Biden has requested $106 billion, largely for the war in Ukraine but also to provide security assistance for Israel, Taiwan, and the border; however, House opposition to the Ukraine portion has left the entire package in limbo for months.
Senate leadership had devised a strategy to unlock that aid, pairing the supplemental with border policy changes demanded by the House, but Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) has signaled he will reject any deal that falls short of H.R. 2, the House’s signature border bill.
The White House has rejected that legislation as a nonstarter.
The meeting, announced by White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Tuesday, comes as congressional leadership forges a path forward on government funding.
Johnson reached a