Senate passes $95B aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan
The Senate approved a $95.3 billion assistance package for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan on Tuesday, capping a months-long debate that has divided Republicans.
Senators voted 70-29 to move the measure, but its fate remains unknown, as House Speaker Mike Johnson made it clear Monday night that he had little regard for the Senate plan.
Twenty-two Senate Republicans supported the measure, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The plan makes no modifications to the southern border due to Republican opposition, who have stated that they would not support more aid to Ukraine until border policy changes are
Soon after the package passed the Senate, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed his gratitude to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, McConnell, and the other Senators
"For us in Ukraine, continued US assistance helps to save human lives from Russian terror," Zelenskyy said on X.
"It means that life will continue in our cities and will triumph over war."
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