WASHINGTON (Dec. 11)
The House of Representatives today, by an overwhelming vote of 364-52, adopted the $2.2 billion measure to re-supply Israel with weapons lost in the Yom Kippur War. The authorization measure now goes to the Senate where hearings will begin Dec. 13 before the Foreign Relations Committee. Since this sum was requested by the Administration no complications are expected.
This bill is not to be confused with the foreign aid authorization now at the White House for the President’s signature which calls for a credit to Israel of $300 million for military purposes and a grant of $50 million in economic supporting assistance. Both the resupply and the foreign aid bills require appropriation legislation before they can be implemented.