GOP Leaders Reverse on Ukraine Aid Amid Uncertainty
House Republicans initially moved to strip $300 million in Ukraine aid from their defense spending bill Wednesday night
– but reversed course ahead of an expected final vote this week.
– The decision comes amid uncertainty about whether the bill would pass, as Republicans can spare just a handful of votes.
The House Rules Committee convened a last-minute meeting to remove the Ukraine aid from
– aid from the defense spending bill, but instead decided to allow a separate vote on the funds.
This move suggests that Republicans are facing internal pressure to support Ukraine aid
– even as some members of the party have expressed skepticism about the war effort.
– The outcome of the separate vote on Ukraine aid is uncertain, but it is possible that the House will approve the funding.
– The House is expected to vote on the defense spending bill this week, as part of a package of spending bills to keep the government running.