Johnson vows to tackle Ukraine aid in ‘timely manner’ after White House meeting

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) pledged to address funding for Ukraine in a “timely manner” after meeting with congressional leaders and President Joe Biden at the White House on Tuesday.

Johnson has shown reluctance to act on the president’s request for more than $60 billion in aid. After the Senate passed a defense bill approving the money earlier this month, the speaker said the House would not be “rushed” to take up the legislation.

Worse yet for Biden, he indicated the proposal would be dead on arrival without significant changes in border policy that the president has so far resisted.

Johnson reiterated the demand for border security on Tuesday, telling reporters outside the White House that he “repeatedly” brought it up in the meeting with congressional leaders, Biden, and Vice President Kamala Harris. He also revealed a one-on-one with
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