The Senate passed a $95 billion foreign aid package for Israel and Ukraine before sunrise Tuesday, with the bill now heading to the GOP-controlled House where Speaker Mike Johnson indicated the measure may never see the light of day.
The bill, which also includes funding for Taiwan, passed in a 70-29 vote with 22 Republican senators siding with the majority of Democrats in supporting the legislation. A group of conservative lawmakers stridently opposed to the proposed $60 billion for Ukraine spoke in a series of speeches through the night decrying the plans, while two Democrats and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) voted no out of concerns about Israel’s devastating war against Hamas in Gaza.
“With the passage of this national security bill, the Senate is telling Putin he will regret the day he questioned America’s resolve,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said, adding that it sent “a clear bipartisan message of resolve to our allies in NATO.”
Source: The Daily Beast
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