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House Republicans To Unveil New Foreign Aid/Border Bill As Soon As Thursday


Rep Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) told reporters today that a group of House Representatives plan to release an alternative foreign policy aid bill - which includes funding for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan - and a border security package as soon as Thursday.

  • Fitzpatrick, a Republican member of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, said: “Stay tuned in the next 24 hours, I think you’ll see something that I think will be bipartisan,” but declined to confirm whether it would be a formal proposal from the centrist group.
  • Fitzpatrick's comments come as Congress awaits House Speaker Mike Johnson's response to the Senate-passed USD$95 billion foreign aid bill. Johnson told reporters today: “The Republican-led House will not be jammed or forced into passing a foreign aid bill,” despite a concerted effort from Biden administration officials to force Johnson into action on the bill.
  • AP noted today: "The slow-walk of U.S. aid to an ally during the largest ground war in Europe since World War II shows how far Republicans have retreated from overseas leadership in line with Trump."
  • MNI's Political Risk Team outlines some of pathways the legislation could take through the House, should Speaker Johnson reject a vote. These include a long-shot discharge petition or "defeating the previous rule." LINK

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