White House against standalone Israel aid bill without aid to Ukraine

White House against standalone Israel aid bill without aid to Ukraine

The White House on Monday announced its opposition to a standalone Israel aid bill without aid to Ukraine.

That's according to Axios, Ukrinform reports.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said at a briefing on Monday that "we will not accept a standalone" Israel aid bill.

"A standalone would actually not help Israel and Ukraine. It would actually delay [...] the needed aid," Jean-Pierre added, calling instead for the House to pass the Senate's $95 billion Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan aid bill.

Read also: Speaker Johnson unveils separate U.S. aid plans for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan

Earlier in the briefing, national security spokesman John Kirby said the White House is "opposed to a standalone bill that would just work on Israel."

House Speaker Mike Johnson said after a closed-door Republican conference meeting on Monday that the U.S. House of Representatives would consider a foreign aid package this week, dividing it into four separate bills supporting Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan, and other U.S. national security needs.

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