The president of the United States House of Representativesthe republican Michael Johnsonrefused to examine an aid package for 95 billion dollars for Ukraine and Israelas negotiated in the Senate.
The bill provides funds for Israel’s war against Hamas and for your strategic ally Taiwanbut Most of it ($60 billion) would help Ukraine replenish its depleted arsenal. when the beginning of the third year of the war with Russia.
The text, which must be put to a vote in the Senate In the early hours of this Tuesday, does not include changes to US immigration policyone of the demands of the conservative party.
“House Republicans “They were clear from the very beginning of the discussions that any so-called supplemental national security legislation must recognize that national security begins at our own border,” he said. Johnson.
Previously, the republican senators had rejected another initiative that included both the border issue and foreign aid because Johnson promised to sink him in the Camera considering that it did not effectively address illegal immigration at the border.
The president of the Camera assured that the previous project, although it included the strongest changes in decadeshe still wasn’t going far enough and that he would be “dead on arrival” at the Camera.
His rhetoric coincides with that of former president donald trumpwho strongly asked to sink the project. In his race for the White House, the favorite in the Republican primaries tries to exploit the issue of migration as a weakness of Biden.
Although there were bipartisan negotiations on the bill for several months, Senate Republicans They finally voted to block it.
On the other hand, this second text that leaves aside the immigration issue got enough support from Republicans to advance in the Democratic-controlled Senateso it will almost certainly be approved in a final vote by a simple majority.
“The Senate did the right thing last week by rejecting immigration legislation Ukraine-Taiwan-Gaza-Israel due to its insufficient border provisions, and should have returned to the table to amend the current bill to include real border security provisions,” said the Republican leader.
Now “in the absence of changes on the part of the Senate Regarding immigration policy, the camera will continue to work on these important issues at its own discretion,” he stated. Johnson on Monday in a statement.
(With information from AFP)