• House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) intends to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to deliver an address to a joint session of Congress. Johnson expects Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to co-sign the invitation letter. [cbsnews.com, news.yahoo.com, washingtonexaminer.com]
  • Johnson has been pressing Schumer to sign the letter, and Schumer has agreed to do so after votes on Wednesday, though the exact timing of his signature is unclear. Their staffs are communicating on the matter. [independent.co.uk, news.yahoo.com, washingtonexaminer.com]
  • Johnson plans to send the invitation letter to Netanyahu this week, confirming that Schumer will sign it, despite the two not having spoken directly. [cbsnews.com, independent.co.uk, washingtonexaminer.com]
  • If Schumer declines to sign the letter, Johnson is prepared to invite Netanyahu to address only the House of Representatives. [newsmax.com, yahoo.com]
  • The Biden administration was not informed about the potential visit, and some Democrats, like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have criticized the idea of Netanyahu delivering a joint address. [news.yahoo.com, washingtonexaminer.com]
  • If the invitation is accepted, Netanyahu could become the first foreign leader to address Congress four times, tying Winston Churchill’s record. His last address was in March 2015. [newsmax.com, yahoo.com]