Speaker Johnson Stresses Value Of Standalone Israel Funding

Several Democrats, including President Joe Biden, have spoken out against the House’s separate (standalone)financing package for Israel, which would redirect $14.5 billion in IRS cash to help the Jewish state in the wake of the terrorist attack on October 7 by Hamas.

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) thinks it’s an excellent approach to establish agreement around these measures since everyone agrees that funding for Israel is a significant issue. He believes that fiscal prudence is one of the United States’ fundamental principles and that aiding Israel is a “vital priority,” as well as other concerns confronting the U.S., but it must not bankrupt the country. Johnson claimed that the national debt was the most danger to U.S. national security.

Johnson thinks it is more feasible to help Israel by eliminating funds to the IRS rather than borrowing the money. He thinks Americans may return to the Internal Revenue Service now that they realize Israel is more important.

Despite President Joe Biden advocating for a one hundred and six billion dollar assistance package for Ukraine and Israel, U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson expects floor action this week to pass a financing plan to help Israel unilaterally. He thinks Republicans in the Senate will approve legislation like this because of its widespread appeal.

The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives is expected to resume work after a brief break on Wednesday.

Johnson feels the remaining funds would be sent to Israel, the Indo-Pacific, and border security along the United States’ southern border with Mexico. After the unexpected attack on Israel on October 7 by Hamas terrorists from the Gaza Strip, in which over 1,400 people were murdered and over 200 more were held captive, Johnson has emphasized that boosting support for Israel should be at the top of the U.S. national security agenda.