The Senate approves aid from Ukraine, but the bill faces a tough path through the House

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Supporters of Ukraine fly a Ukrainian flag outside as the Senate works over the weekend on a $95.3 billion foreign aid bill supporting Ukraine and Israel at the US Capitol on February 11, 2024 in Washington, DC.

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US Senators voted early Tuesday to approve a $95 billion aid package that will provide money to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, but its future remains uncertain among fiercely opposed lawmakers.

The bill passed by a 70-29 vote in the Democratic-led legislature, according to NBC News. It still needs to be approved by the Republican-led House of Representatives.

The package includes $61 billion for Ukraine, $14 billion for Israel and $4.83 billion to support partners in the Indo-Pacific, including Taiwan, along with resources for humanitarian aid.

Republicans have said that provisions on US border security must be included in the bill.

House Speaker Mike Johnson said Monday that the latest version of the bill did not meet those demands, saying it “should have gone back to the drawing board…”

“Instead, the Senate’s foreign aid bill is silent on the most important issue facing our nation,” he said in a statement at the time, adding that “the House must continue to work its will.” himself on these important issues.

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