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Speaker Johnson rejects Israel, Ukraine aid package ahead of Senate vote

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) preemptively rejected the Senate's $95 billion national security package to aid Israel, Ukraine and other U.S. allies, saying in a statement that the package's failure to address U.S. border security makes it a nonstarter in the House.

"In the absence of having received any single border policy change from the Senate, the House will have to continue to work its own will on these important matters," Johnson said in a statement. "America deserves better than the Senate's status quo."

Johnson's statement comes after he and other House leaders helped torpedo an earlier version of the legislation that includes sweeping border security measures and other reforms.


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