Newly minted Speaker Mike Johnson defended his approach to redirect IRS funds to provide aid to Israel on Sunday, saying Republicans are “trying to be good stewards of the taxpayer’s resources.”
“Instead of printing new dollars or borrowing it from another nation to send over to fulfill our obligations and help our ally, we want to pay for it, what a concept, we are trying to change how Washington works,” Johnson told Shannon Bream on “Fox News Sunday.”
House Republicans on Thursday passed a $14.5 billion package to provide military aid to Israel mostly on party lines, pulling from the IRS funding that was part of Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer previously called the plan “not serious,” and and President Joe Biden has threatened to veto the bill.
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