The Ford administration is upset with Israel for not building on the 1974 agreement with Egypt during spring 1975. Led by Secretary of State Kissinger, Ford announces a reassessment of Washington’s policy toward Israel. It includes a suspension of economic assistance and reduction in arms supplies. Irked at the administration’s attitude toward Israel, seventy-six senators send Ford a letter openly opposing the administration. Ford and Kissinger are angered that the senate is weighing in on the President’s foreign policy prerogatives. When Ford sees Egyptian President Sadat in Salzburg a week later, Ford proclaimes to him, “the impact of the letter is negligible.” With the flare-up behind them, US led diplomacy with Israel restarts in June and a second disengagement agreement is signed between Cairo and Jerusalem in September. When arms supply to Israel resumes, they are provided at lower rates of borrowing interest than previously.