May 22, 2024
Congress must act to address the foreign policy nightmare due to global tensions flaring up as Iran attacked Israel over the weekend.

FOX is told to expect a “robust foreign policy week” after this weekend’s events between Iran and Israel. 

The House is ditching its original plan for “appliance week” and putting 17 bills on the floor “to hammer” Iran or show support for Israel.

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Eleven bills will be on the suspension calendar, meaning they require a 2/3 vote to pass. One of those bills would ratchet up sanctions on Iran

Six bills would head to the Rules Committee. Included in that batch is a bill to condemn Iran for the attack

House Speaker Mike Johnson

House Speaker Mike Johnson (Getty Images/File)

What about aid for Israel?

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“That’s still being negotiated between the speaker and the White House,” said a senior House Republican source. 

FOX is told it’s still possible aid to Israel is tied to assistance to Ukraine. 

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Finally, FOX is told that the plan is to send the impeachment articles for Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Tuesday. But FOX is told that could change based on events in Israel.