Sen. Charles Percy (R. III.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has announced that he will introduce a resolution to increase the economic aid to Israel in 1985 to $1.1 billion, $350 million more than the Reagan Administration has proposed.
Percy, noting that Israel’s economy is in “terrible shape, ” made the announcement as his Committee was about to begin this week work on the 1985 foreign aid bill. The House Foreign Affairs Committee had earlier approved this increase. All the economic aid would be in the form of a grant, as would be the $1.4 billion Israel is to receive in military aid.
Sen. Rudy Boschwitz (R. Minn.) said Percy’s support improves the chances that Congress will adopt the appropriation.
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