Factbox: What’s in the $95 billion foreign aid package passed by the US House

AP , Saturday 20 Apr 2024

A look at what’s in the $95 billion package passed by the House on Saturday that will provide military aid to Ukraine and Israel, replenish US weapons systems and give humanitarian assistance to civilians in Gaza.

US House Speaker
US Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-Louisiana, answers questions from reporters just after the House voted to approve $95 billion in foreign aid for Ukraine, Israel and other US allies, at the Capitol in Washington, Saturday, April 20, 2024. AP

 

Senate passage is expected this coming week. President Joe Biden has promised to sign the package as soon as he gets it.

The broad spending breakdown:

—about $61 billion for Ukraine and replenishing US weapons stockpiles. The overall amount provided to Ukraine for the purchase of weapons would be $13.8 billion. Ukraine would receive more than $9 billion of economic assistance in the form of “forgivable loans.”

—about $26 billion for supporting Israel and providing humanitarian relief for people in Gaza. About $4 billion of that would be dedicated to replenishing Israel’s missile defense systems. More than $9 billion of the total would go toward humanitarian assistance in Gaza amid Israel's war on Gaza.

—about $8 billion for helping US allies in the Indo-Pacific region and countering China. More than $3.3 billion would go toward submarine infrastructure and development, with an additional $1.9 billion to replenish US weapons provided to Taiwan and other regional allies.

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