US lawmaker pushes White House to aid allies in Islamic State fight

A senior Republican lawmaker warned President Barack Obama she would do “everything within my power,” including holding up money, to push the United States to provide fighter jets and weapons to Egypt and other allies fighting Islamic State militants. In a letter to the president, Kay Granger, chairwoman of the House of Representatives State and Foreign Operations subcommittee, said Egypt needs F-16 aircraft and M1A1 Abrams tanks held up since 2013.



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