U.S. explained whether Ukraine will receive military aid in case of "shutdown"
The US government will not be able to increase military spending and aid to Ukraine in the event of a "shutdown." Even if the aid continues, it could influence the situation in the United States negatively.
According to the Voice of America, there is still no unified position on the continuation of aid to Ukraine, immigration control at the US-Mexico border, and social welfare programs. "There is a group of MAGA Republicans who sincerely want fundamental changes in the way the system works, and that's what worries me the most," said US President Joe Biden.
US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy put a short-term continuing resolution, known as a CR, to a vote in the House of Representatives, calling it a "stopgap measure that will fund the government and secure the border."
But the resolution was rejected by 232 votes to 198, with 21 Republicans joining the united Democratic opposition. Even if the measure is passed by the Republican-majority House, it has little chance of passing in the Democratic-majority Senate.
House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries said that Republicans "tried to pass a party-line continuing resolution but failed."
The Senate is working on a seven-week funding plan that would keep the government fully open through mid-November to give lawmakers more time to set spending levels through next September. The bipartisan legislation provides $6 billion in additional aid for Ukraine and disaster relief in the United States.
As a reminder, the majority of Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Senate strongly support Ukraine in its fight against Russian aggression. They emphasize the heroism of the Ukrainian military and say that supporting Kyiv is a good investment for Washington.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, the United States does not rule out the possibility that it will provide Ukraine with long-range ATACMS missiles in the future. The White House has not made any unequivocal statements on this matter, while the media claim that the favorable decision was made even before Zelensky's visit, but the delivery timeframe has not been disclosed.