Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for the Defense of Israel, 2016

September 20, 2016
September 20, 2016
Referred to Senate (sub)committee

Introduced a week after the U.S. and Israel announced a new $38-b., 10-year military aid agreement (see Update on Conflict and Diplomacy in JPS 46 [2]), this bill would appropriate $1.5 b. in supplemental military aid to Israel: $750 m. for Israel to “address security threats from Iran,” to remain available until 9/30/17; $700 m. for Israel to procure missile defense systems to be used to defend against threats from Iran, to remain available until 9/30/18; and $50 m. for research, development, and evaluation of such missile defense systems, to remain available until 9/30/17. These appropriations are in addition to the nearly $3.6 b. in military aid disbursed to Israel in FY 2016.

The bill would also extend the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 through 2031.

6 cosponsors (6R).

Last major action: 9/20/16 referred to Senate Comm. on Appropriations.

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