What’s in the foreign aid package passed by the House?

The foreign aid package passed by the House includes a variety of measures aimed at providing support to several countries and regions.

Here’s a breakdown of the key components:

Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe
  • Ukraine: The package allocates about $61 billion for Ukraine, which includes $13.8 billion for the purchase of weapons and more than $9 billion in economic assistance in the form of “forgivable loans” to support the country amid the ongoing conflict1.
State of Israel, is a country in the Southern Levant region of West Asia
  • Israel and Gaza: A significant portion, approximately $26 billion, is dedicated to supporting Israel, including $4 billion to replenish Israel’s missile defense systems. Additionally, more than $9 billion is earmarked for humanitarian assistance in Gaza amid the Israel-Hamas war2.
  • Indo-Pacific Region: To counter China’s influence, the package provides about $8 billion for U.S. allies in the Indo-Pacific region. This includes over $3.3 billion for submarine infrastructure and development, and $1.9 billion to replenish U.S. weapons provided to Taiwan and other regional allies2.

The package is a comprehensive effort to address various geopolitical challenges and support allies in key regions around the world. It’s expected to be signed by President Joe Biden after Senate passage2.

To amply information:

1 ijr.com

2 pbs.org