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Mike Johnson takes risk on separating Israel and Ukraine aid [Video]

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Washington — House Speaker Mike Johnson on Monday unveiled a proposal for sending wartime aid to Israel and Ukraine as he seeks to fend off a right-wing revolt that could put his leadership in peril. 

The Louisiana Republican said he plans to put four separate bills on the floor, separating aid for Israel with assistance for Ukraine, which has faced fierce pushback among some members of his conference. A third measure includes aid for Taiwan and the final bill addresses other Republican foreign policy demands. 

“We won’t be voting on the Senate supplemental in its current form, but we will vote on each of these measures separately in four different pieces,” Johnson told reporters after meeting with House Republicans. 

The speaker said he hoped the bills’ text would be released Tuesday, and he’d then honor a 72-hour rule that gives lawmakers time to read legislation before a vote and allow amendments. …

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