The leader of the Republicans in the House of Representatives, Mike Johnson, said on Monday that in its current form, the lower house of the US Congress will not consider the text agreed by the senators, which provides for new funds for Ukraine, writes AFP, reports Agerpres.

The Capitol in Washington, DCPhoto: / Viktor Kosmei

“The Senate’s foreign aid bill does not address the most pressing issue facing our country,” Mike Johnson criticized in a statement, referring to the immigration crisis at the US-Mexico border.

The $95 billion financial package, the lion’s share of which will go to Ukraine, has been debated in Congress for months and is the subject of a dispute between congressional Republicans and the administration of Democratic President Joe Biden.

Republicans demand a significant strengthening of migration policy in exchange for accepting aid for Kyiv. And “absent any change” from the Senate on the issue, “the House will continue to work on its own accord on these important issues,” the House leader said Monday.