment to Israel's security, the safety of its people, 
and its right to self-defense.
  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank Chairwoman Rosa DeLaura for introducing 
this legislation and our appropriators who worked on it, as I said, 
including Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
  Mr. Speaker, I trust that we will pass this today in just a few 
minutes. I trust the Senate will take it up immediately, and that we 
will send it to the President of the United States. He supports this. 
He urges that we pass it. He will do the same in the Senate. This is 
the right thing to do. It is what America does. It stands up for 
countries who stand up for freedom.
  Mr. Speaker, I urge the House on both sides of the aisle to 
overwhelmingly support the passage of this legislation.
  Mr. FLEISCHMANN. Mr. Speaker, I yield 1 minute to the gentleman from 
South Carolina (Mr. Wilson).
  Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, I want to commend Chairman 
Ted Deutch. I am grateful to be the ranking member of the Subcommittee 
on Middle East, North Africa, and Global Counterterrorism. I appreciate 
his heartfelt comments.
  I also have been to Sderot, and I have seen the example of the 
terrorist rocket attacks by Hamas from Gaza with Iranian rockets. I 
have seen the effect on mothers and families. And so this is something 
that should be addressed, and I appreciate Mr. Hoyer bringing it up. 
That, indeed, 4,400 rockets, 400 a day. A reason for that is the 
weakness of the Biden-Harris government. They are putting the people of 
Israel at risk.
  And then I also believe that what we see with Mr. Hoyer, he is being 
undercut. And I sympathize with him that his political party, the 
Democratic Party, has become under the influence, extraordinary, 
bizarre influence of a group of anti-Semites, who also hate the State 
of Israel. It is very clear, as we saw a few minutes ago, right here, 
how horrible this is.
  In fact, this vote is to cover the mistake of the Democratic Party.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The time of the gentleman has expired.
  Mr. FLEISCHMANN. Mr. Speaker, I yield the gentleman an additional 30 
  Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, I will vote in favor of 
the bill. But this is really a cover by the Democratic Party of the far 
left movement of their party abandoning the people of Israel.

  And so I urge a ``yes'' vote. But this is clearly just to cover a 
horrible mistake. It is worse than a mistake, a bowing down of 
extremists within the Democratic Party.
  Ms. DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. FLEISCHMANN. Mr. Speaker, I yield 1 minute to the gentleman from 
California (Mr. LaMalfa).
  Mr. LaMALFA. Mr. Speaker, Israel is arguably our most reliable ally 
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world; indeed, a beacon of light and a beacon of democracy in the 
Middle East. So I don't understand how we could not work earlier this 
week to help them, to support them.
  Well, I am glad today we could come together on both sides of the 
aisle and come to an agreement on this with strong support via this 
resolution. I visited Israel several times. And when you visit with the 
people there and talk with them, there are people that live their lives 
under a 15-second warning for when rockets may come in at random from 
anywhere in the zones that are near where the rockets are launched 
from, whether it is Gaza, or whether it is up north in Lebanon. What a 
way to live a life.
  For us to not be able to come to an agreement because of politics 
earlier this week, is really sad. So I am glad for our colleagues on 
both sides of the aisle to come to an agreement today and get strong 
votes for this to support Iron Dome, which is a defensive mechanism, 
technology that both us in the United States and Israel benefit from in 
making all of our interests stronger. I am glad we can have the support 
today and get it right.
  Mr. FLEISCHMANN. Mr. Speaker, I have no additional speakers and would 
be ready to close when appropriate. I reserve the balance of my time.
  Ms. DeLAURO. I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. FLEISCHMANN. Mr. Speaker, today we have had yet another heated 
debate in the people's House in the greatest, freest Nation in the 
  The United States of America is a beacon of freedom. In my 10-year 
tenure in Congress, I have spoken with world leaders in Israel, in the 
Middle East, in Europe, across the globe. The world looks to the United 
States for leadership and for freedom.
  Our great ally in the Middle East, Israel, has been threatened. Its 
citizens have been threatened since its inception, and that is wrong.
  I associate myself partially with the remarks of the majority leader 
when he said we need to pass this bill today; and we do. We need to 
give Israel and the Israeli people the capability to continue to defend 
themselves against what are terrorist attacks on its people.
  Over 4,000 rockets directed by terrorists, supported by countries 
such as Iran and others, who wish to seek destruction of Israel. As 
Americans, we can never allow that to happen. As human beings, we can 
never allow that to happen. And we need to be heard, that beacon of 
freedom in the United States of America, all over the world in our 
defense of Israel because other countries have let them down.
  Today, we will not let Israel down. We will pass this bill. And to my 
colleagues on the other side of the aisle who once had a great 
Democratic Party, like the great Republican Party in our great two-
party system, stand up, stand up and fight anti-Semitism wherever its 
ugly head is raised. It is the right thing to do.
  We will do it with our vote today. But we heard from someone from 
Michigan (Ms. Tlaib); we heard from their radical left wing that does 
not support Israel, that does not support the Jewish people. It does 
not support their right, their inherent right to exist.
  Let us, as Americans, make our resolve now, today, and forever in our 
great Republic to protect the people of Israel. Let's pass this bill, 
and let's associate our comments, as Americans, with those who will 
always stand up and fight anti-Semitism, racism, sexism, and every 
wrong-ism that exists. That is our great America. That is our great 
  Mr. Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time.
  Ms. DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself the balance of my time. My 
Republican colleague's words ring hollow. What are the facts? With or 
without the Iron Dome funding, every single House Republican refused to 
support the continuing resolution. And, I might add, were proud of 
their opposition to the continuing resolution.
  But this, my friends, is not the first time. My Republican colleagues 
have voted against USAID to Israel three times thus far in the 2022 
appropriations bills. Over and over again they say ``no'' to Israel. I 
say to them, stop politicizing the U.S. support of Israel. Stop your 
empty, political gimmicks, such as your motion to recommit yesterday. 
The democratic record is clear on our support for the U.S.-Israel 
defense relationship.

                              {time}  1330

  We are standing up for it today, we have stood up for it in the past, 
and we will continue to do that.
  Mr. Speaker, this bill provides the necessary funds for Iron Dome to 
continue to protect Israeli citizens which furthers the goal of a 
lasting peace in the Middle East.
  Mr. Speaker, I urge its adoption, and I yield back the balance of my 
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is on the motion offered by the 
gentlewoman from Connecticut (Ms. DeLauro) that the House suspend the 
rules and pass the bill, H.R. 5323.
  The question was taken.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. In the opinion of the Chair, two-thirds 
being in the affirmative, the ayes have it.
  Mr. FLEISCHMANN. Mr. Speaker, on that I demand the yeas and nays.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to section 3(s) of House Resolution 
8, the yeas and nays are ordered.
  The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--yeas 420, 
nays 9, answered ``present'' 2, not voting 1, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 275]


     Bice (OK)
     Bishop (GA)
     Bishop (NC)
     Blunt Rochester
     Boyle, Brendan F.
     Carter (GA)
     Carter (LA)
     Carter (TX)
     Castor (FL)
     Castro (TX)
     Clark (MA)
     Clarke (NY)
     Davids (KS)
     Davis, Danny K.
     Davis, Rodney
     Doyle, Michael F.
     Frankel, Lois
     Franklin, C. Scott
     Garcia (CA)
     Garcia (TX)
     Gonzales, Tony
     Gonzalez (OH)
     Gonzalez, Vicente
     Good (VA)
     Gooden (TX)
     Graves (LA)
     Graves (MO)
     Green (TN)
     Green, Al (TX)
     Greene (GA)
     Harder (CA)
     Herrera Beutler
     Hice (GA)
     Higgins (LA)
     Higgins (NY)
     Jackson Lee
     Jacobs (CA)
     Jacobs (NY)
     Johnson (LA)
     Johnson (OH)
     Johnson (SD)
     Johnson (TX)
     Joyce (OH)
     Joyce (PA)
     Kelly (IL)
     Kelly (MS)
     Kelly (PA)
     Kim (CA)
     Kim (NJ)
     Larsen (WA)
     Larson (CT)
     Lawson (FL)
     Lee (CA)
     Lee (NV)
     Leger Fernandez
     Levin (CA)
     Levin (MI)
     Maloney, Carolyn B.
     Maloney, Sean
     Miller (IL)
     Miller (WV)
     Moore (AL)
     Moore (UT)
     Moore (WI)
     Murphy (FL)
     Murphy (NC)

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     Price (NC)
     Rice (NY)
     Rice (SC)
     Rodgers (WA)
     Rogers (AL)
     Rogers (KY)
     Scott (VA)
     Scott, Austin
     Scott, David
     Smith (MO)
     Smith (NE)
     Smith (NJ)
     Smith (WA)
     Thompson (CA)
     Thompson (MS)
     Thompson (PA)
     Torres (CA)
     Torres (NY)
     Van Drew
     Van Duyne
     Wasserman Schultz
     Watson Coleman
     Weber (TX)
     Webster (FL)
     Williams (GA)
     Williams (TX)
     Wilson (FL)
     Wilson (SC)


     Garcia (IL)

                        ANSWERED ``PRESENT''--2

     Johnson (GA)

                             NOT VOTING--1


                              {time}  1407

  Mr. GARCIA of Illinois changed his vote from ``yea'' to ``nay.''
  Mr. BUDD, Mrs. FISCHBACH, Messrs. GOOD of Virginia, LARSON of 
Connecticut, and BRADY changed their vote from ``nay'' to ``yea.''
  Ms. OCASIO-CORTEZ changed her vote from ``nay'' to ``present.''
  So (two-thirds being in the affirmative) the rules were suspended and 
the bill was passed.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.
  A motion to reconsider was laid on the table.


     Babin (Nehls)
     Boyle, Brendan F. (Jeffries)
     Carter (TX) (Calvert)
     DeFazio (Brown)
     DeSaulnier (Thompson (CA))
     Escobar (Garcia (TX)
     Frankel, Lois (Clark (MA))
     Fulcher (Johnson (OH))
     Grijalva (Garcia (IL))
     Higgins (NY) (Tonko)
     Issa (Calvert)
     Johnson (TX) (Jeffries)
     Kim (NJ) (Underwood)
     Kirkpatrick (Levin (CA))
     Latta (Walberg)
     Lawson (FL) (Evans)
     McEachin (Wexton)
     Meng (Jeffries)
     Morelle (Tonko)
     Napolitano (Correa)
     Payne (Wasserman Schultz)
     Porter (Wexton)
     Reschenthaler (Meuser)
     Rice (SC) (Wilson (SC))
     Rush (Underwood)
     Ryan (Kildee)
     Sewell (Cicilline)
     Stanton (Levin (CA))
     Stefanik (Miller-Meeks)
     Strickland (Torres (NY))
     Swalwell (Veasey)
     Vela (Correa)
     Wagner (Walorski)
     Wilson (FL) (Hayes)

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  September 23, 2021, on page H5115 (first column), the following 
appeared: Members Recorded Pursuant to House Resolution 8, 117th 
Congress Roll Call No. 275 September 23, 2021 Babin (Nehls) Boyle, 
Brendan F. (Jeffries) Cardenas (Gomez) Carter (TX) (Calvert) 
DeFazio (Brown) DeSaulnier (Thompson (CA)) Escobar (Garcia (TX) 
Frankel, Lois (Clark (MA)) Fulcher (Johnson (OH)) Grijalva (Garcia 
(IL)) Higgins (NY) (Tonko) Issa (Calvert) Johnson (TX) (Jeffries) 
Kim (NJ) (Underwood) Kirkpatrick (Levin (CA)) Latta (Walberg) 
Lawson (FL) (Evans) McEachin (Wexton) Meng (Jeffries) Morelle 
(Tonko) Napolitano (Correa) Payne (Wasserman Schultz) Porter 
(Wexton) Reschenthaler (Meuser) Rice (SC) (Wilson (SC)) Rush 
(Underwood) Ryan (Kildee) Sewell (Cicilline) Stanton (Levin (CA)) 
Stefanik (Miller-Meeks) Strickland (Torres (NY)) Swalwell (Veasey) 
Vela (Correa) Wagner (Walorski) Wilson (FL) (Hayes)
  The online version has been corrected to read: Members Recorded 
Pursuant to House Resolution 8, 117th Congress Roll Call No. 275 
September 23, 2021 Babin (Nehls) Boyle, Brendan F. (Jeffries) 
Carter (TX) (Calvert) DeFazio (Brown) DeSaulnier (Thompson (CA)) 
Escobar (Garcia (TX) Frankel, Lois (Clark (MA)) Fulcher (Johnson 
(OH)) Grijalva (Garcia (IL)) Higgins (NY) (Tonko) Issa (Calvert) 
Johnson (TX) (Jeffries) Kim (NJ) (Underwood) Kirkpatrick (Levin 
(CA)) Latta (Walberg) Lawson (FL) (Evans) McEachin (Wexton) Meng 
(Jeffries) Morelle (Tonko) Napolitano (Correa) Payne (Wasserman 
Schultz) Porter (Wexton) Reschenthaler (Meuser) Rice (SC) (Wilson 
(SC)) Rush (Underwood) Ryan (Kildee) Sewell (Cicilline) Stanton 
(Levin (CA)) Stefanik (Miller-Meeks) Strickland (Torres (NY)) 
Swalwell (Veasey) Vela (Correa) Wagner (Walorski) Wilson (FL) 

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