Johnson’s foreign aid proposal likely dead on arrival unless Democrats throw lifeline

The plan to move forward with foreign aid to Ukraine and Israel could be dead on arrival in the House unless Democrats throw Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) a lifeline to overcome opposition within the GOP conference. 

Johnson unveiled his long-awaited plan to provide aid to U.S. allies during a closed-door meeting on Monday, proposing to split foreign aid into four separate bills supporting Israel, Ukraine, Taiwan, and other defense measures. However, the plan could be killed before it even arrives on the House floor as several Republicans have already objected to the package due to its lack of U.S. border provisions. 

Johnson told Republicans in a separate meeting on Tuesday that border provisions would not be germane to the foreign aid package, meaning he would not allow those amendments to be added to the legislation, according to
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