New speaker’s Israel funding showdown with Biden, Democrats — and Senate Republicans

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) gives a brief statement to reporters about the mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine after a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese at the Capitol, Oct. 26, 2023 in Washington, DC.

“Demanding offsets for meeting core national security needs of the United States — like supporting Israel and defending Ukraine from atrocities and Russian imperialism — would be a break with the normal, bipartisan process and could have devastating implications for our safety and alliances in the years ahead,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement.

“All of these challenges share one thing in common: they directly impact America’s national security, America’s democratic values, and the international world order that has allowed democracy to take root,” Schumer said. “The way forward is exceptionally clear: we must pass the presidents supplemental request.”

“It’s insulting that the hard right is openly trying to exploit the crisis in Israel to try and reward the ultra-rich. The new speaker knows perfectly well that if you want to support Israel, you can’t propose legislation that is full of poison pills,” he said..Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke next on the floor Tuesday, and he largely echoed Schumer’s message, calling the conflicts in Israel and Ukraine “intertwined” and demanding a comprehensive U.S.

Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden, who as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee played an essential role in crafting the IRS enforcement portion of the Inflation Reduction Act, said using the IRS funds to pay for Israel relief could actually cost the country money by decreasing tax revenue.

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