House Speaker Considering Foreign Aid Bills

Pressures mount for assistance to Israel and Ukraine.

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson is expected to make a decision this week on how to address the foreign aid to send funding to Ukraine and Israel. 

While a bill was approved by the Senate in February, Speaker Johnson delayed bringing the bill to a House vote, saying that it did not contain enough funding for domestic issues. With escalating conflict in the Middle East, there is pressure to pass the legislation, which would provide $14 billion for Israel and $60 billion for Ukraine.   

The House speaker also faces concerns from opponents advocating for the dismissal of the bill. The House Freedom Caucus, a group of about three dozen legislators, says that they will move to vacate his position as speaker if he allows funding for Ukraine to pass alongside funding for Israel.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for Speaker Johnson as he considers foreign aid packages for Ukraine and Israel.
  • For members of the House as they deliberate the amount of assistance funding to offer U.S. allies.
  • For the people of Ukraine as they endure the attacks on infrastructure.
  • For the peace of Jerusalem and prudence for Israeli leaders.

Sources: Reuters


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