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April 19, 2024

Democrats Save Mike Johnson's Ukraine Spending Package

Yayyyy, bipartisanship!

With the support of Democrats, the House Rules Committee has advanced Speaker Mike Johnson's package of foreign aid bills for Ukraine and Israel. The legislation, which overcame significant opposition from congressional Republicans, will now be voted on by the full House over the weekend.

Key Details:

The House Rules Committee voted 9-3 to advance the package, with Democratic support being a rare occurrence for Republican bills.

Republican Reps. Chip Roy, Thomas Massie, and Ralph Norman voted against the rule, expressing frustration that aid to Ukraine was not paired with conservative border security provisions.

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The package of bills providing aid to Israel, Ukraine, and other allies was advanced after Democrats took the unusual step of supporting a procedural vote for Republican bills. This move was met with opposition from Republican Reps. Chip Roy, Thomas Massie, and Ralph Norman, who voted against the rule due to their dissatisfaction that aid to Ukraine was not paired with conservative border security provisions.

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House Speaker Mike Johnson had previously pushed to pair aid to Ukraine with border security provisions. However, his efforts were met with resistance, leading to several rules failing on the floor, largely due to objections from the right flank of the party. Despite calls from several members of the Republican conference to raise the threshold to bring a motion to oust the speaker, Johnson announced that the House "will continue to govern under the existing rules."

Greg Price @greg_price11

BREAKING: The House just voted overwhelmingly to advance the foreign aid bill for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan, and Gaza.

The vote was 316-94 with 165 Democrats and 151 Republicans voting yes.

Up next, there's going to be separate vote on foreign aid to each nation which will then be fused together in one package that will be sent to a senate in a procedural move known as MIRV.

No border security, no amendments, just Republican leadership working with Democrats to fund wars across the globe.


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