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House GOP passes Israel aid bill offset by IRS funding cuts

The House of Representatives approved sending $14.3 billion in federal aid dollars to Israel in a 226 to 196 vote on Thursday, with 12 Democrats joining Republicans to pass it.

Under the bill brought by House Republicans, that funding will be reallocated from money that was meant for the IRS in President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act. 

Just two Republicans voted against the bill — Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., and Thomas Massie, R-Ky.

Among the Democrats who voted in favor of it are Reps. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J.; Jared Moskowitz, D-Fla.; Jared Golden, D-Maine; Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, D-Fla.; and Lois Frankel, D-Fla.

Biden had asked Congress for $106 billion in supplemental funding for a package that covers Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan, the U.S. border and various humanitarian causes. 

The White House on Thursday said that Biden would veto a standalone Israel aid bill if it came to his desk.

The Office of Management and Budget said of the legislation, “This bill is bad for Israel, for the Middle East region, and for our own national security.”

Elizabeth Elkind is a reporter for Fox News Digital focused on Congress as well as the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and politics. Previous digital bylines seen at Daily Mail and CBS News.

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