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House passes bills sending foreign aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, package headed to Senate

The legislation going to go to the Senate to be voted on

Published: April 20, 2024 12:34pm

Updated: April 20, 2024 2:28pm

The House voted on Saturday to pass three foreign aid bills that will provide funding to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, sending the full $95 billion foreign aid package to the Senate to vote on. 

The House voted 385-34 to give $8.1 billion in aid for Taiwan and the Indo-Pacific region, with Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., voting present. More Democrats supported the measure than Republicans.

The Ukraine Security Supplemental Appropriations Act was passed 311-112 with one member voting present. The bill contains $61 billion for Ukraine and other regional partners.

Democrats cheered after it was passed, according to CNN.

The House passed the Israel Security Supplemental with a vote of 366-58, which contains $26.4 billion to aid Israel.

Some of House Speaker Mike Johnson's GOP colleagues have threatened to oust him as speaker if he moved forward with Ukraine aid. 

Congressman Thomas Massie, R-Ky., prior to the vote accused Johnson of "colluding" with Democrats and prioritizing foreign aid over the U.S. southern border. 

“To send $100 billion overseas without reinforcing our own borders shows that we put America last,” Massie told reporters, according to The Washington Post. 

Both Massie and Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., have cosponsored Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's motion to vacate the Speaker, while Democrats including Tom Suozzi of New York and Jared Moskowitz of Florida have pledged to save Johnson if that attempt to oust him arrives, according to the New York Post

Congressman Andrew Clyde, R-Ga., on Thursday called the foreign aid package that funds the Ukraine war "America Last."


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