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BREAKING: Senate Aligns With House, Passes Ukraine/Israel Foreign Aid Bill 79-18

By Susie Moore


After an 80-19 vote in the afternoon on cloture, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday evening passed the National Security Supplemental measure by a vote of 79-18. It will now head to President Joe Biden’s desk for signature.

The measure passed the House on Saturday by a vote of 311-112.

Once it cleared the House, the package was all but guaranteed passage in the Senate. Here’s a rundown of what it includes.

The Senate on Tuesday passed a $95 billion emergency foreign aid package, ending months of bitter fighting over $61 billion for the war in Ukraine that had deeply divided the Republican Party.

The package also includes $15 billion in military aid for Israel and $9 billion in humanitarian aid for Gaza and other war-torn areas, which became another flashpoint among conservative Republicans who argued it didn’t have adequate safeguards to keep it from going to Hamas.

It provides $8 billion in security assistance to deter Chinese aggression in the Indo-Pacific.

And it includes language to force the Chinese owner of TikTok to divest from the popular app, which is used by more than 140 million Americans, or otherwise face a ban within the United States.

But the centerpiece of the package is $47.7 billion that would flow through the Defense Department to provide training, equipment, weapons, logistics support and supplies to help Ukraine’s military, as well as $13.4 billion to replenish U.S. equipment sent to Ukraine and $20.5 billion for U.S. Armed Forces support in Europe.

It also includes $9.5 billion in economic aid to Ukraine structured as a forgivable loan, an idea that former President Trump gave life to when the Senate passed a previous version of the $95 billion assistance package in February…


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