Capitalists And Money

House passes Israel cash, sending full foreign aid package to Senate

The House passed a bill to provide $26.3 billion in assistance to Israel, kicking the legislation across the Capitol nearly 10 weeks after the Senate sent over a measure with nearly identical aid to the U.S. ally.

The measure passed 366-58 and will automatically get bundled with three other bills. Although the House is voting on each measure individually, the Senate will receive them as a single package that includes aid to Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan, along with new sanctions, a TikTok ban and U.S. power to freeze Russian assets.

Because House Republican division over assisting Ukraine has snagged aid to Israel, it has taken Congress more than six months to move ahead on the aid following Hamas’ attack on Oct. 7 that killed 1,200 people.