Granger Remarks During Floor Consideration of H.R. 7217, The Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act

Feb 5, 2024

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 7217, a bill that will provide additional support for Israel. I want to thank Chairman Calvert for his leadership on this bill.

Nearly four months ago, we watched Hamas brutally attack the Israeli people. Unfortunately, the situation in the region has only gotten worse.

Israel, and now U.S. Forces, have been attacked by terrorist groups backed by Iran. Funding is needed to address the growing threats we face.

The bill before us provides a total of $17.6 billion in emergency resources. Specifically, the bill includes funding for Iron Dome, David’s Sling, and Iron Beam Defense Systems and other weapons through the Foreign Military Financing program.

To ensure that U.S. support does not impact our own military readiness, the bill restocks the items we have already sent to Israel. It also provides $3.3 billion to support our military operations in the region.

Now more than ever, we must stand firm with Israel. This bill sends a strong message that the United States supports our great ally. 

I urge my colleagues to join me in supporting this important bill. Thank you, and I yield the balance of my time.