US approached “consensus” on aid to Ukraine and Israel — Chuck Schumer

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: Chuck Schumer/X

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said that President Joe Biden and Congress agree on the fact congressmen should act on aid for both Ukraine and Israel.

This was reported by ABC News.

Chuck Schumer expects some kind of decision on both states this week. He also expressed an opinion that the best way to handle this matter is to go back to a $95 million aid package that was approved by the Senate in February but got no support from the Republicans in the House of Representatives.

“The best way to help Israel against Iran and to help Ukraine against Russia is for Speaker Johnson and the House to pass the bipartisan, Senate-passed National Security Supplemental this week,” Schumer also wrote on X.

Schumer’s statements emerged after Biden spoke with Senate Majority Leader Schumer, House Speaker Mike Johnson, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday, April 14.

After Iranian attack on Israel, House Speaker Johnson claimed the House would try to put aid for Israel to a vote again, however, he didn’t mention Ukraine.

 “We’ll send our package – we’ll put something together and send it to the Senate,” said Johnson on Fox News when asked about aid for Ukraine and whether it would be combined with aid for Israel.

House Speaker didn’t provide any specific timeline for the package.

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