Johnson signals path for Ukraine aid following White House congressional meeting

Congressional leaders from both parties voiced optimism Wednesday about reaching a deal on Ukraine aid and securing the southern border following President Joe Biden’s meeting with the “Big Four” at the White House, with House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) indicating there may be a path forward on a deal.

Biden met with Johnson, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and a host of other lawmakers on Wednesday as negotiators continue to try to reach a deal on Biden’s supplemental request and a government funding bill ahead of the month’s-end deadline.

Johnson and Schumer delivered statements to reporters following the meeting, with Schumer estimating the chances of keeping the government open and funding the president’s supplemental request at
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