Speaker Johnson: House ‘Certainly’ Won’t Vote on Senate’s Ukraine Funding Plan

Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) has asserted that the U.S. House will not be voting on the Senate’s plan for funding Ukraine’s endless war with Russia.

The odds of the Senate’s $95 billion foreign aid package becoming law were nearly eliminated this week when Johnson shot it down.

Johnson stated in a hallway on Capitol Hill that the House is going to ignore the bill that the Senate enacted before dawn on Tuesday.

Senators passed the bill following an all-night session in favor of concentrating on the approaching funding deadlines, as Breitbart News reported.

“I certainly don’t right now,” Johnson told Punchbowl News when asked if he sees a scenario in which he would put the bill on the floor for a vote.

“We’re dealing with the appropriations process.

“We have immediate deadlines upon us in that.

“That’s where the attention of the House is in this moment.”

Late on Monday before the vote, Johnson said that the Senate was wasting its time working on a foreign aid package without first taking the steps needed to secure the border.

“America deserves better than the Senate’s status quo,” Johnson stated.

“History settles every account,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said in a statement he issued following Tuesday morning’s vote, as he celebrated his victory.

The Senate’s package seems destined to die before it reaches a House vote, however, as history is expected to repeat itself with the legislation.

Breitbart News obtained an email from a McConnell aide that included an opinion piece by conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt.

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Hewitt argued that Johnson should make a selfless sacrifice by relinquishing his speakership in order to approve the enormous foreign aid measure.

The significant consequences of that action reveal McConnell’s priorities.

House Democrat leaders have stated their intention to utilize all available procedural means in order to introduce the bill or an alternative type of foreign assistance.

The discharge petition is the most probable of these tools.

A discharge petition would need a small number of Republicans to join Democrats in an unprecedented rebuke of the Speaker.

However, it would allow the bill to bypass Johnson and be brought to the floor.

The aid bill has its detractors among Democrats, most notably the party’s expanding pro-Hamas faction.

Johnson may have spoken, but McConnell is intent on carrying out his plan to keep the conflict in Ukraine going.

McConnell views funding the war as a legacy-defining initiative.

If history repeats itself, the House would remain impasse for at least a few weeks, if not more, extending well beyond the March 1 deadline for government funding if Johnson were to relinquish his gavel.

According to his staffer’s efforts, McConnell would be open to a government shutdown if it meant sending foreign governments tens of billions of dollars in aid.

The Senate Republican Conference, which McConnell heads, is not likely to support that stance.

READ MORE – Democrats Planning to Use Ukraine Aid Package as Trap to Impeach Trump, JD Vance Warns

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By Nick R. Hamilton

Nick has a broad background in journalism, business, and technology. He covers news on cryptocurrency, traditional assets, and economic markets.

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