Just a few days into his new role, U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson unveiled a stand-alone bill to provide $14.3 billion in aid to Israel.
Last week, President Biden requested nearly $106 billion that would also include aid, not just for Israel, but for Ukraine, other regions like the Indo-Pacific and for U.S. border security.
How will members of Congress from both major political parties respond?
Joining the discussion:
- Jadan Horyn is a Political Commentator and Editor-in-Chief of Soigné.
- Rina Shah is the Founder of Rilax Strategies and a former Republican Strategist.
- Brian Becker is the Executive Director of the ANSWER Coalition.
- Douglass Sloan is Principal at the National Capitol Strategy Group.
House Republicans want to pay for emergency aid to Israel by cutting funding to the IRS, teeing up a collision with the White House and Democratic-controlled Senate over how to support a key U.S. ally. https://t.co/6V2Wdb5lTk
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 30, 2023
House Speaker Mike Johnson’s new Israel aid proposal is running into a wall of bipartisan Senate opposition https://t.co/BY5A8Eddy6
— Bloomberg (@business) October 31, 2023