McCarthy Backtracks, Won’t Remove Ukraine Funding From Defense Bill

  • House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said Saturday he will not remove funding for Ukraine from a Pentagon spending package, contradicting his stance from the day before.
  • McCarthy told reporters at the Capitol that he made the decision to keep the $300 million of Ukraine aid in the bill after recognizing that another spending measure set to come up next week that funds the State Department and Foreign Operations, also includes funds for Ukraine, according to The Hill.
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