Apr 17, 2024 - Politics & Policy

Read: House GOP releases long-awaited foreign aid bills

House Speaker Mike Johnson, wearing  a blue suit and glasses, walking towards stairs in the Capitol.

House Speaker Mike Johnson. Photo: Graeme Sloan/Bloomberg via Getty Images.

House Republicans on Wednesday released the text of their Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan aid bills after months of delay.

Why it matters: The spending levels are roughly in line with the $95 billion foreign aid bill the Senate passed in a broad bipartisan vote in February.

By the numbers: The three bills including roughly $26 billion for Israel, $61 billion for Ukraine and $8.12 billion for Taiwan and the Indo-Pacific.

  • The Ukraine aid bill includes a number of caveats designed to placate GOP hardliners, including oversight measures to ensure the funds are spent correctly and a requirement that Ukraine enter into a loan agreement to repay economic assistance funds.
  • The Israel portion contains roughly $9.5 billion in humanitarian aid to Ukraine and Gaza, as well as funding for global refugee and disaster assistance programs.

Catch up quick: House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) warned Johnson that he could not rely on Democratic votes unless he included all $9.5 billion in humanitarian aid from the Senate bill.

Read the bills in full below.




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