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Congressman Nickel Issues Statement in Opposition to Israel Supplemental Appropriations Act In Its Current Form

Today, Congressman Wiley Nickel (NC-13) issued the following statement on the Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act:

“In one of his first moves as Speaker, Mike Johnson is choosing partisanship over unconditionally supporting our ally Israel, so I’m a no on this version of the bill in its current form,” said Congressman Wiley Nickel. “Let me be clear: Israel isn't just any ally – it's a cornerstone of democracy in one of the most volatile regions of the world. Security assistance should never be tethered to a hyperpartisan, domestic financial concession. The “offset” in this bill - defunding the IRS - actually adds to the deficit and would allow billionaires to get away with cheating on their taxes. If a supplemental appropriations bill containing aid for Israel comes to the floor without poison pills, I’ll wholeheartedly support it. That's the clear path forward.”