Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed Congress, urging lawmakers to continue sending aid to his war-torn country. Also in the news: a breakdown of the FTX saga and what to do if your holiday flight is delayed due to winter weather.
Zelenskyy addresses Congress to applause.
Zelenksyy received bipartisan applause from his congressional audience on Wednesday, which included some Republicans wary of writing a “blank check” to Ukraine when they take control of the House in January. Earlier in the day, Zelenskyy met with President Joe Biden, who pledged unwavering support for Ukraine in its conflict with Russia. Zelenskyy’s visit comes as Washington reaffirms its commitment to Ukraine by sending billions of dollars in humanitarian and military aid to the war-torn country: Congress is expected to pass another $44 billion in Ukraine aid in the omnibus spending bill this week.
The panel is preparing to release an 800-page report on January 6th.
The committee postponed issuing its final report until Thursday, citing Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s last-minute visit to Washington and other unspecified logistical complications. The report concludes an 18-month investigation into what led to the worst attack on the Capitol since 1814, as well as what occurred that day. With Republicans who have called the panel partisan and illegitimate taking control of the House in January, the report will be the committee’s final chance to summarise its findings and make recommendations to prevent another attack.