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House votes to block Biden administration from withholding weapons from Israel

House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., speaking at a press conference on Capitol Hill. Associated Press/Photo by J. Scott Applewhite

House votes to block Biden administration from withholding weapons from Israel

The House of Representatives voted on Thursday 224-87 to pass a bill that would prevent government officials or agencies from pausing or withholding congressionally approved weapons shipments to Israel. The vote comes after the White House admitted to pausing a shipment containing 2,000-pound bombs because of concerns they could be used against areas populated by civilians.

What’s the future of this bill? The White House has said that President Joe Biden will veto the bill if Congress passes it. The reason for doing so, the White House said, is because the bill would take away Biden’s discretion to make sure weapons were used per U.S. foreign policy objectives.

Dig deeper: Read Mark LiVecche’s column in WORLD Opinions about another threat by Biden earlier this month to withhold weapons from Israel if it invades Rafah.

Josh Schumacher

Josh is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. He’s a graduate of World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.

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