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House Speaker Johnson pushes foreign aid spending bills allocating a combined $87 BILLION on Ukraine and Israel
By Arsenio Toledo // Apr 21, 2024

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) has unveiled four new foreign aid bills that will include over $26 billion for Israel and nearly $61 billion for Ukraine.

Johnson's long-awaited foreign aid package totals $95.3 billion in spending. It provides military aid to Ukraine and Israel, as well as funding to allow the United States Armed Forces to replenish its depleted weapons stockpiles and provide humanitarian assistance to civilians in Gaza. (Related: House Speaker Johnson to introduce 4 separate bills for foreign aid, sending nearly $90 billion to Ukraine and Israel.)

Johnson has given members of the House of Representatives until midday on Saturday, April 27, to review the bill and offer amendments before he schedules a vote on its final passage.

President Joe Biden has signaled his support for Johnson's version of the foreign aid bill – which matches the Senate version of the bill in spending but has several amendments designed to win over hardliners within the Republican Party.

"I will sign this into law immediately to send a message to the world: We stand with our friends, and we won't let Iran or Russia succeed," said Biden in a statement.

Back in February, the Senate passed a similar foreign assistance package with 70 percent bipartisan support. Johnson declined to move ahead until this week when hardliners in his party raised objections to the spending. These conservatives are threatening to oust him as speaker if he pushes this bill forward.

Aid to Ukraine, Israel, makes up the bulk of foreign aid package

The aid to support Ukraine totals $60.84 billion. More than a third of this – $23.2 billion – would be used to replenish U.S. weapons, stocks and facilities.

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Around $13.8 billion of the funding will be used to allow Ukraine to purchase weapons from the United States.

The main difference in the House version of the foreign aid bill is the provision of more than $9 billion in economic assistance to Ukraine in the form of loans that must be paid back. The Senate bill included no such provision seeking repayment.

The president would be authorized to set the terms of the loan and be given the power to forgive it. Congress could override the loan forgiveness but only if it can generate enough votes to override the president's veto.

The aid to support Israel totals $26.38 billion, including $9.1 billion designated for humanitarian assistance for Palestinians in Gaza. Around $2.4 billion will fund current U.S. military operations in the Middle East supporting Israel.

The remaining $15 billion will go toward Israel's military, including more than $5 billion to replenish Israel's air defense systems, which were nearly put to the limit following Iran's recent drone and missile barrage.

An additional $8.12 billion in a third foreign aid spending bill is meant to support efforts in the Indo-Pacific to counter China. Around a quarter of the funds will be used to replenish weapons systems and ammunition the Department of Defense has provided to Taiwan.

The bill also allows the Pentagon to quickly provide Taiwan with more offensive weapons and provides billions for purchasing advanced U.S. weapons technology. This comes as Taipei and Washington continue to develop closer ties to deter a possible Chinese invasion.

Watch this April 18 episode of the "War Room" on InfoWars as host Owen Shroyer discusses Johnson's proposal to send nearly $100 billion in taxpayer dollars overseas in the form of foreign aid.

This video is from the Ron Gibson Channel on Brighteon.com.

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Defense Secretary Austin: Ukraine's survival in DANGER unless the West provides more MILITARY AID.

U.S. expedites delivery of $300M in military aid to Ukraine.

Kyiv is running out of ammunition as Western aid packages hit roadblocks.

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