House Democrats on Tuesday removed roughly $1 billion in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome defense system in a spending bill to keep the U.S. government fully funded through Dec. 3.
Leaders of the Democrat-controlled chamber reportedly removed the money from the so-called "continuing resolution" to get enough voters from progressives in their conference to pass the measure, according to the Jerusalem Post.
Congressional Republicans have vowed not to support the short-term spending measure, resulting in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi having to compromise with the conference’s dozens of progressives because she has only a three-seat majority.
House leadership said the Iron Dome funding will be included in an eventual bipartisan defense bill for fiscal 2022.
A spokesperson for House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a Connecticut Democrat, said the Iron Dome funding "will be included in the final, bipartisan and bicameral" defense funding bill later this year, according to The Hill newspaper.