Johnson Responds with Conditions for Ukraine Funding and Talks Stalled in US Congress

US House Speaker Mike Johnson on Tuesday sent a letter in response to US Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young’s call for Congressional leaders to approve additional funding for Ukraine because existing funds will only last until the end of the year.

This was reported by “European Truth” with reference to The Hill.

In the letter, Johnson recalled a meeting with Joe Biden’s administration in October, during which he laid out the conditions under which Republicans would support further aid to Ukraine.

Among them, he mentioned “passing transformational changes to our nation’s border security laws” as well as the White House laying out a strategy to “win in Ukraine” and aid accountability.

“Congress and the American people must receive answers to our repeated questions regarding: the Administration’s strategy for victory in Ukraine; clearly defined and achievable goals; transparency and accountability for American taxpayer dollars invested there; and what specific resources are needed to achieve victory and sustainable peace.” , the speaker wrote.

Kuleba assured that Ukraine is working with the United States to approve additional funding

The issue of protecting the US southern border has become a key source of disagreement between Democrats and Republicans in Congress, which is now stalling approval of an additional financial request from the White House.

Republicans are calling for stricter entry requirements to stop migration, even at the cost of violating U.S. humanitarian obligations, while Democrats are calling for a comprehensive overhaul of the immigration system itself.

Representatives from both parties were negotiating to reach a compromise, but Sen. Chris Murphy, the Democratic chief negotiator, told reporters that negotiations broke downas Republicans refused to back down from the demands.

In September, the White House asked Congress to approve a $106 billion supplemental funding package containing more than $61 billion in funding for Ukraine, as well as spending on aid to Israel, Taiwan and border security.

Last week, however, Johnson said that “confident and optimistic” that the US Congress will be able to pass additional funds to help Israel and Ukraine before the start of the Christmas holidays.

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2023-12-05 20:45:15

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