U.S. House pushes through Israel-only aid bill with dim future in Senate

By: - November 2, 2023 6:00 pm

U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., center, holds his first press conference as speaker at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023. Left, Majority Whip Tom Emmer, R-Minn., right, GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., and far right, Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La. (Jennifer Shutt | States Newsroom)

Both West Virginia Reps. Carol Miller and Alex Mooney voted for the bill.

“With Israel being one of our most important allies, this funding package affirms that the United States unequivocally stands with Israel and condemns any form of attacks against it,” Miller said in a statement. “The Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act will ensure government accountability is enacted as we provide the necessary funds for Israel. I am looking forward to the swift passage of this bill on the Senate floor.”

Mooney showed his support for the bill on the platform X, formerly known as Twitter.

“I proudly cosponsored and voted for H.R 6126 to provide security assistance to our friend and ally Israel. I call on my colleagues in the Senate to join the House in providing critical support funding to Israel,” Mooney posted.

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.