White House rejects Republican's draft that proposes to avoid shutdown by excluding aid to Ukraine
US President Joe Biden's administration and the Senate criticized and then rejected House Speaker Mike Johnson's draft law to prevent a shutdown. They are against the mechanism to temporarily continue funding various government agencies of the country without helping Ukraine.
This was stated by White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre, Inquirer.Net reports. According to her, Johnson's proposal is "just a recipe for more Republican chaos and even more opportunities for a shutdown."
The department emphasized that the actions of Republican Party members only jeopardize critical aspects of US national security, as well as the country's domestic priorities. At the same time, they noted that to achieve their own goals, Republicans are ready to stop funding the military performing combat missions.
"House Republicans are wasting precious time on a frivolous proposal. They should stop doing this and work in a bipartisan manner to prevent a shutdown," Jean-Pierre said.
The U.S. Senate, which is controlled by a Democratic majority, sharply criticized the initiative of the conservative wing of the Republicans too. They emphasized that the upper house would not adopt such a resolution.
As a reminder, Louisiana Republican Mike Johnson, who recently became speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, has submitted a two-stage bill that offers an unusual approach to preventing a government shutdown, which is passing the law without U.S. aid to Israel and Ukraine.
As OBOZ.UA previously reported, Europe is already predicting that US aid to Ukraine may decrease. In particular, EU High Representative Josep Borrell noted that the EU should be ready to compensate for this.