ALERT: Biden Calls Congressional Leaders to White House

(5MinNewsBreak.com) – Seeing the crises affecting America getting out of hand, Joe Biden plans to meet with the leading figures of Congress at the White House.

A White House representative revealed that during the meeting, Biden will aim to push for a crucial aid package for Ukraine and Israel and address the imminent risk of a government shutdown next month.

The discussion will involve House Speaker Mike Johnson, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Biden intends to highlight the critical need for the aid package, which enjoys broad bipartisan support, and for legislation that would ensure the federal government remains funded through September’s end, according to the White House source who spoke under the condition of anonymity.

The Republican-led House faces the challenge of approving a $95 billion security package that would increase support for Ukraine, Israel and the Indo-Pacific region. Although the Senate passed this bill with a 70-29 vote earlier, Johnson has hesitated to bring the aid bill to the House for a vote.

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan emphasized on ABC’s “This Week” the significant impact that Speaker Johnson could have by allowing a House vote on the aid bill, which he predicted would pass with a solid bipartisan majority.

He pointed out the urgent need for military support in Ukraine to combat Russian aggression and mentioned that in his talks with Johnson, there seemed to be an openness to securing the funding for Ukraine.

Besides the security aid the government faces a deadline this Friday for the first portion of its funding, with the rest set to expire on March 8. This affects several key departments, including the Pentagon, Department of Homeland Security and the State Department.

In a recent letter to fellow senators, Schumer expressed disappointment over the lack of an agreement to prevent a partial government shutdown, particularly for departments whose funding lapses soon, like Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture and Veterans Affairs.

He emphasized the need for more time to allow the House to come up with a plan and demanded Johnson confront the hardliners within his party to ensure the government continues to operate.