On Monday, Republican lawmakers presented the Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2024 to fund US ally Israel in its war on Hamas.
The proposed legislation would provide $14.3 billion from IRS funding in the Inflation “Reduction” Act passed by Democrats as a means to finance the war fund.
While this proposal could be seen as beneficial for both sides, Democrats will likely reject the plan due to their own reservations about utilizing IRS funds for conservative causes.
NEWS w @bresreports — HOUSE REPUBLICANS' Israel aid bill is out.
It offsets $14.3 billion in Israel aid with $14.3 bllion in cuts to IRS from the Inflation Reduction Act.
This offset will NEVER, EVER fly. Dems will reject it out of hand.
Here's the bill:…
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) October 30, 2023
Here is the proposed legislation, via Punchbowl News.
Reuters has more on the GOP plan.
U.S. House of Representatives Republicans on Monday introduced a plan to provide $14.3 billion in aid to Israel by cutting funding for the Internal Revenue Service, setting up a showdown with Democrats who control the Senate.
In one of the first major policy actions under new House Speaker Mike Johnson, House Republicans unveiled a standalone supplemental spending bill only for Israel, despite Democratic President Joe Biden’s request for a $106 billion package that would include aid for Israel, Ukraine and border security.
Johnson, who voted against aid for Ukraine before he was elected House speaker last week, had said he wanted aid to Israel and Ukraine to be handled separately. He has said he wants more accountability for money that has been sent to the Kyiv government as it fights Russian invaders.
“Israel is a separate matter,” Johnson said in an interview on Fox News last week, describing his desire to “bifurcate” the Ukraine and Israel funding issues.
Johnson has said bolstering support for Israel should top the U.S. national security agenda in the aftermath of the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas militants that killed more than 1,400 people and saw more than 200 others taken hostage.
For at least a decade now, the IRS has been targeting the political opponents of the radical left.
Here’s a blast from the Obama regime’s past–
The Obama IRS targeted over 400 conservative groups for unprecedented scrutiny.
The IRS Conservative Targeting Scandal involved:
- Hundreds of conservative groups
- At least 5 pro-Israel groups
- Constitutional groups
- Groups that criticized Obama administration
- At least two pro-life groups
- An 83 year-old Nazi concentration camp survivor
- A 180 year-old Baptist paper
- A Texas voting-rights group
- A Hollywood conservative group
- Conservative activists and businesses
- At least one conservative Hispanic group
- IRS continued to target groups even after the scandal was exposed
- 10% of Tea Party donors were audited by the IRS
- And… 100% of the 501(c)(4) Groups Audited by IRS Were Conservative
A Congressional report revealed that 10% of Tea Party donors were audited by the IRS, which is 10 times more often than regular Americans.
Despite this apparent misconduct, no criminal charges were brought and no disciplinary action was taken against those responsible.