White House opposes increased funding for Israeli missile defense

By JPOST.COM STAFF
June 15, 2016 07:49

The Obama administration on Tuesday opposed a call by US lawmakers to increase government funding for Israel's missile defense program by $455 million above the 2017 fiscal year budget.

The White House’s Office of Management and Budget issued the rejection of the proposal made by the US House of Representatives in a Statement of Administration Policy on defense appropriations released Tuesday.

The Congressional request was an historic quadrupling of the administration's stated proposal request.


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