House Approves $95 Billion Foreign Aid Package

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The House voted resoundingly on Saturday to approve $95 billion in foreign aid for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. Speaker Mike Johnson put his job on the line to advance the long-stalled aid package by marshaling support from mainstream Republicans and Democrats.

Details of the Aid Package

  • $60 billion allocated for Kyiv
  • $26 billion for Israel and humanitarian aid for civilians in conflict zones
  • $8 billion for the Indo-Pacific region

The legislation also includes a provision for the president to seek repayment of $10 billion in economic assistance from the Ukrainian government, with the option to forgive the loans starting in 2026. Additionally, measures are included to sell off frozen Russian assets to support the Ukrainian war effort and impose new sanctions on Iran.

During the House debate, Democrats waved small Ukrainian flags, showing their support, while some hard-right Republicans expressed opposition to the aid package.

Representative Michael McCaul, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, emphasized the importance of acting against adversaries who seek to undermine Western values and democracy, stating, “Evil is on the march. History is calling, and now is the time to act.”

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