On Saturday the House approved the package of bills that sends military aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan.  The House-approved bill contains $60B for Ukraine, $26B for Israel, and $8B for Taiwan and the Indo-Pacific region.  Under the plan devised by Speaker Johnson there were four separate votes: one each for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan, and so-called side bar issues, the main part of which requires the sale of TikTok.

Obviously, the most important and controversial vote was on the Ukraine package.  The final vote on Ukraine was 311YES to 112NO.  All the NO votes came from Republicans. Under the leadership of President Biden and House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries all Democrats voted in support of aiding Ukraine in its war with Russia. On aid to Israel the vote was 366 to 58.  The NO votes against Israeli aid were 37Ds and 21Rs. As we have seen in other recent House votes the NO votes came from the most progressive Democrats and the most conservative Republicans.  As I have written before, on some issues the political spectrum seems more like a circle than a line, with the right and left meeting at the top of the circle.

In a parliamentary move to expedite consideration by the Senate, the four House bills were added as a substitute amendment...

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