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McCarthy Vows to Finally Strip Funding From Ukraine From Major Pentagon Bill

Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-California) reportedly announced on Friday that he will remove funding for Ukraine from a Pentagon spending measure after Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) joined conservatives in blocking the bill’s advancement earlier in the week.

McCarthy stated that he would remove the $300 million currently allocated for Ukraine in the Pentagon appropriations bill and conduct a separate vote on the funding.

The announcement by the Speaker comes one day after a group of five conservatives opposed a procedural vote for the Pentagon appropriations bill, derailing the effort and preventing the measure from moving forward.

It was the second time this week that extremists prevented the funding bill from moving forward.

Votes on rules, which regulate legislative debate, are typically partisan and predictable, with the majority voting “yes” and the minority party voting “no.”

Infrequently do rules falter on the floor.

McCarthy ally Greene was among the Republicans who voted against the rule on Thursday.

On the same day that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with legislators, the rule failed for a second time.

The Pentagon funding measure increases military aid to Ukraine by $300 million.

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