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July 23, 2020
CUFI Action Fund
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WASHINGTON – On Thursday, the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Action Fund released a statement welcoming key elements in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that are of vital importance to the US-Israel alliance.
In the Senate version of the legislation the Action Fund welcomed the inclusion of the US-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act (section 6290), the establishment of United States-Israel Operations-Technology Working Group (section 1286), as well as provisions related to the Iron Dome missile defense system (section 1661), US-Israel cooperation on precision-guided munitions (section 6283), and items related to the Iranian regime’s malicious behavior (sections 519 and 520).
“The Senate version of the NDAA includes two of CUFI’s three 2020 summit legislative agenda items: the US-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act and the US-Israel Military Capability Act. We are extremely grateful to the leadership on both sides of the aisle for ensuring these vital elements were included in the bill,” said CUFI Action Fund Chairwoman Sandra Parker.
The draft of the NDAA that was voted out of the House of Representatives also included CUFI-supported priorities. Specifically, the House version includes a sense of the Congress on US-Israel missile defense cooperation (section 1659), a grant program for increased US-Israel cooperation on post-traumatic stress disorder research (section 736), and Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s (R-IL) amendment (number 205) which directs the Administration to impose sanctions on Turkey in relation to Ankara’s acquisition of the Russian S-400 missile defense system.
“The House version of the NDAA has several commendable elements and we are pleased to see the House of Representatives come together in such an overwhelming and bipartisan fashion to move this bill forward,” Parker said.
“We are communicating with leaders in both chambers to ensure these components of the NDAA are maintained through the conference committee process. We have every confidence that the final draft of the NDAA will include all of the pro-Israel items in found the two versions of the bill,” Parker added.
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.