US House Speaker outlines Saturday vote plan on aid for Israel and Ukraine

Legislators will decide on separate funding bills this Saturday, according to Speaker Mike Johnson

Speaker of the US House of Representatives Mike Johnson announced on Wednesday that he plans to move forward with presenting a series of foreign aid bills for a vote, including funding for Ukraine and Israel. Johnson said in a note to legislators that they will vote on these on Saturday evening.
Johnson, the Republican speaker, has faced increasing pressure to act on President Joe Biden’s long-delayed request for billions of dollars in security assistance. It’s been more than two months since the Senate passed a $95 billion aid package, which includes $14 billion for Israel and $60 billion for Ukraine.
Despite opposition from conservatives over aiding Ukraine, Johnson said earlier this week that he would push to get the package to the House floor under a single debate rule, then hold separate votes on aid for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan as well as several foreign policy proposals, according to Republican lawmakers.
“After significant Member feedback and discussion, the House Rules Committee will be posting soon today the text of three bills that will fund America’s national security interests and allies in Israel, the Indo-Pacific, and Ukraine, including a loan structure for aid, and enhanced strategy and accountability,” Johnson wrote on Wednesday.