National Security Supplemental Passes Congress

April 24, 2024

President Joe Biden is poised to sign a $95 billion national security funding package after the Senate overwhelmingly passed [79-18] the package late last night. The supplemental appropriations measure provides $61 billion for Ukraine, $26.4 billion for Israel and Gaza, and $8.1 billion for U.S. allies in the Indo-Pacific. It also includes a modified version of the TikTok “divest-or-ban” legislation, which will force the social media app’s Chinese parent company, ByteDance, to sell the app to a U.S. company within 270 days to avoid a possible ban in the U.S. Last night’s vote was the last in either chamber until lawmakers return from the Passover state work period on Monday.