“We should support our Israeli friends. Not use their tragedy as a political bargaining chip.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This evening, all 51 Senate Democrats voted to block a $14.3 billion aid package for Israel. Senate Republicans, led by Senators Roger Marshall (R-KS), JD Vance (R-OH), and others, made a motion to proceed to the House-passed Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act. By voting to table Senate Republicans’ motion, Senate Democrats have again decided to block urgent aid to Israel. Senate Democrats instead prefer to use widespread public support for an Israeli aid package as political cover to advance tens of billions of dollars in additional funding for Ukraine.
“Senate Democrats are obsessed with funding Ukraine,” said Senator Vance. “Tonight’s vote shows they’ll hold up anything, block anything, and fight against anything if it means reducing their leverage for more Ukraine aid. We should support our Israeli friends. Not use their tragedy as a political bargaining chip.”
- Senate Democrats have repeatedly blocked unanimous consent requests for passage of a standalone Israel aid package, first last week and again this morning.
- Because this evening’s floor action included a full roll call vote, it differs from the aforementioned unanimous content requests. Every senator’s position is now a matter of public record.