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Democrats Brag About Passing Johnson’s Foreign Aid Rule

Posted on AllSides April 19th, 2024
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House Democrats bragged on Friday after helping pass Speaker Mike Johnson’s (R-LA) rule, opposed by hardline conservatives, that unlocks votes on foreign aid bills.

The majority of those who voted for Johnson’s rule, which allows votes on $60.84 billion in Ukraine aid, $26.38 billion in Israel, and $8.12 billion in Indo-Pacific aid, were Democrats, with 165 voting in favor of it, along with 151 Republicans.

As Republicans had just a one-seat majority, Johnson needed substantial Democrat help to get the rule passed, with 55 of his members voting against it,...

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