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GOP Wants to Divert IRS Funding to Fulfill Biden’s Request for $14 Billion for Israel

HeadlineNov 01, 2023

This comes as House Republicans are proposing stripping $14 billion in IRS funding to fulfill Biden’s request for Israeli military aid.
Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden said in response, “House Republicans are using aid for Israel as a political pawn in order to slash taxes for their wealthy donors. Making it easier for rich people to cheat on their taxes isn’t an offset, it adds to the deficit.”

Newly elected House Speaker Mike Johnson has also said he wants to sever funding for Ukraine from funding for Israel, setting up a likely showdown with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

On Tuesday, senators confirmed former Treasury Secretary Jack Lew as the U.S. ambassador to Israel. At his confirmation hearing, Lew said Israel’s “security is paramount.”

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