Senate's $95 billion foreign aid bill heads for House Republican buzz saw

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Senate Democrats are celebrating a hard-fought win connected Tuesday aft passing a $95 cardinal assistance package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan that President Biden had requested for months, but House GOP leaders are signaling that nan triumph could beryllium short-lived.

"Right now, nan Senate is nan birthplace of mediocre policy. The deficiency of superior separator information measures successful this overseas assistance package shows really disconnected this measure is from reality," Republican Policy Committee Chairman Gary Palmer, R-Ala., nan No. 5 House Republican, told Fox News Digital. 

"The Senate has ignored nan House of Representatives and nan will of nan American group this full Congress. The American people… want nan confederate separator secure."

Majority Whip Tom Emmer, R-Minn., meanwhile, warned that nan House would not simply "rubber stamp" immoderate Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., presented and said immoderate assistance package "must unafraid our ain borders" arsenic well.

"Americans elected our mostly pinch a instruction to get Biden’s separator situation nether control, and we will not wantonness that directive to rubber stamp a overseas assistance package that nan Schumer Senate rammed done overnight," Emmer told Fox News Digital.

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Twenty-two Senate Republicans joined each but 3 leftist lawmakers to walk nan supplemental assistance measure aft debating it done nan night. But moreover earlier it passed early connected Tuesday morning, Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., signaled it whitethorn not moreover get a ballot successful his chamber.

"The instruction of nationalist information supplemental authorities was to unafraid America’s ain separator earlier sending further overseas assistance astir nan world. It is what nan American group request and deserve," Johnson said successful a Monday nighttime statement. "Now, successful nan absence of having received immoderate azygous separator argumentation alteration from nan Senate, nan House will person to proceed to activity its ain will connected these important matters."

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A root adjacent to Johnson confirmed to Fox News Digital nan speaker does not intend to put nan package up for a ballot successful nan House, astatine slightest "not successful its existent form."

Meanwhile, nan GOP senators starring guidance to nan measure already began re-calibrating their attraction connected pressuring nan House not to enactment moreover earlier it passed nan Senate.

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said connected X Spaces connected Monday evening pinch X proprietor Elon Musk, erstwhile 2024 statesmanlike campaigner Vivek Ramaswamy, and chap supplemental assistance professional Sen. JD Vance, R-Ohio, wherever Johnson conceded nan package was apt to pass.

"We tin get to nan House, get them to extremity this," he added.

Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, responded to Johnson’s connection connected nan measure pinch his ain little reaction, "This is good. We gotta clasp nan line."

The Senate measure came together quickly aft an earlier version, a $118 cardinal assistance package that besides included separator and migration reforms, fell isolated contempt months of delicate bipartisan negotiations. 

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Republicans successful nan House and Senate had closed ranks and demanded nan Biden management do thing astir nan separator situation earlier they could support assistance to Ukraine, which has go an progressively polarizing rumor wrong nan GOP.

But cardinal Republican leaders lambasted nan deal soon aft it came out, claiming it did not spell acold capable to extremity nan travel of migrants astatine nan U.S.-Mexico border. Johnson led House Republicans successful insisting that only an executive bid by President Biden could hole nan crisis.

Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., nan apical Democrat connected nan House Intelligence Committee, urged Johnson to fto nan House ballot connected nan Senate’s measure successful his ain connection Tuesday. He besides accused Republicans of kowtowing to erstwhile President Donald Trump, who had publically urged them to reason nan Senate’s bipartisan deal.

"The House whitethorn ne'er see this captious measure because Speaker Johnson and different Republicans, galore of whom declare to support our allies, unrecorded successful fearfulness of Donald Trump and his MAGA acolytes, a group that openly celebrates Putin and roots for Russia," Himes said.

"Speaker Johnson, I was pinch you successful nan White House, 1 time aft taking nan gavel, erstwhile you said we would walk an assistance package for our allies. If your words mean anything, fto nan House vote."