The Biden administration has informed Congress of its intention to proceed with arms sales to Israel amounting to approximately $1.26 billion.

It's important to note that these sales do not involve the delivery of heavy "smart" bombs, which the White House is currently holding back.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the sales encompass tank and mortar shells valued at $760 million, along with tactical military vehicles totaling $500 million.

The announcement of the progress in delivery comes following Biden's warning that he would veto any legislation seeking to immediately provide military aid to Israel if such legislation were to pass Congress.

Over the past weekend, House Republicans, supported by some Democrats, introduced a bill requiring the White House administration to promptly dispatch military aid to Israel. This bill is a response to Biden's decision to pause arms shipments in an effort to dissuade Israel from launching a large-scale ground operation in Rafah.