Republican House Speaker Refuses to Advance Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan Security Bill

House Speaker Mike Johnson resists advancing a $95B security bill for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. Learn about the latest developments in international aid.

Feb 14, 2024 - 11:33
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Republican House Speaker Refuses to Advance Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan Security Bill
Republican House Speaker Refuses to Advance Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan Security Bill

Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson has reiterated his reluctance to promptly bring to vote a $95 billion international security assistance package designated for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan.

During the weekly news conference, Speaker Johnson stood firm, stating that the House would not succumb to pressure from the Senate. He emphasized that any international aid initiative must include provisions addressing security concerns along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The Senate passed the security bill on Tuesday, albeit without the border provisions, after facing opposition from Republicans on a bipartisan version that included significant revisions to U.S. immigration policy. Despite receiving 70 votes, including support from 22 Republicans, in the closely divided Senate, the bill requires approval from the House.

Given the slim majority held by Johnson's Republicans in the House, their influence over the legislative agenda is considerable. The Speaker underscored the importance of prioritizing domestic issues before addressing global matters.

The rejection of the compromise bill with border measures by Republicans stemmed from their assessment of its inadequacy in addressing pressing challenges, according to Speaker Johnson.

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