House Republicans look to push aid package for Israel

by Renata

Congress is trying to move forward with an aid package for Israel. House Speaker Mike Jonson (R-La.) says he plans to put forward a funding bill sometime this week. Democrats have blocked previous attempts, as Republicans try to decouple the issue from Ukraine.

President Joe Biden has threatened to veto standalone aid bills for Israel in the past. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby says the president would still like to see a combined funding package.