House Democrats caught at crossroads with Israel resolution

House Democrats caught at crossroads with Israel resolution


The war between Israel and Hamas is sowing divisions on Capitol Hill as House Republicans prepare to bring a bill to the floor condemning President Joe Biden’s temporary pause on weapons transfers to the Jewish state — a move that could threaten to fracture the Democratic caucus even further.

The Israel Security Assistance Support Act — introduced by Appropriations Defense Subcommittee Chairman Ken Calvert (R-CA), Appropriations Committee Chairman Tom Cole (R-OK), and others — seeks to curb Biden’s efforts to withhold military aid to Israel that was appropriated in recent spending and foreign aid legislation passed this year. 

The resolution, set for a vote on Thursday, would condemn Biden’s actions and require his administration to expedite weapons, funds, and other forms of aid within 30

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