House floor debates: State of the foreign aid bills

House leaders are taking another step toward signing off on billions in new foreign aid Saturday, with the chamber prepped to pass a group of bills weeks after House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) blocked a similar package backed by the Senate and President Joe Biden.

Floor debate opened Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m., with large numbers of both Republican and Democrat lawmakers supporting the package. The bills easily passed the chamber Friday night in a rules vote 316-94. Johnson opted to split the package into four separate bills that focus individually on military aid for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, as well as humanitarian aid for Gaza. Language that could potentially ban TikTok from U.S. markets within a year was also included, in an effort to appease members of both parties.

Next moves in the House

House Democrats plan to
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