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House votes on aid for Ukraine and Israel, as TikTok ban becomes part of legislative package

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The House voted on Saturday to authorize new U.S. aid to Israel and Ukraine, along with a potential TikTok ban, following a rare bipartisan coalition that moved the measures forward. The session saw the approval of a $95 billion aid package championed by President Joe Biden, adjusted from the Senate’s earlier version. The aid for Ukraine, part of the package, came despite opposition from a faction within the Republican party.


Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., despite threats from conservative members of his party, supported the aid, emphasizing U.S. national security interests and the need to support Ukraine against Russian aggression. Former President Donald Trump issued a statement that did not take a definitive stance on the Ukraine aid.

In addition to the foreign aid, the legislation includes a measure that could force TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, to sell the app or face a U.S. ban. The bills, now expected to move to the Senate, align with Senate leaders’ advocacy for prompt action on the aid package, with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer urging swift approval to support global allies and manage geopolitical threats.



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