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Washington- President Biden is expected to deliver a speech Tuesday on a $95 billion foreign aid bill that passed the Senate early in the morning but now risks stalling in the GOP-controlled House.

The Senate approved the major foreign aid program early Tuesday, after an all-night session, with a bipartisan group of senators united around legislation aimed at strengthening Ukraine, Israel and Indo-Pacific countries. But the package faces opposition in the House, particularly after renewed criticism from Speaker Mike Johnson.

The president’s address is scheduled to begin at 1:15 p.m. from the State Dining Room.

President Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House on February 6, 2024.
President Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House on February 6, 2024.

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Mr. Biden urged the House to move forward with the legislation “urgently” in a statement after the Senate approved the foreign aid bill Tuesday morning, saying “we cannot afford to wait Longer”.

“The costs of inaction are growing every day, especially in Ukraine,” the president said, pointing to reports that Ukrainian troops are running out of ammunition in their fight against Russia.

“There are those who say that American leadership and our alliances and partnerships with countries around the world don’t matter. That’s true,” Mr. Biden said. “If we do not stand up to tyrants who seek to conquer or divide the territory of their neighbors, the consequences for American national security will be significant.”

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