White House reverses stance on Johnson’s foreign aid plan

by Renata

The White House appears to be reversing its stance on Speaker Mike Johnson’s plan to introduce a series of individual foreign aid bills for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. Johnson laid out the details earlier in the week.

Initially, the Biden administration said it would oppose a stand-alone aid bill for Israel. But it might be changing its tune. Yesterday, White House spokesman John Kirby told reporters, “It does appear at first blush that the Speaker’s proposal will in fact help us get aid to Ukraine, aid to Israel and needed resources to the Indo-Pacific.”

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he’s keeping an open mind.