House GOP Promises Immediate Action

( – Showing support and commitment to Israel amidst the recent attack they received, House Republicans are gearing up for a vote on legislation to bolster Israel following a significant assault by Iran on the nation.

House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R., La.) revealed plans to adjust the upcoming week’s agenda, which emphasized measures to back Israel and sanction Iran.

“In light of Iran’s unjustified attack on Israel, the House will move from its previously announced legislative schedule next week to instead consider legislation that supports our ally Israel and holds Iran and its terrorist proxies accountable,” Scalise said.

He further emphasized the House’s solid stance with Israel and the need for repercussions due to the unprovoked onslaught.

Speaker Mike Johnson (R., La.), while not specifically mentioning an Israel aid initiative, expressed a commitment to coordinate with the White House for an apt response.

He mentioned on Fox News’s Sunday Morning Futures that efforts to pass an Israel aid package are being renewed, with the specifics currently being refined.

Amidst this conflict, there is a bipartisan call within the House to adopt the Senate’s comprehensive foreign aid proposal, which includes funds for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan.

This package received Senate approval in February but has since stalled in the House, partly because some Republicans question the impact of Ukraine aid.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) has been vocal about the necessity of this $95 billion supplemental, which underscored its significance for U.S. and ally defense capabilities.

House Democrats are also advocating for swift passage of this national-security supplemental to aid Israel, despite some resistance within the party.

Representative Steny Hoyer (D., Md.) said in a statement, “The Speaker has a responsibility to put the supplemental sent to us by the Senate on the Floor as soon as we return on Monday.”

Furthermore, Representative Brad Sherman (D., Calif.) underscored the importance of the supplemental, which included $14 billion for Israel’s defense.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner (R., Ohio) expressed optimism for the aid package’s passage, particularly praising Johnson for his support of foreign aid to key allies.

Israel has reported successfully defending against the bulk of Iran’s attacks, continuing its battle against Hamas, which is supported by Iran. The defense efforts were bolstered by support from the U.S., U.K., France and Jordan.

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