This week, House Republicans will bring to the floor the Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, a $14.3 billion emergency supplemental appropriations package – which is fully offset – that ensures Israel has the resources it needs to defend itself.
This emergency supplemental appropriations package strictly deals with providing aid to Israel and ensuring our own military readiness. The funding for this package is offset by recessions from Joe Biden’s Inflation “Expansion” Act of 2022, specifically Section 10301, which appropriated enhanced funding for the IRS.
MAKE NO MISTAKE: House Republicans remain committed to supporting our great ally Israel in its fight against the barbaric terrorist group, Hamas.
ISRAEL SECURITY SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT (Courtesy of Speaker Mike Johnson’s Office):
- Ensures American military readiness by providing $4.4 billion to replenish domestic defense stockpiles.
- Bolsters Israel’s defensive capabilities and stockpiles of munitions critical to its continued efforts, specifically by providing:
- $4 billion to replenish Iron Dome and David’s Sling missile defense systems.
- $3.5 billion in Foreign Military Financing for the procurement of advanced weapons systems and defense articles and services.
- $1.2 billion for the continued development of the Iron Beam system to counter short-range threats.
- $1 billion to support artillery and munitions production.
- Supports US personnel and citizens by providing:
- $150 million for an enhanced security presence at the US Embassy.
- $50 million for the evacuation of US citizens.
- Requires that the Secretary of Defense and Secretary of State provide written reports to Congress detailing US security assistance provided to Israel to ensure accountability.
- The funding is offset by recessions from the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, specifically Section 10301, which appropriated enhanced funding for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Click HERE to review the full text of the Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act.
HAMAS’ DESTRUCTION BY THE NUMBERS (as of October 30, 2023):
- Over 1,400 killed in Israel - including civilians and IDF soldiers
- Over 5,400 injured in Israel
- Over 300 Israeli soldiers have been killed.
- 239 families informed their loved ones are being held hostage by Hamas in the Gaza Strip
- An estimated 250 hostages were taken, 200 held by Hamas, 50 held by others, including Palestinian Islamic Jihad
- At least 8,000 rockets, mortars, drones, and other projectiles have been fired from Gaza.
HOUSE REPUBLICANS’ RECENT SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL:
- Last week, House Republicans passed Rep. Michael McCaul’s H.Res. 771, “Standing with Israel as it defends itself against the barbaric war launched by Hamas and other terrorists”.
- Over 420 House Representatives united to co-sponsor this legislation.
- Yet, Far Left Extremist Democrats, including Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, Jamaal Bowman, and Cori Bush, refused to support Israel’s right to defend itself.
- This continued extreme Democrats' troubling pattern of supporting the Iranian-backed terrorist organization Hamas and continued antisemitism.
- In February 2023, in a strong show of support for our ally, House Republican leadership sent a letter to President Biden encouraging the Administration to oppose and veto any anti-Israel resolution put before the U.N. Security Council.
- In April 2023, House Republicans voted to support the expansion of the Abraham Accords to encourage nations to normalize relations with Israel and express continued support for bilateral cooperation across economic, security and civilian issues.
- In May 2023, House Republicans voted to condemn the rise of antisemitism and call on elected officials to identify and educate others on the contributions of the Jewish American community.
- In June 2023, House Republicans voted to establish a Special Envoy for the Abraham Accords at the Department of State to strengthen and expand the Abraham Accords.
- In July 2023, House Republicans passed the FY24 National Defense Authorization Act with key priorities to support the U.S./Israeli partnership and enhance Israel’s security.