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US House of Representatives may vote on aid to Ukraine at end of March-April

US House of Representatives may vote on aid to Ukraine at end of March-April The House of Representatives of the US may vote on aid to Ukraine at the end of March or April (photo: Getty Images)

The US House of Representatives may vote on a package of financial aid to Ukraine at the end of March or in April 2024, according to CNN.

Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Johnson met with Republicans who sought his support for a new bipartisan package of aid to Ukraine and Israel.

According to CNN, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul took the lead in trying to revise the proposal and reach a consensus within the Republican Party to bring the bill on providing financial assistance to Ukraine to a vote by the end of March or in April.

Johnson has not yet taken a position on the plan or committed to voting for it, telling his colleagues that they need to first finish work on the government funding bill.

But once this process is completed, expected by mid-March, it is anticipated that the bill could be voted on expeditiously.

"I think, first, the speaker wants to get through the normal appropriations process, which is not easy. And then after that is done, then we tackle the supplemental. We are currently working on a draft. I think you’ll see a House imprimatur on this supplemental," McCaul said.

Aid from the US to Ukraine

The US has been unable to approve new funding for aid to Ukraine for several months, leading to the suspension of arms supplies to our defenders from the Americans.

Recently, the US Senate passed a bill to provide assistance to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan totaling $95 billion, with over $60 billion earmarked for our country.

For the decision to allocate the funds to take effect, the document must be supported by the House of Representatives.

House Speaker Mike Johnson previously stated that he did not want to bring the bill to a vote yet. He believes that funding for Ukraine should be considered in connection with funding for border protection in the US from migrants.

It was reported that US President Joe Biden was gathering Congressional leaders at the White House, with Johnson also present. However, no specific decisions regarding Ukraine were made as a result of the meeting.