House Attempts To Pass Foreign Aid Bills

April 18, 2024

This is a critical time right now.

U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) on the funding bills he put forward in the House – three separate bills for Ukraine, Taiwan and Israel. Johnson faces criticism from members of his own party for leading with the foreign aid bills instead of more funding for the U.S. border.

Why It Matters: Additional funding has been stalled in Congress due to a difference of opinion of how American tax dollars should be spent. Some have painted a picture of a dire situation in Ukraine, where the country could fall to Russia without more support, while others have painted a dire situation on the U.S. southwest border. Whatever the priority, this is American tax dollars at work and a main job of Congress to allocate our money.

Here’s an example of Republican criticism of Johnson’s efforts: “’We’re going to borrow money that we don’t have — not to defend America, but to defend other nations. We’re going to do nothing to secure our border,’ said Rep. Bob Good, the chair of the ultraconservative House Freedom Caucus.” (MORE)

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