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12/4/2023, 4:46 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Johnson: WH failed to address concerns on Ukraine

United States House Speaker Mike Johnson responded on Monday to a letter sent to him by the White House warning that funding for Ukraine will run out before the end of the year. He said the Biden administration failed to address the GOP's "legitimate concerns about the lack of a clear strategy in Ukraine, a path to resolving the conflict, or a plan for adequately ensuring accountability for aid provided by American taxpayers."

Additional spending for Ukraine was left out of two of the latest government funding bills as Democrats and Republicans struck compromises in last-minute talks to avert government shutdowns. However, Johnson said this time House Republicans "have resolved that any national security supplemental package must begin with our own border," adding that an agreement can be reached "if Senate Democrats and the White House will negotiate reasonably." Currently, Republicans hold a majority in the House, while Democrats control the Senate.

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