Senate Passes Foreign Aid Bill But It Faces Strong Opposition In The House (IB Times)

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    Senate Passes Foreign Aid Bill But It Faces Strong Opposition In The House – By Terry Massey (IB Times) / Feb 13, 2024

    The U.S. Senate voted 70-29 to pass a controversial foreign aid bill early Tuesday morning that could be “dead on arrival” in the House of Representatives, according to House Speaker Mike Johnson.

    The $95.3 billion bill, which provides $60 billion for military assistance to Ukraine, $14.1 billion in support for Israel, $9.2 billion in humanitarian aid for the Gaza strip, and $4.8 billion for Taiwan, surprisingly received the votes of 22 Republicans.

    That support comes despite warnings from former President Donald Trump, who has been pressuring Republicans not to back the bill, and Johnson, who threatens to kill the bill in the House and push for a stand-alone funding bill that would help only Israel. But the Senate ignored the warnings and passed the bill after an all-night session.

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