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US House speaker says border reform still ‘priority’ over Ukraine aid

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The US House speaker insisted Tuesday that his Republican-controlled chamber would not move on aid for Ukraine without immigration reform, as high-stakes talks with President Joe Biden ended without a deal.

Mike Johnson told reporters at the White House that lawmakers were “actively pursuing” options on a multi-billion spending package including Ukraine aid, but added: “The first priority of the country is our border” with Mexico.


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