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The Leader’s Floor Lookout: Week of June 3, 2024

Here’s what to watch for on the House Floor this week:
Opposing Unjust ICC Warrants for Israeli Leaders

On May 20, radical International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Karim Khan announced he is seeking warrants for the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant for alleged war crimes in Gaza.

This is absurd. Hamas’ barbaric October 7th attacks on Israel claimed the lives of over 1,200 Israelis and was the deadliest day for Jews since the Holocaust. Additionally, Hamas took over 240 hostages that day – up to around 130 of which they still hold.
Let’s be clear: Going after a terrorist group that brutally slaughtered innocent Israeli civilians and still holds many hostage is not a “war crime” – it’s defending Israel’s right to exist and ensuring a vicious attack like October 7th never happens again.
Hamas started this war and is wholly responsible for the death and pain that has come as a result. America stands with Israel against terrorists—and the International Criminal Court should, too.
If the ICC insists on targeting Israel, a democracy defending itself against evil, the U.S. must stand against them and ensure there are consequences for these international bureaucrats.

Rep. Chip Roy’s legislation, H.R. 8282, the Illegitimate Court Counteraction Act, would impose sanctions on the ICC or any foreign actor who supports their effort to arrest, detain, or prosecute protected persons of the United States and its allies, including Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Gallant.

House Republicans stand with our ally and friend, and will always support Israel’s right to defend itself – will Democrats join us in supporting Israel and denounce these unjust warrant applications?

Providing For Servicemembers and Veterans and Bolstering Our National Security

Congress has a fundamental duty to responsibly fund the government, making sure taxpayer dollars are spent on important programs like supporting our veterans, servicemembers, and national defense, while cutting bloated federal spending on woke programs and the Left’s radical agenda.

This week, House Republicans are bringing forward legislation that fully funds veterans’ healthcare, invests in quality-of-life improvements like housing and childcare, and strengthens deterrence in the Indo-Pacific. 

Furthermore, our bill stops hard-earned taxpayer dollars from being used to pay for abortions using Hyde language, protects Second Amendment rights for our veterans, and bans the use of funds to promote critical race theory or diversity, equity, and inclusion programs.

Our service members and veterans have selflessly served our nation and defended our freedoms from adversaries abroad, and it’s time these heroes and their loved ones get the support and assistance they deserve in return.

H.R. 8580, the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2025, introduced by Rep. John Carter, provides FY25 appropriations for military construction, the VA, and related agencies that deliver for our veterans and servicemembers, bolster our national security, increase deterrence in the Indo-Pacific region, and cut radical woke initiatives. 

House Republicans are deeply committed to ensuring those who have defended our country and our freedoms are supported in the way they deserve by the government they fought to protect.