US House speaker resists Ukraine and Israel Aid Bill

US House speaker resists Ukraine and Israel Aid Bill

Rep. Mike Johnson said that he wont be supporting Ukraine and Israel Aid Bill, as the money can be used for the betterment of United States.

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US House speaker resists Ukraine and Israel Aid Bill

On Wednesday, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Mike Johnson, a Republican, reaffirmed that he does not intend to allow the chamber to vote on a $95 billion package of international security assistance for Taiwan, Israel, and Ukraine.

As Ukraine fights an invasion that was started by Russian President Vladimir Putin over two years ago, Ukraine’s leadership views the money as essential.

For months, Biden has been advocating for the package, which also includes humanitarian help for the Palestinians and security funding for Taiwan and Israel.

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At the weekly news conference of House leaders, Johnson declared, “We’re not going to be forced into action by the Senate.”

US House speaker resists Ukraine & Israel Aid Bill
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He emphasized his demand that initiatives to improve security at the U.S.-Mexico border be included in any foreign military and humanitarian aid package.

Last week, Senate Republicans vetoed a package that would have combined the security aid with the largest modifications to border policy in decades. Later, on Tuesday, the Senate passed Ukraine and Israel aid bill without any border provisions.

In the Senate, which Democrats barely control, the aid package gained 70 votes, including 22 “ayes” votes from Republicans. It must, however, pass the House to become law.

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Regarding border security, Johnson stated, “We’re going to continue to demand that we take care of our own before we take care of issues all around the world.”

He claimed that Republicans had rejected the border-related compromise package because it was insufficient. He also stated, “The reason that the other one was dead on arrival is because it did not meet the moment, it would not have solved the problem.”

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