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Zelensky wanted to speak to the full House again. McCarthy declined.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, will not be hosting a meeting on Capitol Hill with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. However, Zelensky is scheduled to meet with the entire Senate at the U.S. Capitol, leading to divided opinions among Republicans regarding the continuation of U.S. funding in Ukraine's fight against Russia.

For House lawmakers who wish to meet with Zelensky, they will have to leave the Capitol and head to the National Archives. According to "The New York Times," McCarthy still plans to have a private meeting with Zelensky. Meanwhile, numerous Republicans have expressed their opposition to President Joe Biden's recent request for $24 billion in military and humanitarian aid for Ukraine.

Moreover, approximately one third of House Republicans have voted to reduce spending for Ukraine in recent months. Around 40 conservative lawmakers have threatened to boycott any spending bill that they see as granting a "blank check" to Kyiv, especially with the U.S. debt exceeding $33 trillion.

In contrast, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will be hosting a closed-door meeting at the Capitol for all 100 senators. However, some Republicans have already stated that they will not be attending the session with Zelensky. Indiana Republican Senator Mike Braun emphasized the need for the European Union to contribute their fair share of help.

Zelensky's visit to Washington D.C. follows his participation in the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York. During his time in D.C., Zelensky plans to meet with President Joe Biden and leaders from the Pentagon on Thursday.

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