Senate Approves Significant Aid for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan Following Marathon Session

Written by Henrik Rothen

Feb.13 - 2024 1:26 PM CET

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Senate Approves Significant Aid for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan Following Marathon Session.

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In a decisive move early Tuesday, the Senate approved a comprehensive $95.3 billion aid package aimed at supporting Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan.

According to Wall Street Journal, This development followed prolonged negotiations and revealed the deepening rifts within the Republican Party regarding America's international engagements.

The legislative body was held in session throughout the night due to the resistance of a faction of Republicans who objected to the $60 billion earmarked for Ukraine.

They advocated for prioritizing domestic issues over international aid. Despite this opposition, a bipartisan majority of 22 Republicans joined forces with the majority of Democrats, resulting in a 70-29 vote in favor of the aid package.

Proponents of the bill argued that neglecting Ukraine in its time of need could potentially embolden Vladimir Putin and pose a threat to global national security.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, in collaboration with Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, heralded the passage of the bill as a testament to unwavering American leadership.

"With this bill, the Senate declares that American leadership will not waver, will not falter, will not fail," Schumer stated.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has also reacted on the news.

“For us in Ukraine, continued US assistance helps to save human lives from Russian terror. It means that life will continue in our cities and will triumph over war,” he said on Social Media.

The bill's approval is a significant boon for Ukraine, which has been facing critical shortages on the battlefield, signaling strong continued support from the United States.

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