Speak­er John­son unveils $14.3 bil­lion Israel aid bill paid for with cuts to IRS

House Repub­li­cans, led by Speak­er Mike John­son (R‑LA), intro­duced the cham­ber’s $14.3 bil­lion Israel aid bill on Mon­day, which will be paid for in full by off­sets in spend­ing, but pass­ing the leg­is­la­tion will be dif­fi­cult.
Con­trary to Pres­i­dent Joe Biden’s $106 bil­lion sup­ple­men­tal request, which would have pro­vid­ed aid to Israel, Ukraine, Tai­wan, and the south­ern bor­der in the same bill, John­son split Israel’s aid off and is hop­ing to fund it on its own.
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“There are lots of things going on around the world that we have to address, and we will, but right now, what’s hap­pen­ing in Israel takes the imme­di­ate atten­tion, and I think we’ve got to sep­a­rate that and get it through. I believe there’ll be bipar­ti­san sup­port for that, and I’m going to push very hard for it,” John­son said on Fox News over the week­end.
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