Ukraine president to plead with lawmakers in Washington as Congress weighs extra assist
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will journey to Washington this week to fulfill with President Biden and members of Congress, a vital journey that comes as U.S. assist is ready to run dry by month’s finish and lawmakers contemplate approving one other $60 billion.
Mr. Zelenskyy will meet on the White House with Mr. Biden and on Capitol Hill with all senators on Tuesday. House Speaker Mike Johnson will even meet with him Tuesday, the Louisiana Republican’s spokesperson stated.
White House press secretary Karine Jean Pierre stated Mr. Biden will “underscore the United States’ unshakable commitment to supporting the people of Ukraine as they defend themselves against Russia’s brutal invasion.”
“As Russia ramps up its missile and drone strikes against Ukraine, the leaders will discuss Ukraine‘s urgent needs and the vital importance of the United States’ continued support at this critical moment,” she added.
The Senate final week did not cross Mr. Biden‘s nationwide safety spending request, a $110 billion package deal for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan amid an deadlock between Republicans and Democrats on insurance policies to curb the document inflow of migrants crossing the southern border.
The assist is prone to get punted into the brand new 12 months, as Congress is scheduled to go on a three-week vacation recess after this week.
Congress has beforehand appropriated $111 billion for Ukraine however faces main headwinds this go-around as many Republicans query doling out more cash and Democrats proceed to rebuff GOP calls for for the southern border.