Netanyahu to make rounds on Capitol Hill

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin NetanyahuBenjamin (Bibi) NetanyahuMORE will bring Congress together on Monday.

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidThe Hill's Morning Report - Sanders on the rise as Nevada debate looms Bottom line Harry Reid: 'People should not be counting Joe Biden out of the race yet' MORE (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellErnst endorses bipartisan Grassley-Wyden bill to lower drug prices Senate braces for fight over impeachment whistleblower testimony Trump declares war on hardworking Americans with new budget request MORE (R-Ky.) will jointly host him at 3:45 p.m., according to Reid's office. House Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerCoronavirus poses risks for Trump in 2020 Lobbying world Pelosi-Trump relationship takes turn for the terrible MORE (R-Ohio) and Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - Sanders on the rise as Nevada debate looms Lawmakers push back at Trump's Pentagon funding grab for wall Malaysia says it will choose 5G partners based on own standards, not US recommendations MORE (D-Calif.) will host a rare joint press appearance with him an hour later, offering brief remarks before heading into a closed-door meeting along with other members of Congress.

Netanyahu will be in Washington for the annual policy conference of America's main pro-Israel lobby, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). He is also scheduled to meet President Obama at the White House to discuss nuclear talks with Iran, peace negotiations with the Palestinians and other issues.

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The visit comes as Reid and McConnell are battling over whether to bring up Iran sanctions legislation that the White House has said could derail talks with Iran. Netanyahu has denounced an interim deal with Iran but has largely remained out of the current fray on Capitol Hill.

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