Biden Begs Lawmakers For Financial Help

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( – On Sunday, President Biden held a phone call with both Congress’ majority and minority leaders in which he pushed the House to pass the national security supplemental. 

Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) is currently facing increasing pressure for the foreign aid package, which has already passed through the Senate to be voted on the House floor. 

The White House in its statement noted that during the discussion Biden and Johnson along with House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY),  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) had discussed the unprecedented attack by Iran against Israel. 

During the call, the president had discussed how urgently the House of Representatives would need to pass the national security supplemental. 

Schumer also released a statement confirming the meeting and expressing support for Israel after the weekend attack. He also pushed for Johnson to pass the national security package, as it includes provisions for both Israel and Ukraine to receive aid from the United States. He continued by arguing that the US continued to have “ironclad” support for the security of Israel and that they would continue to help defend the country and keep it strong against Iran. 

Jeffries and McConnell have both opted to not release any comments relating to their Sunday meeting originally. However, both of them put out statements after Saturday’s attack to state their support for Israel and to push for the national security supplemental to pass in the House. 

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