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Democrats prepare to ride to Johnson’s rescue, gingerly

Posted on AllSides April 18th, 2024
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Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

House Democrats hinted Thursday that they were committed to passing a foreign aid supplemental package even if it meant helping Republican leaders get past usually party-line procedural hurdles — and potentially helping a GOP speaker keep his gavel.

Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., is moving to set up Saturday votes on three bills that would send aid to Ukraine, Israel and the Indo-Pacific. The measures would then be combined with a fourth bill comprising a hodgepodge of bipartisan priorities — many of which have previously passed the House — including sanctions on Russia and Iran...

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