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Johnson to give Congress his ideas on Ukraine and Israel for review

Apr 17, 2024

House Speaker Mike Johnson intends to allow members of Congress to read his bills to fund US aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan for 72 hours before submitting them for consideration.

This was reported by NBC News.


If the text is published on Tuesday, as Johnson hopes, it could mean that the House of Representatives will not be able to vote on four separate bills until Friday, April 19.

As noted, the House of Representatives is currently scheduled to leave Thursday afternoon, April 18, and go on recess next week, but this could change.

Johnson said that the GOP conference has decided to vote on the foreign aid bills separately and that he would like to send each bill to the Senate separately. However, no final decision has been made on whether to combine them together.

Ukraine and the issue of allocating new funds has been under consideration by Congress since last fall.

As a reminder, in February 2024, the US Senate passed a bill that would allocate about $60 billion to help Ukraine. But it has not passed the House of Representatives.

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson refuses to bring the document to the floor because he wants it to be amended. In particular, he admits the possibility of helping Ukraine on credit.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 17/04/2024

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