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Johnson gives Congress time to review his Ukraine and Israel proposal

Johnson gives Congress time to review his Ukraine and Israel proposal Photo: US House Speaker Mike Johnson (Getty Images)
Author: Daryna Vialko

House Speaker Mike Johnson intends to allow members of Congress to review his bills on funding US aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan within 72 hours before bringing them to the floor, reports NBC News.

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

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

Johnson stated that the Republican conference decided to vote on the foreign aid bills separately, and he would like to send each bill to the Senate individually. However, a final decision on whether to package them together has not yet been made.

US aid to Ukraine

The US has run out of funds for aiding Ukraine, and the allocation of new funds has been under consideration by Congress since last fall.

In February 2024, the US Senate passed a bill allocating approximately $60 billion in aid to Ukraine. However, it has not passed the House of Representatives.

House Speaker Mike Johnson refuses to bring the bill to a vote, as he wants amendments to be made. Specifically, he allows for the possibility of providing assistance to Ukraine as a loan.

Previously, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Mike Turner stated that he expects the bill to be considered this week. He believes the bill will receive significant support from congressmen.

Today, Johnson introduced four separate bills for funding US aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, as well as other national security priorities.