US lawmakers will move forward with legislation backing Israel following Iranian attack

Congress will advance legislation supporting Israel following an attack by Iran over the weekend, top House leaders announced on Saturday.

The House will adjust its previously determined schedule to include votes on legislation “that supports our ally Israel and holds Iran and its terrorist proxies accountable,” House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-LA) said in a statement. It’s not clear what the legislation will entail, but it marks a change in course for lawmakers as they have disagreed for months on how to provide aid to Israel.

“The House of Representatives stands strongly with Israel, and there must be consequences for this unprovoked attack,” Scalise said. “More details on the legislative items to be considered will be forthcoming.”

The Senate passed legislation in February seeking to provide aid to foreign allies such as Israel and Ukraine, although the bill
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