BREAKING: Senate passes $95 billion Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan bill—Johnson plans to block in House


Early Tuesday morning, the Senate passed the $95 billion foreign aid package to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan with a 70-29 vote count. 22 Republicans voted to pass the package. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) has indicated that he will block the package. 

The bill passes and moves onto the House after an all-nighter slog of conservative Republican senators filibustering the measure. Some of the senators who attempted stop the bill included Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT), J.D. Vance (R-OH), and Rand Paul (R-KY).

At around 4 a.m., J.D. Vance was filibustering the measure, when he stated, “It is shameful to conduct foreign policy through blank check writing to never ending war.” He and other senators focused on the lack of oversight to the funding to Ukraine in an X space Monday evening with Elon Musk, David Sacks, and Vivek Ramaswamy. 

In the evening, before the bill passed the Senate, House Speaker Johnson posted a statement to X indicating that he would block the package in the House. 

“The mandate of national security supplemental legislation was to secure America’s own border before sending additional foreign aid around the world. It is what the American people demand and deserve. Now, in the absence of having received any single border policy change from the Senate, the House will have to continue to work its own will on these important matters. America deserves better than the Senate’s status quo,” he wrote. 

The 22 Republican senate members who voted to approve the package included Sens. Boozman (R-AR), Capito (R-WV), Cornyn (R-TX), Cramer (R-ND), Crapo (R-ID), Ernst (R-IA), Grassley (R-IA), Hoeven (R-ND), Kennedy (R-LA), McConnell (R-KY), Moran (R-KS), Murkowski (R-AK), Risch (R-ID), Romney (R-UT), Rounds (R-SD), Sullivan (R-AK), Tillis (R-NC), Thune (R-SD), Wicker (R-MS), and Young (R-IN). 

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Las Vegas News Magazine

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