US Representative Ilhan Omar will this week introduce legislation to disapprove of a multimillion-dollar package of bomb equipment for Israel proposed by the Biden administration, a source familiar with her plans has told HuffPost.
It will pose the “first congressional challenge to the US policy of uninterrupted and expanding military support for Israel amid its deadly campaign in Gaza”, the report highlighted.
Omar will by Wednesday file a bill known as a “resolution of disapproval” targeting a $320 million sale of gear for precision guidance kits for bombs, the source told Huffpost, likely with a group of fellow Democratic lawmakers as co-sponsors.
For now, there is no guarantee Omar’s bill would come up for a vote: That depends on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, which would need to pass it before it is considered by the full House. If a senator introduced a similar bill, however, that would set up an automatic vote in the upper chamber.
Josh Paul, a former State Department official who resigned over Biden’s Gaza policy, praised Omar’s move as a significant step, the report stated.
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