The House voted resoundingly on Saturday to approve $95 billion in foreign aid for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, as Speaker Mike Johnson put his job on the line to advance the long-stalled aid package by marshaling support from mainstream Republicans and Democrats.

In four back-to-back votes, overwhelming bipartisan coalitions of lawmakers approved fresh rounds of funding for the three U.S. allies, as well as another bill meant to sweeten the deal for conservatives that could result in a nationwide ban of TikTok.

The scene on the House floor reflected both the broad support in Congress for continuing to help the Ukrainian military beat back Russia, and the extraordinary political risk taken by Mr. Johnson to defy the anti-interventionist wing of his party who had sought to thwart the measure. Minutes before the vote on assistance for Kyiv, Democrats began to wave small Ukrainian flags on the House floor, as hard-right Republicans jeered.

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  • @rayyy
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    261 month ago

    a non-trivial number of young voters are going to be disappointed and less motivated to get out and vote

    This is a great talking point for trolls but if young voters really feel that way they might just as well kiss democracy good bye.

    • Flying SquidM
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      231 month ago

      They will be kissing it goodbye if the “dictator on day one” gets elected.

      • FenrirIII
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        61 month ago

        “I will only be a dictator on day one. With that power, I will declare myself King of America.”

    • @FordBeeblebrox
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      71 month ago

      It’s been my experience so far that Roe v Wade and student loan nonsense along with rising prices everywhere are a lot more important to younger folks and they’re fucking pissed, I’m less worried about voter turnout than violence and attempts to suppress or toss votes by the hopeful fascists.

    • @anticolonialist
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      31 month ago

      What’s this democracy you speak of? We have the illusion of democracy topped off with an ‘I Voted’ participation trophy.