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US House Intel Committee Chair Expresses Doubt on Approval of Ukraine and Israel Aid by Year’s End

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Republican Mike Turner, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has expressed skepticism about the approval of new US aid to Ukraine and Israel before the end of the year. In an interview with NBC’s Meet the Press, Turner pointed to the White House’s policy on the southern border as a major obstacle.

He stated, “I think it would be very difficult to get it done by the end of the year and the impediment, currently, is the White House policy on the southern border.”

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Turner emphasized that Congress would require changes in laws to ensure the border returns to its previous state. This could include measures such as limiting the entry of asylum seekers across the Mexican border.

Republican lawmakers are seeking to link their approval of foreign military aid to stricter border policies, especially after President Joe Biden signed a stopgap bill that extended funding for the US government until early next year.

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As Congress reconvenes this week, issues regarding aid for Israel and Ukraine will be on the agenda. Senator Tom Cotton, speaking on Fox News Sunday, stated, “In return for providing additional funding for Ukraine, we have to have significant and substantial reforms to our border policy.”

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Pentagon Chief Lloyd Austin has previously assured that his department will continue working to secure additional funding for Ukraine’s defense and other needs in Congress.

President Joe Biden is actively trying to garner support from Congress for aid to both Ukraine and Israel. The proposed $106 billion aid package includes more than $61 billion in funding for Ukraine.

Congressional leaders are hopeful of collecting the necessary votes for additional aid for Ukraine and Israel, as well as for improving the immigration system, by Christmas.

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