Thursday, 31 July 2014

Urgent Legislative Alert

KAJ/Breuer's forward this from the Agudah...

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rabbi Labish Becker <>
Date: Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 2:14 PM
Subject: Urgent Legislative Alert

Don't Delay Iron Dome Funding

The Iron Dome defense system has been a highly effective means of shooting down Hamas rockets that could have killed or injured thousands of Israelis. The Obama Administration, the Senate and the House - on a bipartisan basis -- all recognize how vital and critical Iron Dome is to Israel's security and there is universal support for hundreds of millions of dollars in additional funding for this critical system.

Our message:

(1)   We are deeply grateful for the full, strong and bipartisan support of the Obama Administration, the Senate and the House, for additional funding for the Iron Dome defense system.
(2)   We urge Congress to do everything in its power to find an appropriate legislative vehicle - now, as rockets continue to fly  and kill -- that will allow for the quick approval of this funding before Congress recesses for the summer
You message should be positive, supportive and non-partisan.
Please contact the Senate and House Leadership, as well as your own Senators and Congresspersons, and convey the above message this evening (by leaving a message) and/or tomorrow morning (by speaking to a staffer).  Leadership numbers are below. To be connected to your elected officials, you may call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and asked to be connected to their offices.

Senate Leadership:

Majority Leader Harry Reid - (202) 224-2158

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell - (202) 224-3135

Appropriations Committee Chairman Barbra Mikulski - (202) 224-7363

Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Richard Shelby - (202)  224-7257

House Leadership:

Speaker John Boehner - (202) 225-0600

Majority Leader Eric Cantor - (202) 225-4000

Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy - (202) 225-0197

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi - (202) 225-0100

Minority Whip Steny Hoyer - (202) 225-3130

Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (202) 225-2771

Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey - (202) 225-3481

 Much Hatzlacha!

Rabbi Abba Cohen
Agudath Israel of America
     Vice President for Federal Affairs
       Washington Director and Counsel
       P(202) 835-0414; F(202) 835-0424

Kol Tuv,

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