House Republicans on Saturday proposed a standalone $17.6 billion aid package for Israel, with a Senate compromise increasingly likely to pass.
The Senate bill includes aid to Israel as well as border security and funding for Ukraine, and negotiations have dragged on in the face of Republican opposition.House Republicans are proposing this invoice House Speaker Mike Johnson wants to move more quickly and bundle aid for a variety of issues into one bill. I have written He stated this in a letter to fellow members of Congress. (Related: House Republicans unveil Israel aid bill to restore funding from Biden's IRS huge surge)
🚨🇺🇸Breaking News: $17 Billion in Israel Bill
The House will vote next week on a standalone $17 billion bill to provide funding for Israel.
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“Given the Senate’s failure to introduce adequate legislation in a timely manner and the dangerous situation currently facing Israel, the House will continue to take control,” Johnson wrote. “Next week, we will take up and pass an additional package for a clean, independent Israel.”
This bill does not include the IRS funding cuts included in the previous bill. The money will go toward Israel's defense, including $5.2 billion for Iron Dome and Iron Beam, the document said.
It also includes $3.5 billion for advanced weapons. It also includes $50 million to help Americans evacuate their communities during emergencies.
“Israel Its debt-to-GDP ratio is lower than that of the United States.There's no offset in this spending package, so it's going to increase the debt…I say no,” said Republican Kentucky Representative Thomas Massie. Posted Depending on the bill on Saturday.
The terrorist organization Hamas attacked Israel on October 7, and the conflict has been ongoing ever since.
The Senate is expected to vote on the bill by Wednesday, but Senate Republicans don't think the border security aspects are strong enough and it likely won't pass in the House. according to In the New York Times.
Johnson did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.
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