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JUST IN: House Approves $61 Billion Ukraine Aid Package

The $61 billion aid bill for Ukraine has been passed by the House of Representatives.

The $61 billion aid package for Ukraine was approved by the United States House of Representatives in its ongoing conflict with Russia on Saturday.

The proposal was approved with a vote of 311 in favor and 112 against.

Every Democrat supported the proposal. Additionally, 101 Republicans joined the Democrats in voting for the bill, which has caused controversy within the Republican party and is a factor in the efforts to remove Republican Speaker of the House Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Thomas Massie. cite in their latest effort to oust Republican Speaker of the House Rep. and Marjorie Taylor Greene Thomas Massie cite in their latest effort to oust Republican Speaker of the House Rep. Mike Johnson.

Following the approval of the spending bill, some members cheered and waved small Ukrainian flags on the House floor. However, they were reminded about “House decorum” and advised to stop.

The House also approved aid to Israel and Taiwan, bringing the total aid bills to $95 billion.

Shortly after the approval, the White House released the following statement:

Today, members of both parties in the House voted to advance our national security interests and send a clear message about the power of American leadership on the world stage. At this critical inflection point, they came together to answer history’s call, passing urgently-needed national security legislation that I have fought for months to secure.

This package will deliver critical support to Israel and Ukraine; provide desperately needed humanitarian aid to Gaza, Sudan, Haiti, and other locations impacted by conflicts and natural disasters around the world; and bolster security and stability in the Indo-Pacific. It comes at a moment of grave urgency, with Israel facing unprecedented attacks from Iran, and Ukraine under continued bombardment from Russia. I want to thank Speaker Johnson, Leader Jeffries, and the bipartisan coalition of lawmakers in the House who voted to put our national security first. I urge the Senate to quickly send this package to my desk so that I can sign it into law and we can quickly send weapons and equipment to Ukraine to meet their urgent battlefield needs.

Watch the clip above via CNN.

This is a breaking story and has been updated.

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