Biden says ‘history is watching’ on two-year anniversary of ‘Russia’s brutal assault’ on Ukraine

President Joe Biden challenged House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) and other Republican lawmakers Friday to support his supplemental funding bill in a statement commemorating the two-year anniversary of Russia’s war on Ukraine.

Biden’s statement accompanied the announcement of a new sanctions package targeting 500 Russian persons and entities over both their role in the war and their connections to the death of former Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, whom Biden called a “courageous anti-corruption activist.”

“This bill provides urgent funding for Ukraine. It also invests in America’s own defense industrial base. It passed overwhelmingly in the Senate, and there is no question that, if the Speaker called a vote, it would pass quickly in the House,” the president wrote in a statement. “Congress
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