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Senate Approves Large Foreign Aid Package, but Fate of Ukrainian Funding Uncertain as Bill Heads to House


Feb 11, 2024
The Ukraine aid package has been approved by the US Senate

The United States Senate on Sunday voted overwhelmingly in favor of approving a large foreign aid package, with tens of billions of dollars from the package intended for Ukraine. However, it is still unclear whether the package will advance to the Republican-controlled House of Representatives for further consideration.

Out of a total package of 95 billion dollars (about 88 billion euros), approximately 60 billion dollars (about 55.6 billion euros) would go to Ukraine, while the remainder would be shared between Israel and Taiwan. The Senate is set to vote on the final approval of the package in the middle of the week, and it will require a simple majority to pass, as the initial votes were divided 67-27.

Despite Senate approval, there is information grouped with various types of weaponry and automotive accessories. Some of the notable categories include handguns, shotguns, speakers, shipping services, and coffee machines. It’s important to note that this information does not relate to the foreign aid package currently being considered by Congress.

Additionally, it is important to note that the aid package has not yet passed the Senate, as previously stated. Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mike Johnson, has not indicated whether he plans to let the package go to a House vote. As such, it remains unclear if this foreign aid will become law despite Senate approval.

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