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The White House called on Speaker of the House of Representatives Johnson to promote the Senate-approved bill with assistance to Ukraine 04/02/2024 10:52:23. Total views 187. Views today — 2.

The White House has called on Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Johnson, who plans to introduce his version of the bill with support for Ukraine, to bring the Senate-approved document to a vote. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre made such a statement, Ukrinform reports.

"We have been very clear. We believe the speaker should bring to the floor a bill with additional funding for national security needs, which, obviously, includes support for Ukraine, humanitarian aid, support for Israel, and the Indo-Pacific region", - noted the Biden administration spokesperson. She clarified that she was referring to the document supported by 70 senators in February, providing over $60 billion for Ukraine.

The White House press secretary once again expressed confidence that if this bill were brought to a vote, the majority of representatives from both parties would support it.

When asked to comment on whether President Biden would be willing to sign the Republican version, which Speaker Johnson mentioned, in the event of its passage by both houses of Congress, Jean-Pierre said she would not make hypothetical assessments.

As previously reported, the White House does not approve of House Speaker Johnson's proposal to assist Ukraine through loans.