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Saturday 20 April 2024


Live updates: House approves Ukraine, Israel aid bills

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 28. (Craig Hudson for The Washington Post)
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April 20, 2024 at 2:08 p.m. EDT
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The House approved a $95 billion package of foreign aid bills that would provide funding for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, among other priorities. The bills moved forward despite a far-right threat to oust House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) if he advanced Ukraine aid.

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A rare coalition of Democrats and Republicans, led by Johnson, voted overwhelmingly Friday to pass a procedural measure, known as a rule, to advance the four-part legislation.
The House voted separately Saturday on the four bills. The House considered a fifth bill of GOP priorities to secure the border, but it failed because it required a two-thirds vote, unlike the other bills, which need a simple majority.
Next, the foreign aid package will go to the Senate for consideration before it can be sent to President Biden to be signed into law. Biden has endorsed the package.
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