(12/15/2021) WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, the leadership of Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, welcomed Congressional passage of the FY 22 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), including several key provisions relevant to the US-Israel relationship.
“We may often find ourselves frustrated with Congressional discord, but on the NDAA they got a lot of things right. We are particularly pleased to see one of CUFI’s three Summit legislative priorities, The US-Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act (Sec. 1551) included in the bill. On behalf of CUFI’s 10 million members I would like to thank Senators Susan Collins, Jacky Rosen, Sheldon Whitehouse and Todd Young, as well as Representatives Andrew Garbarino and Jim Langevin for ensuring this vital legislation was included in the bill,” said CUFI founder and Chairman Pastor John Hagee.
CUFI leaders also welcomed the inclusion of an authorization of funds for Israel’s missile defense programs (Sec. 1669) and the creation of an interparliamentary group (Sec. 1316) of four nations, Cyprus, Greece, Israel and the United States, committed to limiting Turkey’s aggression.
“Passage of the NDAA shows that when our leaders set aside their differences on other issues, they can get a lot done. From missile defense to confronting Turkey’s malign activities, the NDAA covers a lot of ground and the leadership in both chambers and both parties should be commended for getting this bill to President Biden’s desk,” said CUFI Action Fund Chairwoman Sandra Parker.
“Now is the time to for the Senate to move forward with legislation (H.R. 5323), restocking Israel’s Iron Dome supply. This is a vital matter that has been held up for far too long by fringe members of both parties. Congressional leaders defied the radical elements of their parties on the NDAA, they can, should and must do the same on support for Israel’s Iron Dome supply,” Hagee added.
With more than 10 million members, Christians United for Israel is the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States and one of the leading Christian grassroots movements in the world. CUFI spans all fifty states and reaches millions with its educational message.
The CUFI Action Fund, a nonprofit 501(c)(4), nonpartisan organization, is related to the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, Christians United for Israel (CUFI). The Action Fund is dedicated to ensuring our elected officials hear the perspective of the millions of Christian Zionists across the country.