Pelosi meets with Poland’s president as Congress considers Biden’s $33bn Ukraine aid request – live

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Nancy Pelosi and a delegation of Democratic lawmakers are heading back to Washington DC today to finalize Joe Biden’s $33bn request to Congress for Ukraine aid, after a whistlestop European tour.

The House speaker met on Monday in Warsaw with Poland’s president Andrzej Duda, thanking the country on behalf of the American people for “opening their hearts and homes” to almost 3m Ukrainian refugees fleeing Russia’s war in their homeland.

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