Biden Threatens Veto on GOP’s Israel Aid Package
Shared By Peter Boykin – American Political Commentator / Citizen Journalist / Political Candidate
🤡 Biden Threatens Veto on GOP’s Israel Aid Package
President Biden is set to veto a House Republican-proposed aid package for Israel, citing concerns about funding cuts for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The White House, through the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), criticized the GOP proposal, asserting it injects partisanship into support for Israel. The OMB argued that the bill falls short by omitting humanitarian assistance for Gaza, aid for Ukraine, and support for allies in the Indo-Pacific.
According to the OMB, the GOP package departs from bipartisan tradition by incorporating funding cuts into an emergency national security package. The statement contends that separating Israel’s security assistance from other national security priorities could have global consequences.
The OMB emphasized the administration’s commitment to working with Congress to reach an agreement on the earlier White House supplemental funding request. The GOP’s $14.3 billion aid package for Israel, targeting the conflict with Hamas, includes cuts to IRS funding from the Inflation Reduction Act—a key component of Biden’s previous policy achievements.
The House Rules Committee is scheduled to review the legislation, introduced under Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.), with uncertain prospects of reaching Biden’s desk given potential hurdles in the Democratic-controlled Senate. The White House’s preferred strategy of linking aid for Ukraine and Israel in a single legislative piece faces additional challenges with the GOP’s proposal.