If it passes, the House of Representatives could vote quickly and send the measure to President Joe Biden to sign into law before the start of the new fiscal year on Friday.
But many of the progressives who spoke during the debate were reportedly unequivocal in agreeing with their more moderate colleagues that the Iron Dome was purely a defensive measure.
Readers of The Jerusalem Post have their say.
Israel needs to be deeply concerned with what is happening in the Democratic Party and how even something like Iron Dome - a purely defensive system - is no longer a matter of consensus.
AOC’s amendment gives a reason for concern: Where is the Democratic party heading?
One group, led by Kathy Manning, D-N.C., wanted more unconditional aid for Israel’s defense. The other, led by Rep. Andy Levin, D-Mich., wanted strictures on how Israel spends US defense assistance.
Of course Israel has a right to defend itself. Why wouldn’t it? By even mentioning the “right,” you are welcoming a debate whether Israel does or does not have a “right” to defend itself.
Gantz: "From the south, north, east, near and far, our enemies continue to try and harm us."
Tenney argued that returning to the pre-Pompeo policy would empower those who seek to boycott the Jewish state.
The fight over the Iron Dome provision is part of a larger internal tug-of-war within the party that is unfolding these days.