The US State Department believes that both chambers of Congress will support aid to Ukraine.
State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said that the US has not lost sight of the importance of supporting Ukraine, and the request for Kyiv’s financing aid be accepted by Congress when it is put to a vote.
“When the request will be put to a vote, it will pass in both chambers of Congress,” he said.
Meanwhile, Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Johnson said he supports aid to Ukraine but wants to combine it with increased protection of the southern border with Mexico. At the same time, he continues to take a hard line against combining Ukrainian aid with money for Israel and has not offered specific time frames for the transfer of aid to Ukraine.
At the same time, the White House is calling on Congress to continue the legislative process to approve President Joe Biden’s request, which includes support for Ukraine and Israel, White House National Security Council Coordinator John Kirby said.