House Republicans tout Israel support in $1.1 trillion spending package

The Republican-led House Appropriations Committee is highlighting the Israel-focused provisions included in its spending package released early Thursday, which allocates almost $4 billion to Israel for defense and prohibits funding for UNRWA and some other UN functions.  “Over five months ago, we witnessed Hamas brutally attack the Israeli people. Unfortunately, the situation in the […]

US Congress averts government shutdown, passing $1.2 trillion bill

The US Congress early on Saturday overwhelmingly passed a $1.2 trillion budget bill, keeping the government funded through a fiscal year that began six months ago and sending it to President Joe Biden to sign into law and avert a partial shutdown. The vote on passage was 74-24. Key federal agencies including the departments […]

White House National Security Adviser pleads with House Republicans to move on aid bill

Republican US House of Representatives Speaker Mike Johnson indicated again on Wednesday he has no immediate plans to allow the chamber to vote on a $95 billion package of international security assistance for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. “We’re not going to be forced into action by the Senate,” Johnson said at House leaders’ weekly […]

White House keeps America safe from national security threats

All members of Congress were made aware of a “serious national security threat” on Wednesday, according to a statement from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH).  “I am requesting that President Biden declassify all information in relation to this threat so that Congress, the Administration, and our allies can openly discuss the […]

With Jewish vote up for grabs, NY congressional candidates debate

One candidate is an Israeli-American Orthodox Jew born in Ethiopia. The other has highlighted his support for Israel — and accused his opponent of endangering it. On Tuesday, Feb. 13, they will vie for the support of New York’s third congressional district — one of the most Jewish areas of the country — in […]

US Reps Bush, Tlaib vote no on ‘redundant’ bill to ban Oct 7 terrorists

United States Congresswomen Cori Bush (D-MO) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) were the sole votes against a bill in the US House of Representatives on Wednesday that would bar entry to the United States by members of Hamas or Islamic Jihad, as well as officers of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and anyone who participated […]