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Mike Johnson tells Senate GOP he supports Ukraine aid, stopgap funding through Jan. 15

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Speaker Mike Johnson told Senate Republicans he supports funding Ukraine and wants to fund the government through Jan. 15, according to Republican senators who attended a party meeting with him.

“He indicated he’s supportive but the way it’s put together in a supplemental needs a lot of work,” said Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) of Ukraine aid. Hoeven added that Johnson wants to fund the government into January to give more time to get regular appropriations bills finished.

Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.) said Johnson wants to keep Israel funding separate from Ukraine, continuing his break with Senate leaders: “He’s for both of them. He wants to do them one at time.”