Lawmakers Pitch Pared-Down Bipartisan Spending Bill

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., and Rep. Jared Golden, D-Maine, stressed the urgency of the matter in pressing their colleagues on Sunday to support their “pared-down” bipartisan measure for aid to Ukraine and border security, The Hill reported.

Aid to Kyiv “is time-sensitive; it’s existential,” Golden told CBS’s “Face the Nation,” explaining that “what our bill does is it combines border security with this foreign aid — both existential — and we are forcing this bill to the floor to make sure that everybody acts.”

A bipartisan Senate bill that included border security reforms and aid for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan has been stuck in the House for weeks, with Democrats currently attempting a discharge petition to force a floor vote without the help of Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., according to the Hill.

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