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    Glenn Ivey says House foreign aid passage was ‘good day’ for Johnson amid ouster threat

    By Miranda Nazzaro,


    Rep. Glenn Ivey (D-Md.) on Sunday suggested the House’s bipartisan passage of a massive foreign aid bill this week could fare well for Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.), who is facing an ouster threat from at least three members of his GOP conference.

    When asked on NewsNation’s “The Hill Sunday with Chris Stirewalt” if he and other Democrats would help save Johnson from a motion to vacate, Ivey kept his cards close to his chest while nodding to the progress made on Saturday.

    “Well, I think we’ll have to see,” he answered. “But I thought that … Saturday was a good day. Especially with respect to Speaker Johnson working with Democratic leader [Rep.] Hakeem Jeffries [D-N.Y.]. The week before that, you had [the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act], which was another bipartisan piece of legislation that was extremely important to get done.”

    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) introduced a motion to vacate Johnson’s Speakership last month over his handling of Ukraine aid and government spending. Tensions heated up last week after Reps. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) and Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) said they would back the motion.

    The threat of the ouster remains unclear as Greene has yet to force it to the floor for a vote or laid out what might prompt her to do so.

    The House on Saturday passed a foreign aid package that includes about $61 billion for Ukraine, $26 billion for Israel, $8 billion for allies in the Indo-Pacific and a package of other national security measures, including a possible ban on the TikTok app.

    “So, we may have hit a point where we’re able to get things done if we work together on a bipartisan basis going forward,” Ivey continued. “And almost everything … important that’s gotten done in this Congress, whether it’s keeping the government open or paying up the United States debts … it’s all been done on a bipartisan basis. Democrats are willing to work with him, and I think he showed that he worked with us, so that could be good.”

    The foreign aid bill will now head to the Senate, which is expected to vote on it later this week.

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