President Biden would veto a package put forward by House Republican to provide aid to Israel while cutting out funding for other national security priorities and the funding for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), said the White House on Tuesday.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) picked apart the House GOP proposal in a lengthy statement of administration policy, arguing it “inserts partisanship into support for Israel” and it fails to meet the humanitarian need for Gaza and for Ukraine and allies in the Indo-Pacific.
“This bill is bad for Israel, for the Middle East region, and for our own national security,” the OMB said.
The further read that the Congress has for long worked in a bipartisan manner to support Israel, and this bill threatens that longstanding support.
The statement issued on Tuesday by the OMB said the administration would continue to work with lawmakers in Congress to secure an agreement on the supplemental request put forward earlier this month by the White House.