• Zelenskyy left Washington D.C. with no promise that a congressional aid package with billions in Ukraine aid would be passed this year.
  • Democrats and Republicans are deadlocked on the supplemental aid package, and the House is scheduled to recess for the holidays at the end of the week.
  • Pushing the aid negotiations into 2024 could complicate already fraught budget talks set for early next year.
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., December 12, 2023. 

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy wrapped up a series of high-profile meetings in Washington this week with no guarantees that a congressional aid package for Ukraine would be passed this year.

But if Congress pushes negotiations into 2024, it could complicate the already fraught process of passing a new federal budget, which lawmakers will have to confront in the coming months.