Speaker Johnson releases details of foreign aid plan

by Renata

House Speaker Mike Johnson has released three foreign aid spending bills concerning Ukraine, Israel and the Indo-Pacific.

House Republicans didn’t want to approve the $95 billion omnibus bill the Senate passed back in February. Instead, Johnson argued for separate spending bills. The current proposal is as follows: Ukraine is set to receive $60.84 billion, Israel is set to receive $26.38 billion and the Indo-Pacific is set to receive $8.12 billion.

Johnson said the foreign aid bills will be brought to the floor under a structured rule that will allow for an amendment process and will also include a fourth bill that will address threats from Russia, China, and Iran. The House plans to vote on them on Saturday.