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After assassination attempt

House Speaker urges return to civility

House Speaker Mike Johnson calls for the country “to get back to civility” following the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump.

House Speaker urges return to civility

House Speaker Johnson:

'The American people deserve to know the truth'

US House Speaker Mike Johnson promises full investigation into the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump.

'The American people deserve to know the truth'

House Speaker:

'I support Louisiana's Ten Commandments law'

House Speaker Mike Johnson says he supports Louisiana’s new law mandating the Ten Commandments to be displayed in school classrooms, says he thinks the law will survive legal challenges.

'I support Louisiana's Ten Commandments law'

House Speaker to Biden:

'Your actions against Israel are making hostage release harder'

House Speaker Mike Johnson writes letter to President Joe Biden, says his undermining of Israel is making it more difficult to bring about the release of the remaining American hostages being held by Hamas.

'Your actions against Israel are making hostage release harder'

Officially:

Netanyahu invited to address Congress

Netanyahu sent a letter signed by all four Congressional leaders inviting him to deliver an address to Congress.

Netanyahu invited to address Congress

House Speaker:

'Netanyahu will be invited to address Congress'

US House of Representatives Speaker Mike Johnson says Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer agreed to invite Netanyahu to speak before Congress.

'Netanyahu will be invited to address Congress'

House Speaker:

'We're working on date for Netanyahu to address Congress'

House Speaker Mike Johnson says he expects Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to be co-signing his letter inviting Netanyahu to speak before Congress.

'We're working on date for Netanyahu to address Congress'

House Speaker gives Schumer an ultimatum on Netanyahu

House Speaker Mike Johnson says he told Senate Majority Leader he would invite Netanyahu to address the House only if Schumer doesn't sign his invitation for Netanyahu to address Congress.

House Speaker gives Schumer an ultimatum on Netanyahu

US House Speaker:

'Biden turned back on Israel, carrying water for Hamas and Iran'

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson condemns President Biden for vowing to veto bill mandating US provide military aid to Israel approved by Congress after Biden threatens to withhold aid over Rafah operation.

'Biden turned back on Israel, carrying water for Hamas and Iran'

Republican leaders demand answers from Biden

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House of Representatives Speaker Mike Johnson criticize Biden for pausing of shipment of bombs to Israel last week.

Republican leaders demand answers from Biden

After his criticism:

Schumer poised to invite Netanyahu to address Congress

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says he is ready to sign House Speaker Mike Johnson's invitation to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to deliver an address to Congress.

Schumer poised to invite Netanyahu to address Congress

Over antisemitic protests:

House Speaker calls on Columbia U pres. to resign

US Speaker of the House Mike Johnson calls Columbia University President Minouche Shafik a 'weak, inept leader' as anti-Israel protests continue to rock campus.

House Speaker calls on Columbia U pres. to resign

Mike Johnson pushes Ukraine, Israel aid despite GOP opposition

House Speaker says bills on foreign aid will be brought for a vote soon despite some Republicans opposing the bills without border security.

Mike Johnson pushes Ukraine, Israel aid despite GOP opposition

House Speaker to promote Israel aid bill

House Speaker Mike Johnson plans to move forward with four individual bills to fund Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan. White House reiterates its objection to standalone bills.

House Speaker to promote Israel aid bill

After Iranian attack:

Biden stresses need to pass Israel aid bill in Congress

Biden speaks to top four congressional leaders, urges passage of Israel aid bill that Democrats and Republicans have clashed over.

Biden stresses need to pass Israel aid bill in Congress

House Speaker Mike Johnson:

'Biden has transformed into an anti-Israel president'

US House Speaker Mike Johnson blasts President Joe Biden: He’s more concerned with placating the antisemitism in his base than standing with Israel.

'Biden has transformed into an anti-Israel president'

House Speaker:

'Time to stop lecturing Israel on how it should defend itself'

US House Speaker Mike Johnson blasts “appalling” lack of support for Israel from some Democrats.

'Time to stop lecturing Israel on how it should defend itself'

Schumer hints:

Not opposed to Netanyahu speaking to Congress

Senate Majority Leader comments on House Speaker's intent to invite Netanyahu for a speech: I will always welcome the opportunity for the Prime Minister of Israel to speak to Congress in a bipartisan way.

Not opposed to Netanyahu speaking to Congress

Congress address?

House Speaker considering inviting Netanyahu

House Speaker Mike Johnson says he is considering inviting Netanyahu to address Congress: It's very important for us to show solidarity and support for Israel right now.

House Speaker considering inviting Netanyahu

'Shameful decision'

Blinken under fire for reversing 'settlement' policy

Figures from the Republican Party blast Secretary of State who reversed predecessor Mike Pompeo's policy on Israel's presence in Judea and Samaria.

Blinken under fire for reversing 'settlement' policy

Senate passes $95 billion Israel, Ukraine aid bill

Bill likely dead due to opposition from Republicans the House of Representatives as parties continue to clash over aid to Israel and Ukraine and the southern border.

Senate passes $95 billion Israel, Ukraine aid bill

House Speaker:

'Jewish people deserve to live in their homeland'

House of Representatives Speaker Mike Johnson hosts Knesset Speaker Amir Ohana. Also in attendance: Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Michael Herzog, and family members of hostages being held captive by Hamas.

'Jewish people deserve to live in their homeland'

House Speaker:

'House will vote on Israel aid bill next week'

House Speaker Mike Johnson announces standalone $17.6 billion Israel aid bill. White House: A ploy which does nothing.

'House will vote on Israel aid bill next week'

US Speaker of the House:

'Fire federal workers who join anti-Israel walkout'

Speaker Mike Johnson reacts to report group of gov. employees plan to stage walkout tomorrow to protest US support for Israel, says they betray the trust of taxpayers.

'Fire federal workers who join anti-Israel walkout'

Nikki Haley, House Speaker condemn NYT for running Hamas Op Ed

Republican presidential candidate and House Speaker Mike Johnson call out newspaper for publishing Op Ed by Hamas official.

Nikki Haley, House Speaker condemn NYT for running Hamas Op Ed

Bipartisan show of support:

House marks one month since Hamas attack on Israel

House Speaker Mike Johnson and Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries host bipartisan candlelight vigil for Israeli victims and hostages.

House marks one month since Hamas attack on Israel

House approves $14.3 billion in aid to Israel

House Speaker Mike Johnson before the vote: There was a ceasefire – before the October 7 attack. We must pass aid to Israel now.

House approves $14.3 billion in aid to Israel

By a majority of 412 to 10:

US House of Representatives approves pro-Israel resolution

The resolution was the first one passed by the House after the election of Mike Johnson as its next Speaker.

US House of Representatives approves pro-Israel resolution

Mike Johnson elected House Speaker, pledges to support Israel

Louisiana Rep. elected as House Speaker after 3 weeks of paralysis in Congress, says 1st act will be to pass resolution supporting Israel.

Mike Johnson elected House Speaker, pledges to support Israel