Charlie Crist, Mike Johnson Get Bill Protecting Israel From Drone Attacks Through the House Again
Charlie Crist and Mike Johnson
Freshman U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., got his proposal offering U.S. support for defending Israel over the finish line in the House as it was included in a bill from two members of the South Florida delegation.
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., the chairwoman and the ranking Democrat on the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, were able to have the House pass the “United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act” on Wednesday by voice vote. The bill was named after Ros-Lehtinen, the first woman to ever lead the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee and who is retiring from Congress after almost three decades.
Back in February, Crist and U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., teamed up to bring out the “United States-Israel Joint Drone Detection Cooperation Act.” The bill authorizes the White House “to enter into a cooperative project agreement with Israel to counter unmanned aerial vehicles that threaten the United States or Israel.” Crist’s office noted drones launched by the Iranian regime could be a threat to Israel. The bill was rolled into the United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act and the “John S. McCain National