House Minority Seeks to Force Vote on Ukraine Aid

The group attempts to bypass the House speaker with 218 signatures of support.

Members of the House minority party began an attempt to bring the Senate’s $95 billion foreign aid package to a floor vote. The group seeks to bypass Speaker Mike Johnson’s refusal to bring the package to the House floor. 

“What we are asking our colleagues… is to sign the discharge petition that will bring to the floor the Senate national security bipartisan supplemental,” said Representative Pete Aguilar of California. “That is the fastest and easiest way to solve this issue.”

The petition requires 218 signatures to bypass Speaker Johnson’s block, a long shot both in terms of party control and past precedent. The last time a discharge petition successfully forced proposed legislation to a House vote was in 2015.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for representatives in the House as they consider signing the discharge petition.
  • For U.S. administration officials as they seek alternate means to provide support to Ukraine.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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