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Here’s How The Ukraine Aid Bill Could Pass The House Over GOP Objections

A bill that would earmark $95 billion in taxpayer funds for foreign military aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan could pass the House despite opposition from House Republican leaders.

The Senate voted Tuesday to pass the bill as an amendment to previous legislation. passed it The House of Representatives voted 70 in favor to 29 against. Objection From Speaker of the House Mike Johnson and many others. republican party members of the body. Through the use of Petition for discharge from hospitala rarely adopted procedural measure, could allow a majority of the House to advance the bill to the floor and pass it. (Related: House rejects Israel aid bill)

of rules of the house, specifically Rule XV, which allows members to petition to have a bill removed from committee consideration, which requires the signatures of half of all members. If passed by a majority vote in the House of Representatives, petitioners would be able to quickly introduce their bills, allowing them to be debated within two legislative days.

House rules require a bill to remain in committee for at least 30 days before it can be rejected.

Bills are typically not introduced to the House without the approval of the majority party leadership, a position that gives them significant power in the legislative process. according to Go to CBS News.

“Speaker Johnson should move the bill to the floor with either an up or down vote. Other potential legislative options will be addressed at a later date,” said House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries. He told the Daily Caller News Foundation on Wednesday.

Mr Jeffries had previously vowed to use “all available legislative tools” to pass the bill. according to To Politico.

Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina, who is reportedly sponsoring the bill, encourage Members of the House of Representatives use expulsion petitions to bring bills to the floor.

“We are not going to be forced to act by the Senate,” Johnson said at a press conference on Wednesday. “[The bill] There is not a single mention of America’s borders in this bill. ”

Removal petitions in the House are rarely successful because of the requirement that members of the majority party oppose the leader.

“[D]ischarge is designed to be difficult to achieve and is rarely successful,” the Congressional Research Service said. I have written In 2023.

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