Speaker Johnson announces standalone Israel aid bill to counteract Senate border package

The House is set to vote on a legislative package providing aid to Israel without any spending cuts when lawmakers return to Washington next week, Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) announced over the weekend.

In a Dear Colleague letter sent to lawmakers on Saturday, Johnson announced the bill text would be released over the weekend with a vote scheduled sometime in the coming days. The vote comes as the Senate prepares to release its long-awaited supplemental aid package that would implement stricter security policies at the southern border in exchange for financial aid for Ukraine and Israel.

The Senate is expected to vote on that supplemental bill next week, although Johnson has already deemed the framework “dead on arrival” in the House, making it unlikely to pass. Instead, Johnson will push for the passage of a $17
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