Sewell reacts to partisan Republican Israeli funding

Published 6:49 am Monday, November 6, 2023

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) reacted to House Republicans’ partisan Israeli supplemental funding package over the weekend.

“While I fully support assistance to Israel, the partisan bill that House Republicans pushed through provides no assistance to Ukraine, blocks humanitarian aid to civilians in Gaza, and includes billions in tax giveaways to the rich,” Sewell said. “I am disappointed that my Republican colleagues have taken an otherwise bipartisan priority—supporting our national security and our allies—and turned it into a bitter partisan battle. This bill is dead on arrival in the Senate and undercuts the bipartisan efforts by the White House and the Senate to pass a comprehensive aid package that includes funding for both Israel and Ukraine and provides humanitarian aid to civilians in Gaza. I look forward to supporting this legislation which is in line with President Biden’s original funding request that would holistically support our national security efforts.”

Sewell is a Selma native.

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