Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) is pressing the Senate to prioritize the House’s flagship border security bill, arguing “now is not the time” to focus on advancing “comprehensive” reforms.
Johnson is set to meet with President Joe Biden at the White House on Wednesday afternoon alongside other congressional leaders to discuss the national security supplemental currently being negotiated in the Senate. Lawmakers in the upper chamber have been hammering out that legislation over the last month as Democrats seek to secure additional foreign aid for Ukraine in exchange for stricter border policies being pushed by Republicans.
Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-LA) reads a statement to reporters about efforts to complete the appropriations process to fund the government, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 12, 2024. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Although the Senate has not yet finalized its