U.S. aid to Ukraine and border policy reform probably will be split
U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson believes the U.S. national security program, which includes assistance to Ukraine, may face division over border policy reform
The Hill reports.
According to sources, Johnson informed three Baltic parliamentary leaders that the decision will hinge on the agreement's text to enhance the border with Mexico, currently being worked on in the Senate. The issue may cause division due to “concerns” regarding immigration policy reforms.
Johnson spokesperson Raj Shah told Semafor that the comments were made in a “hypothetical context.“
Lauri Hussar, a speaker of the Parliament of Estonia, said the House Speaker expressed “his readiness” to deliver U.S. assistance to Ukraine, saying there “should be a way to find a solution to the problems” and “domestic issues” standing in the way. “He expressed his readiness to work for the solution to continue the helping of Ukraine,” Hussar said.
- On January 31, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson and other members of the congressional leadership to discuss support for Ukraine.