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President Joe Biden has invited congressional leaders to the White House for a meeting Wednesday to discuss ongoing negotiations over a national security spending bill to aid Ukraine and other priorities, according to three people familiar with the request.

Senate negotiators have spent months discussing a potential bipartisan agreement to add new border and immigration policy restrictions to Biden’s supplemental request for $100 billion for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan and border security. Those negotiations have yet to produce a deal.

Among those expected to attend are Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker Mike Johnson and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries.

Key committee leaders, including those heading the Appropriations committees, are also expected to attend, according to two people.

Punchbowl News was first to report the invitation.

Nicholas Wu, Caitlin Emma and Eugene Daniels contributed to this report.