Granger Remarks During Floor Consideration on H.R. 6126, The Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act

Nov 2, 2023

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 6126, a bill that will provide additional support for Israel.

Earlier this month, we saw Hamas carry out its evil attack on the Israeli people. Now more than ever, we must stand firm with our great ally and do all we can to ensure Israel has what it needs to defend itself.

The bill before us provides $14.3 billion dollars in emergency funding for much-needed military assistance. This funding will cover everything requested by the Israelis. Specifically, this bill includes funding for:

  • Iron Dome, David’s Sling, and Iron Beam defense systems;
  • Advanced weapons systems and services through the Foreign Military Financing Program; and
  • The production of ammunition.

To ensure that our support does not impact our own military readiness, the bill provides $4.4 billion to replenish the items we are sending Israel.

Funds are also provided for the security of U.S. Personnel and the safe return of American citizens.

This is the first step in the process, and I urge my colleagues to join me in supporting this bill so we can find a way to get funds to Israel as soon as possible.

Thank you, and I reserve the balance of my time.