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Johnson Pushes Ahead on Foreign Aid Bill, Teeing Up a Weekend Vote

Posted on AllSides April 17th, 2024
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Anna Rose Layden for The New York Times

Speaker Mike Johnson on Wednesday told Republicans that the House would vote Saturday evening on his foreign aid package for Israel and Ukraine, pushing through resistance in his own party to advance a long-stalled national security spending package for U.S. allies.

His announcement came amid a crush of opposition from Republicans who are vehemently against sending more aid to Ukraine, and have vented for days as congressional aides race to write the legislation Mr. Johnson proposed on Monday.

The speaker, whose job is at risk as he defies his right...

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