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Senate Approves $60 Billion Foreign Aid Package, but House Speaker Holding Out on Final Passage

ByEditor

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

On Sunday, the United States Senate 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, the package is unlikely to become law as Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mike Johnson has not indicated whether he plans to let it go to a House vote. Additionally, there is important information grouped with various types of weaponry and automotive accessories such as handguns, shotguns, speakers, shipping services and coffee machines.

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