House passes $95 billion in foreign aid for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan

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After months of Republican infighting over foreign aid, the House on Saturday passed a series of spending bills for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan.

Together they amount to $95 billion in foreign aid – $60 billion for Ukraine, roughly $17 billion for Israel, and $8 billion for Taiwan. There’s also an additional $9 billion for humanitarian aid in Gaza. Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) says the package comes as America’s enemies are on the move.

Each bill was voted on separately. Funding for Taiwan passed 385-34 and aid to Israel passed 366-58. The bill for Ukraine was the most controversial, passing 311-112, with every opposition vote coming from Republicans.

Republicans who voted against the bills were upset that there were no provisions for the border crisis. President Joe Biden praised the House for advancing America’s national security interests and sending “a clear message about the power of American leadership on the world stage.”