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From: Rabbi Labish Becker <email@example.com>
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.
(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.
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
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
Rabbi Abba Cohen
Agudath Israel of America
Vice President for Federal Affairs
Washington Director and Counsel
P(202) 835-0414; F(202) 835-0424