Senate eyes finish line for House-passed foreign aid package

Senators return to Washington on Tuesday for two procedural votes on the House-passed foreign aid package for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan.

The big question today: How long final passage is delayed. Senators are already back in town on what was slated for a recess week. Each senator gets just up to one hour to speak after those procedural votes occur.

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is staunchly opposed to the Israel military aid piece of the puzzle, is among those interested in amendment votes. “The Senate should have a chance to debate and vote on the key components of such a massive package,” he said in a statement Monday evening.

One more thing to flag: The House is back for a pro forma session at 10:30 a.m., with its ranks officially down to 430. Former Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) resigned following the foreign aid votes over the weekend.