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Joe Biden speaks with Mike Johnson and Mitch McConnell to push for border bill

President Biden on Monday spoke to House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-Louisiana) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as the White House pushes for a Senate vote on the bipartisan border security bill. I had a meeting with

The White House said in a statement that Mr. will be safer.”

Mr. Biden met with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (New York) and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (New York) last week.

Schumer announced Sunday that the Senate will take up the bipartisan border agreement as a standalone measure this week.

Opposition on both sides will almost certainly kill the vote, but Democratic leaders could flip a switch on their message to Republicans as the noise on the campaign trail crosses the border.

The bill was negotiated by Sen. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma), Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut), and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (Independent, Arizona). President Biden has previously supported the bill, calling it a strong compromise in which neither side gets everything it wants.

A majority of Republicans in the conference earlier this year voted against moving forward with the bill, after former President Trump urged Republican lawmakers to oppose it, suggesting it would be a political victory for Biden. did.

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