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The United States approves $95 billion in aid for Ukraine and Israel

The United States approves $95 billion in aid for Ukraine and Israel

The House of Representatives quickly approved $95 billion in foreign aid to Ukraine, Israel and other US allies during an unusual Saturday session. Democrats and Republicans came together after a grueling months-long dispute over renewed American support to repel the russian invasion.

With overwhelming support, the House of Representatives approved Ukraine’s portion of a $61 billion aid package in minutes, in a strong show of American support as lawmakers rush to deliver a new round of aid. United States to war-ravaged ally. Some lawmakers applauded, waving blue and yellow flags of Ukraine.

Aid to Israel and other allies also won approval by wide margins, as did a proposal to clamp down on the popular platform TikTok, signs of how unique coalitions formed to push separate bills. The entire package will go to Senate, where its approval in the coming days is almost assured. President Joe Biden has promised to sign it immediately.

We have done our job here, and I believe history will judge well”said the president of the Senate, Republican Mike Johnson, who is risking his own position to get the package approved.

BidenIn a statement, he thanked Johnson, Democratic leader Hakeem Jeffries and the bipartisan coalition of lawmakers.who voted to prioritize our national security”.

I urge the Senate to quickly get this package to my desk so I can sign it into law and we can quickly send weapons and equipment to Ukraine to meet your urgent needs on the battlefield“said the president.

The president of UkraineVolodymyr Zelenskyy, showed himself “grateful” with both parties in the House of Representatives and “personally to House Speaker Mike Johnson for the decision that keeps history on track”he said in X.

Thank you, USA!”, he wrote on X, formerly Twitter.

The weekend scene was a surprising show of congressional mobilization after months of dysfunction and gridlock fueled by Republicans, who maintain the majority but are deeply divided over foreign aid, particularly for Ukraine in his fight against the Russian invasion. Johnson had Democratic support to guarantee the approval of the military and humanitarian package.

The morning began with somber, serious debate and rare resolve as Republican and Democratic leaders came together to urge swift passage, saying it would ensure the United States stood by its allies and remained a leader on the world stage. . The visitor galleries of the House of Representatives They were packed with curious people.

The eyes of the world are on us, and history will judge what we do here and now“said Texas Republican Congressman Michael McCaul, chairman of the US Foreign Affairs Committee. House of Representatives.

Source: Gestion

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