The US Capitol is seen at sunrise, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

US Senate advances $95 billion bill for aid to Israel and Ukraine

Pending House approval, legislation would allocate $14 billion for Israel’s war against Hamas and $61 billion for Ukraine’s war against Russia

By REUTERS and TOI STAFF |

A $95.34 billion bill that includes aid for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan advanced in the US Senate on Thursday after Republicans blocked compromise legislation that included a long-sought overhaul of immigration policy.

Senators backed a procedural motion by 67-32, exceeding the 60-vote threshold to advance the bill. Seventeen Republicans voted in favor, in a surprising shift after they blocked the broader bill on Wednesday.

“This is a good first step. This bill is essential for our national security, for the security of our friends in Ukraine, in Israel, for humanitarian aid for innocent civilians in Gaza, and for Taiwan,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in the Senate after the vote.

There was no immediate word on when the 100-member chamber would consider final passage, as some senators said they expected to remain in session during the weekend if necessary.

“We are going to keep working on this bill until the job is done,” Schumer said.

The Democratic-led Senate took up the security aid bill after Republicans on Wednesday blocked a broader measure that also included reforms of border security and immigration policy that a bipartisan group of senators had negotiated for months.

Read more of this report

Visited 35 times, 1 visit(s) today
2 Comments
  1. qweqtt says

    What i do not realize is in fact how you are no longer actually much more wellfavored than you might be right now Youre very intelligent You recognize thus considerably in relation to this topic made me in my view believe it from numerous numerous angles Its like men and women are not fascinated until it is one thing to do with Lady gaga Your own stuffs excellent All the time handle it up

  2. Temp mail says

    For the past couple days I’ve been frequently visiting this awesome website, they offer valuable insights for visitors. The site owner is doing a fine job informing the community. I’m happy and hope they persist with their excellent efforts.

Comments are closed.