Mike Gallagher could postpone early retirement for foreign aid vote

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) may give House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) a much-needed boost in support for his foreign aid legislation, as the Wisconsin congressman is weighing delaying his retirement so he can stay for a vote on the plan this weekend.

A spokesperson for Gallagher, whose early retirement from Congress is set for Friday, confirmed to the Washington Examiner that the congressman has “flexibility to stay and support the aid package on Saturday.”

Johnson announced to members that bill text for his four-pronged foreign aid legislation would drop sometime on Wednesday, setting up votes for Saturday evening. With Gallagher’s intended departure, Johnson would have seen his majority narrow to 217-213, meaning he could only lose one GOP vote without any help from Democrats on any given measure to pass legislation.

However, gaining back Gallagher’s
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