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After months of deadlock, the House overwhelmingly passed $95 billion for U.S. allies.
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April 20, 2024 02:08 PM
After months of gridlock, lawmakers approved $60 billion in aid to Ukraine on Saturday with a vote of 311-112-1. The House also passed $26 billion in aid to Israel, including humanitarian assistance for Gaza with a vote of 366-58, and $8 billion more to prepare American forces in the Indo-Pacific with a vote of 385-34-1.
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April 19, 2024 01:54 PM
Twelve New Yorkers and six alternates have been selected for the jury in Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s hush money case against Donald Trump. Opening arguments are expected to begin next week.
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April 19, 2024 12:01 PM
Rep. Paul Gosar signed onto the motion to vacate for Speaker Mike Johnson, bringing the number of backers up to three. “Our border cannot be an afterthought,” he wrote in a statement on Friday blasting Johnson for not making Ukraine aid contingent on border policy changes.
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April 19, 2024 11:13 AM
In a 316-94 vote, the House passed the rule for its multipronged foreign aid package for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan. More Democrats voted for the rule than Republicans, teeing up a difficult situation for House Speaker Mike Johnson within his own conference.
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April 19, 2024 09:42 AM
“We were not involved in any offensive operations,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said of an apparent Israeli drone attack near Isfahan, Iran, Friday. Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani said the U.S. was informed by Israel “last-minute” about the attack at the G7 meeting in Capri, though Blinken would not confirm.
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April 19, 2024 07:11 AM
In an extremely rare move, every Democrat on the Rules Committee supported moving the foreign aid package to the floor for a vote, bailing out Speaker Mike Johnson after three Republicans on the panel voted against it. The full House will vote on the rule on Friday morning.
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April 18, 2024 03:56 PM
Johnson says he will not move to raise the threshold for the motion to vacate rule. In a statement on X, the speaker said he finds the current one-person threshold harmful and that several colleagues have encouraged him to increase it. “While I understand the importance of that idea, any rule change requires a majority of the full House, which we do not have. We will continue to govern under the existing rules,” Johnson wrote.
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April 18, 2024 01:25 PM
Jury selection for Donald Trump’s criminal trial in New York started with seven seated jurors Thursday, but two were dismissed by midday. One was dismissed after expressing concerns about her identity being shared publicly, and prosecutors found new information about the other that they said called into question the truthfulness of the juror’s answers during voir dire. Judge Juan Merchan asked reporters to limit the physical descriptions of the jurors, CNN reports.
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April 18, 2024 12:24 PM
As lawmakers debate the rules for House Speaker Mike Johnson’s foreign aid package, the most right-wing members of the House GOP are accusing Johnson of trying to secretly change the threshold for a motion to vacate. Reps. Matt Gaetz and Lauren Boebert said changes to the motion to vacate threshold would quickly spur a motion to vacate against Johnson. “There’s nothing that will get you to a motion to vacate faster than changing the threshold,” Boebert told reporters.
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April 18, 2024 10:22 AM
The administration has announced new sanctions on Iran’s drone, steel and auto industries, the Treasury Department announced as punishment for Iran’s retaliatory strikes on Israel over the weekend. The sanctions were coordinated with the United Kingdom and target both individuals and entities involved in Iran’s drone program.
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April 17, 2024 04:45 PM
Senate Democrats moved quickly to dismiss the pending impeachment trial against the Homeland Security secretary. In two votes, mostly along party lines, the Senate dismissed the trial on the grounds that the charges were unconstitutional.
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April 17, 2024 02:36 PM
The president said the House and Senate “must pass” the bills giving aid to Israel, Ukraine, Gaza and Taiwan. “I will sign this into law immediately to send a message to the world: We stand with our friends, and we won’t let Iran or Russia succeed,” Biden said in a statement.
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April 17, 2024 01:35 PM
Senators were sworn in soon after 1 p.m. for the impeachment trial of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
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April 17, 2024 12:54 PM
Three of the four bills in House Speaker Mike Johnson’s foreign aid package were released Wednesday afternoon. Here are the bills on aid to Ukraine, Israel and the Indo-Pacific region. The fourth bill is still to come but expected Wednesday, setting the House up for Saturday votes.
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April 17, 2024 12:21 PM
Rep. Mike Gallagher, who was scheduled to leave Congress Friday, “has the flexibility to stay and support the aid package Saturday,” his office told the Journal Sentinel’s Lawrence Andrea. The most right-wing faction of the House GOP conference has threatened Speaker Mike Johnson’s gavel over his contentious multipronged foreign aid proposal, making Gallagher’s presence all the more consequential.
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