House vote for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan aid

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The US Capitol is seen in Washington, DC, on Tuesday. Julia Nikhinson/AFP/Getty Images

The House is set to vote on a foreign aid package Saturday after the chamber voted Friday to bring the measures to the floor for a vote.

More Democrats than Republicans voted in favor of advancing the package — a blow to House Speaker Mike Johnson, who faces intraparty efforts to oust him over the measure, which provides aid to Ukraine, Israel and the Indo-Pacific Region.

The House package is similar to a bill passed by the Senate in February, except House Republicans added a fourth bill that includes other GOP priorities, including sanctions on Iran and a measure that could lead to a TikTok ban.

Following passage in the Senate, Johnson said he would not bring the measure to the floor. While President Joe Biden for months has been urging Congress to work together to pass the measure, particularly stressing how critical aid is to Ukraine, Trump signaled opposition before the Senate vote, saying the US should stop providing foreign aid unless it is structured as a loan.

Since then, Johnson’s position has changed in light of “precipitating events around the globe,” the speaker said Monday. Last weekend, Iran attacked Israel, escalating regional tensions over the war in Gaza.

CNN’s Melanie Zanona, Manu Raju, Annie Grayer, Haley Talbot and Clare Foran contributed to this post.


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