Mills: Foreign Aid Packages Should Not be Tied Together

Mills: Foreign Aid Packages Should Not be Tied Together

Grayson Bakich
Grayson Bakich
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November 28, 2023

Part of the ongoing budget battle between House Republicans is going back to single-subject spending bills such as foreign aid for Israel and securing our southern border. Representative Cory Mills (R-FL) discussed the situation in a recent appearance on Fox Business's Cavuto Coast to Coast, where he said these spending bills should not be tied together, especially when domestic issues are demanding priority.

Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) recently said he was "confident" the House would be able to pass foreign aid for Israel and Ukraine, in addition to funding for the border. Rep. Mills said it was a "non-starter" for himself to oppose tying foreign aid packages together since he believed that "every single member has a right to represent their independent state and their constituents."

Additionally, Rep. Mills said many are willing to support Israel, especially as the House's bill offset funding for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). However, fewer express support for Ukraine since alternatives such as invoking the 1994 Budapest Memorandum have existed.

Despite this, "America has done what it has continued to do always, which is to believe that interventionism and warfare is the only way," continued Mills, adding, "I believe that we need to be reprioritizing our domestic issues above anything else. Securing our borders is the number one issue right now for all Americans in the world. That is what is putting thousands of Americans at risk every single day."

Hence, Mills said he favors single-subject spending bills, and he urged the Senate to pass bills such as the Secure the Border Act.

Host Neil Cavuto then asked about the Israel bill mentioned above, which Mills said simply needs passage in the Senate.

"This does not increase our debt," Mills answered, though he added, "We still do not have a [Gross Domestic Product] to national debt growth strategy that is going to help that inverted ratio. But with regards to Israel, that has already been passed in the House, and it is up to the Senate now to take that bill up on the floor and actually pass it."

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Grayson Bakich

Grayson Bakich

Florida born and raised, Grayson Bakich is a recent recipient of a Master’s Degree in Political Science at the University of Central Florida. His thesis examined recent trends in political polarization and how this leads into justification of violence.

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