March 29, 2013 (Washington D.C.) – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) has introduced along with 63 bipartisan cosponsors H.R. 1130, the Iron Dome Support Act. Iron Dome is the defensive weapon system that is currently serving as a missile shield over Israel.
“This joint Israeli-U.S. project is already in the field, having successfully downed nearly 90% of incoming missiles during last year’s conflict in Gaza. Hundreds of innocent lives were spared as a result of Iron Dome and rocket fire from the Gaza strip did not escalate into a larger crisis," Davis states. “However, the coverage provided by the Iron Dome defense system is inadequate and regional security requires additional units to protect all of its civilian population.”
She adds, “For these reasons, I have introduced legislation authorizing the President to provide assistance for the procurement, maintenance, enhancement, and sustainment of additional Iron Dome defense systems.”