April 24, 2024

Statement from Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Latest House Republican Bill

Statement from Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Latest House Republican Bill

For months the administration has been working with a bipartisan group of Senators on a national security agreement that secures our border and provides support for the people of Ukraine and Israel. Just as legislative text is imminent, the House Republicans come up with their latest cynical political maneuver. The security of Israel should be sacred, not a political game. We strongly oppose this ploy which does nothing to secure the border, does nothing to help the people of Ukraine defend themselves against Putin’s aggression, and denies humanitarian assistance to Palestinian civilians, the majority of them women and children, which the Israelis supported by opening the access route. House Republicans should instead work in a bipartisan way, like the administration and Senate are doing, on these pressing national security issues.

Official news published at https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2024/02/03/statement-from-press-secretary-karine-jean-pierre-on-latest-house-republican-bill/