House passes GOP-backed $14.3 billion Israel aid bill despite Biden veto threat
The House on Thursday passed a Republican-backed bill that would provide billions of dollars in aid to Israel but left out funding for Ukraine and other national security priorities, teeing up a showdown with the Senate and White House over an emergency spending package.
The vote in the House was 226 to 196 and fell largely along partisan lines, with 12 Democrats joining Republicans in voting for its passage. Two Republicans voted against the measure.
The bill was an early test for House Speaker Mike Johnson, who chose to pursue...