Speaker Johnson suggests diverting IRS funding for Israel aid: ‘Immediate and urgent need’

House Speaker Mike Johnson told ‘Outnumbered’ co-host Kayleigh McEnany in a recent interview that he was intending to divert some IRS funding for aid to Israel. ‘My intention and my desire in the first draft of this bill is to take some of the money that has been set aside for building and bulking up the IRS right now,’ he said, and repurpose it for aid to Israel. ‘They have about $67 billion in that fund and we’ll try to take the $14.

The 13-page bill released on Monday would completely offset the foreign aid by rescinding those funds from the Inflation Reduction Act passed last year. Specifically, it targets some of the $80 billion the package gave to the IRS. The new Speaker is expected to hold a vote on the Israel aid bill on Thursday.

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