Two members of the United States House of Representatives requested additional funding for joint United States and Israel missile defense systems like the Iron Dome.

Representative Peter Roskam, a Republican from Illinois and co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, and Representative Grace Meng, a Democrat from New York and a member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, requested $41.4 million for the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system, $286.9 million for the David’s Sling weapons system, and $146 million for the Arrow weapons system.

“These programs are essential to the safety and security of our ally Israel,” Roskam and Meng wrote in a letter sent on March 24 to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense.

“Our requested funding levels for the upcoming year seek to address the evolving threats posed by Israeli adversaries, including Hamas, Hezbollah, and Iran – all of which are developing more advanced, short-, medium- and long-range rocket and missile capabilities.”