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Foreign Aid Approved

The Senate last night voted 79 to 18 to pass a long-awaited package that combines $95B of foreign aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan with other national security measures, including a possible TikTok ban. The Senate's approval of the package comes after the House passed it as four separate bills Saturday. President Joe Biden is expected to sign the package into legislation. 

The foreign assistance consists of $61B for Ukraine, $26B for Israel (including humanitarian aid for civilians in Gaza), and $8B for Taiwan. Other national security measures include requiring China-based ByteDance to sell TikTok's US operations within nine months or else face a national ban on the video-sharing app (see overview). TikTok, which has roughly 170 million monthly active users in the US, has reportedly been under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission over its data and security practices that allegedly violate federal law.

See what else is included in the package here.

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