Wicker, Hagerty, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Resupply Israel’s Iron Dome Missile Defense

October 23, 2023

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., joined Senator Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., in introducing the Emergency Resupply for Iron Dome Act of 2023. This legislation would require the executive branch to transfer the U.S. foreign assistance that the U.S. Department of State plans to send to Hamas-controlled Gaza and redirect it to resupply Israel’s highly-effective missile defense interceptors.

“The Iron Dome system has proven time and again to be one of Israel’s most important air defense capabilities,” Wicker said. “The United States should support replenishing Iron Dome and expanding our domestic industrial base to accelerate production.”

In addition to Wicker and Hagerty, cosponsors include U.S. Senators Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Marco Rubio, R-Fla., John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Katie Britt, R-Ala., Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., Josh Hawley, R-Mo., Deb Fischer, R-Neb., Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., and Rick Scott, R-Fla.

The full text of the legislation can be found here.