Johnson proposes separate House votes on Ukraine and Israel this week


Speaker Mike Johnson told GOP lawmakers that he’ll try to pass four measures this week to send aid to Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan — each in separate bills, according to two Republicans in the private Monday meeting.

A fourth proposed bill would include a package of related measures, including a lend-lease deal for military aid, a ban on TikTok in the U.S. and provisions to sell off assets seized from Russian oligarchs.

It’s far from certain that Johnson would have the votes to bring the bills to the floor, given the procedural hurdles of Republicans’ narrow majority that have vexed the speaker for months. It’s also not clear he’d be able to get Senate support for the combined package, given the upper chamber’s leaders are continuing to insist on their own bipartisan version of foreign aid legislation.

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries declined to comment Monday on whether he expected Democrats would support the package: “We’re not going to come to any conclusion about process until we understand the substance.”

Nicholas Wu contributed to this report.

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