In one of the first big legislative moves in the House of Representatives under the leadership of Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., Congress on Thursday passed an aid package aimed at giving Israel the assistance they need in their fight against Hamas terrorists.
“Tonight, a bipartisan group of members voted to send immediate aid to Israel, our greatest ally in the Middle East,” Speaker Johnson wrote on X.
The package that was approved would send almost $14.5 billion in military aid to Israel, but the legislation differed from how things have been traditionally done in the House.
According to the Associated Press, the bill partially pulled funding for the legislation by cutting spending from the IRS and bifurcated foreign aid assistance.
In other words, the House bill on Israel aid was not packaged together with military aid that might have been sent to Ukraine.
Joe Biden plans to veto the bill, mainly because it does not include Ukraine funding, the Associated Press reported.