Biden to Press House, Senate Leaders on Ukraine, Government Funding as Shutdown Deadline Looms

President Joe Biden has plans to convene a meeting with four congressional leaders at the White House on Tuesday to press for their support in passing a contentious emergency aid package for Ukraine and Israel, and avoid a looming government shutdown next month.

According to The White House, President Biden will meet with the Congressional leaders on Tuesday and “discuss the urgency of passing the bipartisan national security supplemental and keeping the government open.”

The four leaders are House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.).

A bill, known as a continuing resolution (CR), was passed back in January, funding some government departments at current levels to March 1, and others until March 8, including the Pentagon, Department of Homeland Security, and the State Department.

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