Luetkemeyer Discusses Israel Aid Bill

The U.S. House passed a bill Thursday, 226 to 196, that would provide $14.3 billion in military aid to Israel. Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer voted for it.

The House bill does not include more assistance for Ukraine, which Luetkemeyer would support, but says that issue is more controversial in Congress due to past corruption in Ukraine.

Luetkemeyer expects a separate Ukraine bill to be tied to a bill addressing security at the U.S. southern border. The House version of Israel aid will likely die in the Senate because of a combination of the missing Ukraine aid, it not having humanitarian aid for civilians, and includes cuts to the IRS for enforcement and a free filing program for low-income taxpayers.