US House Speaker Signals Israel’s Needs More ‘Urgent’ Than Ukraine’s

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Speaker of the House Mike Johnson speaks at an annual leadership meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas, October 28, 2023 © AP / David Becker  

The Hill: Johnson suggests Israel-only aid bill could come to House floor this week 

Newly elected Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) on Sunday said a standalone bill for Israel aid will come to the House floor this week, sending an indication that President Biden’s request for aid to Ukraine will be further delayed. 

“We’re going to move a stand-alone Israel funding bill this week in the House. I know our colleagues, our Republican colleagues in the Senate, have a similar measure,” Johnson said in an interview on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures.”  

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 Update #1: House Speaker Mike Johnson aims to pass Israel aid package this week — teeing up showdown with Biden (NYpost)

Update #2: Israel’s needs more ‘urgent’ than Ukraine’s – US House speaker (RT)  

WNU Editor: It looks like the Republican party is fracturing on this issue …. McConnell goes all out as Ukraine fight fractures GOP (Politico).