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  • JUST IN: The House has passed a $95 billion package providing foreign aid for UkraineIsrael and the Indo-Pacific region.
  • A fourth bill in the package addressed other House GOP priorities, including sanctions on Iran and a measure that could lead to a TikTok ban. The legislation will be combined into a single amendment as it moves on to the Senate.
  • After months of resisting putting a foreign aid bill on the House floor, GOP Speaker Mike Johnson joined with Democrats to advance the measure to Saturday’s vote.
  • The bipartisan move drew the ire of some hardline members in the Republican Party, who are supporting an effort to oust him. Johnson’s job is safe for now, as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said she won’t yet move forward with a motion to vacate.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky praises House passage of aid

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a post on X that he is “grateful” for House lawmakers for passing the measure that provides aid to Ukraine, personally thanking Speaker Mike Johnson “for the decision that keeps history on the right track.”

“Democracy and freedom will always have global significance and will never fail as long as America helps to protect it,” Zelensky said in the post. “The vital U.S. aid bill passed today by the House will keep the war from expanding, save thousands and thousands of lives, and help both of our nations to become stronger.”

“Just peace and security can only be attained through strength,” he added.

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