Congress Divided on the Funding for Ukraine and Israel
BY: JOHN FEFFER
2024 US presidential race messy, Trump faces indictments, Biden has low favorability. Enthusiasm lacking.
Washington deadlocked for weeks as Republicans struggled to choose House Speaker. Johnson selected for obscurity.
Biden aims to stabilize the economy and show resolve in foreign policy, supporting Ukraine and Israel.
$105 billion bill bundles military aid for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan, border security, and Palestinian assistance, stirring controversy.
$105 billion bill allocates funds for Pentagon, military aid to Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan, border security, and humanitarian aid.
Bundling bill for consensus in divided Congress faces challenges as both the House and Republicans split.
McConnell supports Ukraine due to anti-Russia stance, Cold War beliefs. Backs funding with caveats.
House's Mike Johnson supports Ukraine to prevent Putin's influence, citing concerns about China and Taiwan.
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