White House spokeswoman Karin Jean-Pierre accused Republicans of “politicizing national security” in the US.
House Republicans on Monday filed a bill that would provide $14.3 billion in aid and simultaneously cut the budget of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), a proposal heralded as a bitter clash with Democrats, who control the Senate.
In one of his first major policy moves since the election of Mike Johnson as speaker of the House, Republicans introduced a bill providing extra funding only for Israel, defying President Joe Biden’s request to advance an emergency spending package for Ukraine , Israel, Taiwan, as well as dealing with the immigration crisis on the US southern border.
Mr Johnson, who opposed further aid to Ukraine before he was elected speaker last week, has said he wants to separate funding to Kiev from that to Israel. He has demanded more accountability for the money allocated to the Ukrainian government to deal with Russia’s invasion.
“Israel is a separate issue,” Mr Johnson told Fox News, expressing his intention to “separate” the issues of funding Israel and Ukraine.
“House Republicans are setting a dangerous precedent by tying protecting our national security and responding to natural disasters with cuts in other spending,” Rosa DeLauro, the top Democrat on the House committee that oversees spending, said in a statement. the credits.
White House spokeswoman Karin Jean-Pierre also accused the Republicans of “politicizing the national security” of the US in a statement she made public and added that the draft law they submitted is not even up for debate.
To become law, each text must be approved by the House, the Senate, and then signed by President Biden, which seems unlikely in this case.
The House Rules Committee is expected to consider the Republican bill tomorrow, Wednesday.
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