Speaker Johnson teases ‘innovations’ to move Ukraine aid forward in House

For the first time, House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) is hinting at a number of tweaks he would require in order to move a foreign aid bill for Ukraine through the lower chamber. 

In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, Johnson laid out the provisions he would like to see in any emerging aid proposal, which the speaker called “important innovations.” The measures floated by Johnson were related directly and indirectly to the war with Russia, including the idea of restructuring the aid as a loan repayment. 

“When we return after this work period, we’ll be moving a product, but it’s going to, I think, have some important innovations,” Johnson said. “There’s a lot of things we should do that make more sense, and we’re putting that product together.”

Johnson laid out the three
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