US House Passes $95 Billion Ukraine, Israel Aid Package, Sends to Senate

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The U.S. House of Representatives on Saturday with broad bipartisan support passed a $95 billion legislative package providing security assistance to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan.

The legislation now proceeds to the Democratic-held Senate, which passed a similar measure more than two months ago. The Senate is expected to pass the measure next week, sending it to Biden to sign into law.

The bills provide $60.84 billion to address the conflict in Ukraine, including $23 billion to replenish U.S. weapons, stocks and facilities; $26 billion for Israel, and $8.12 billion for the Indo-Pacific, including Taiwan.

The four-bill package also includes a measure that would give TikTok's Chinese owner, ByteDance, a year to sell the video sharing app or face a ban.

Recent months have seen progressive Democrats express anger with Israel's government and its conduct of the war in Gaza. Saturday's vote, in which the Israel aid was passed 366-58, had 37 Democrats and 21 Republicans in opposition.

On the Republican side, Reps. Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Lauren Boebert (Colo.), Tim Burchett (Tenn.), Andrew Clyde (Ga.), Eli Crane (Ariz.), Warren Davidson (Ohio), Scott DesJarlais (Tenn.), Matt Gaetz (Fla.), Bob Good (Va.), Paul Gosar (Ariz.), Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.), Andy Harris (Md.), Thomas Massie (Ky.), Troy Nehls (Texas), Cory Mills (Fla.), Ralph Norman (S.C.), Scott Perry (Pa.), Matt Rosendale (Mont.), Chip Roy (Texas), Tom Tiffany (Wisc.), and Ryan Zinke (Mont.) voted against aid to Israel.

Biden, who had urged Congress since last year to approve the additional aid to Ukraine, said in a statement: "It comes at a moment of grave urgency, with Israel facing unprecedented attacks from Iran and Ukraine under continued bombardment from Russia."

The vote on passage of the Ukraine funding was 311-112. 112 Republicans opposed the legislation, with only 101 in support.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed his thanks, saying U.S. lawmakers moved to keep "history on the right track."

"The vital U.S. aid bill passed today by the House will keep the war from expanding, save thousands and thousands of lives, and help both of our nations to become stronger," Zelensky said on X.

It was unclear how quickly the new military funding for Ukraine will be depleted, likely causing calls for further action by Congress.