Senate leaders call on Johnson to pass their foreign aid bill after Iran attack on Israel

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) are urging House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) to pass a Senate foreign aid bill following Iran’s drone strikes that targeted Israel over the weekend, but the House is unlikely to take up the bill, complicating matters.

The Senate passed a $95 billion bill in February that would send funding to Ukraine and Israel, as well as to allies in the Indo-Pacific such as Taiwan, and humanitarian help to civilians in Gaza and Ukraine. However, the legislation has been held up in the House due to Republican skepticism over the conflict in Ukraine, as well as GOP demands for border security measures.  

In the wake of Iran’s unprecedented drone strikes on
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