Biden ‘strongly supports’ House GOP’s Ukraine and Israel aid plans

President Joe Biden has given his blessing to a new national security supplemental aid package.

“I strongly support this package to get critical support to Israel and Ukraine, provide desperately needed humanitarian aid to Palestinians in Gaza, and bolster security and stability in the Indo-Pacific,” the president said Wednesday in a prepared statement. “Israel is facing unprecedented attacks from Iran, and Ukraine is facing continued bombardment from Russia that has intensified dramatically in the last month.”

The House released the text of its proposals to provide foreign aid to countries including Ukraine and Israel, teeing the legislation up for a vote in the lower chamber on Saturday evening. 

Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) unveiled the plan this week and Republicans published the bills earlier on Wednesday, proposing to split foreign aid into Read more…

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