House changes schedule to consider Israel legislation next week

House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) announced Saturday that the House would reschedule to consider legislation to support Israel and hold Tehran accountable in light of Saturday’s attack on Iran.

“In light of Iran’s unjustified attacks on Israel, the House of Representatives next week will change its previously announced legislative schedule and instead consider legislation that would support our ally Israel and hold Iran and its terrorist proxies accountable.” Scalise said in a post Saturday. X.

“The House strongly supports Israel and there must be consequences for this unprovoked attack,” he continued. “Further details will be forthcoming regarding the legislative matters to be considered.”

The statement did not clarify whether the Louisiana Republican was referring to the $95 billion additional spending bill, which includes $14 billion for Israel, or the Israel-only bill.

The $95 billion supplement also includes $60 billion for Ukraine, funding for Taiwan, and humanitarian aid. The bill passed the Senate in February but has not yet been brought to the House floor, where it faces resistance from some far-right Republicans because it includes money for Ukraine. are doing. The additional bill also lacks support from some progressive House Democrats who oppose further transfers to Israel as it continues its military operation against Hamas in Gaza.

Iran launched a missile on Saturday as part of an attack on Israel. Most of them were intercepted outside the country’s territory by defense systems operated by Israel and its regional allies, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said.

The Israeli military announced on Saturday that “a small number of bullets were confirmed at IDF bases in southern Israel, causing minor damage to infrastructure.”

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