Biden would VETO Republican's $14billion Israel aid bill: White House ramps up ... trends now
The measure 'fails to meet the urgency of the moment by deepening our divides and severely eroding historic bipartisan support for Israel's security,' the White House's Office of Management and Budget said.
'In contrast to the President's national security package, this bill provides no aid whatsoever to Ukraine. This is an urgent requirement.'
In the first major legislation moved by new Republican Speaker Mike Johnson, he picked a fight with President Biden by proposing $14.3 billion in emergency funding for Israel while rescinding the same amount of IRS funding from the Inflation Reduction Act, which is the president's signature legislation he signed into law last year.
President Joe Biden warned he will a Republican bill to provide aid to Israel
Republicans have criticized the additional funding for the IRS. Biden and his allies argue more funding for the agency will cut the federal deficit by capturing revenue lost to tax cheats.
'I understand their priority is to bulk up the IRS, but I think if you put this to the American people and they weigh the two needs, I think they're going to say standing with Israel and protecting the innocent over there is in our national interest and is a more immediate need than IRS agents,' Johnson told Fox News.
The $14 billion House Republicans propose for Israel is in line with the level Biden requested for the country but it leaves out the administration's other requests. Biden originally asked for $106 billion in