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House of Representatives approves military aid to Ukraine and Israel

House of Representatives approves military aid to Ukraine and Israel


The US House of Representatives on Saturday approved with broad bipartisan support $95 billion in military aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, amid opposition from hard-line Republicans.

The legislation now moves to the Democratic-majority Senate, which passed a similar bill more than two months ago.

US leaders from Democratic President Joe Biden to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have long urged Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson to put it to a vote.

Democrats and Republicans combined votes to support the bill, after a months-long battle over the portion of additional military aid to Ukraine as it continues efforts to repel Russian aggression.

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the $61 billion aid package for Ukraine in a strong show of American support.

Even the $26 billion in aid that helps Israel and provides humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza was easily approved.

Part of the national security package, as well as another on aid to US allies in the Indo-Pacific, were quickly passed.

The legislation now goes to the Senate, where its passage in the coming days is almost certain.

President Joe Biden called on the Senate to vote quickly and send it to the White House so he can sign it into law.

"The eyes of the world are on us and history will judge what we are doing today," said the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives, Republican Michael McCaul./ VOA

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