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House Speaker Johnson Attaches TikTok Ban Bill to Ukraine, Israel Funding Package

HeadlineApr 19, 2024

Lawmakers could soon take a decisive step in forcing TikTok to either be sold from its Chinese owner ByteDance or be banned in the U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson has attached the TikTok “divest-or-ban” measure to a series of military funding bills for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, adding up to $95 billion. House lawmakers are expected to vote on all four bills by Saturday, which would then be sent to the Senate as a single package. This comes as The Wall Street Journal reports the Biden administration is weighing sending another $1 billion in new weapons to Israel, including tank ammunition, military vehicles and mortar rounds.

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