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House Speaker Plans Separate Ukraine, Israel Aid Votes to Overcome Deadlock

Posted on AllSides April 16th, 2024
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House Speaker Mike Johnson plans to bring separate bills funding Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan to the House floor, in a maneuver aimed at breaking a monthlong deadlock over a $95 billion foreign-aid package the Senate passed earlier this year.

Other congressional leaders of both parties and President Biden had urged Johnson to take up the Senate bill. Instead, Johnson is splitting the aid up in an effort to work around a large bloc of Republicans who have long opposed sending more money to Ukraine. Those GOP holdouts, together with some Democrats who have...

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