Headline RoundupApril 20th, 2024

House Passes Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan, and Security Measures Bills

Summary from the AllSides News Team

The House approved a long-awaited series of bills on Saturday that provide aid to Ukraine, Israel, and the Indo-Pacific, and address several Republican-backed national security priorities.

The Details: The bill was split into four measures, allowing lawmakers to vote on which aid packages they individually support and oppose. The national security measures include sanctions on Iran and forcing the Chinese company ByteDance to sell TikTok within nine months.

The Tallies: Ukrainian aid passed 311-112, with the support of 101 Republicans and 210 Democrats. Israel aid passed 366-58, with support from 193 Republicans and 173 Democrats. Indo-Pacific aid passed 385-34, with Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) voting present. The national security bill passed 360-58.

For Context: House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) has come under fire recently from a small group of Republicans led by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who is threatening to oust the speaker for not being hard enough on Democrats in negotiations. This week, a second Republican representative joined Greene’s cause, but former President Donald Trump has backed the speaker.

How The Media Covered It: Some outlets across the spectrum ran different headlines or articles altogether centered around the individual bills themselves, like Ukraine aid or TikTok.

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