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John Kirby says Biden would veto Israel-only supplemental package if passed by Congress

Coordinator for Strategic Communications at the National Security Council John Kirby said during a press briefing that President Biden would veto an Israel-only supplemental package if passed by Congress.

“The president would veto an only-Israel bill. I think that we’ve made that clear,” Kirby said during a White House press conference on Tuesday.

Kirby’s remarks came as House Republicans prepared to vote on a $14.3 billion Israel-only aid package.

The bill would offset the aid to Israel by taking away funding from the Inflation Reduction Act, specifically targeting the $80 billion given to the IRS.

Israeli armored vehicles

Israeli armored vehicles gather near the border with Gaza before entering the Palestinian enclave on October 31, 2023, amid ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement.  (GIL COHEN-MAGEN/AFP via Getty Images)

“We need to come up with a different package to move forward that has the ability to get through the Democrat controlled Senate and signed into law by a president, who is also a Democrat,” a senate aide told Fox News Digital Wednesday. 

Fox News Digital’s Jamie Joseph contributed to this report.

Adam Sabes is a writer for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to Adam.Sabes@fox.com and on Twitter @asabes10.

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