President Biden is making a direct appeal for Congress to act on the Emergency National Security Supplemental Appropriations Act during a midday appearance at the White House.
The Senate-approved legislation, unveiled Sunday, would allow for funding both for border security and several international aid measures, including assistance to Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan.
House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) has expressed disapproval for the bill, a view shared by other prominent GOP House members. Some Senate Republicans, in turn, have shown frustration at the refusal of their conservatives colleagues to accept a compromise.
As the crisis on migration policy remains highly visible at the border and across the U.S., Biden is under pressure from state and local leaders of both parties to find a way forward.
He is expected to speak at 11:45 a.m. EST.
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Author: The Hill Staff