Senate recess postponed to hammer out Israel, Ukraine deal

by ian

The Senate is postponing the start of its Christmas break and will reconvene on Monday to hammer out a deal for aid to Israel and Ukraine. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) made the announcement yesterday.

The move comes as Republicans remain resolute in their demands for stronger security at the southern border in exchange for yes votes on foreign aid. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says the GOP will not budge on its demands.

But even with extra time, the question remains: will they be able to come to a deal?

Many Republicans are skeptical as lawmakers have yet to draft the bill.

There’s also the issue of the House, which left for its break yesterday. So even if the Senate passes something it still would take until January to be taken up in the House unless Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (R-La.) calls the chamber back for a vote.