US Senate passes bill to secure aid to Ukraine and Israel

Joe Biden urged the US Congress to pass the legislation, for the sake of immigration reform and aid for US allies.

74 views
1 min read
US Senate passes bill to secure aid to Ukraine and Israel

WASHINGTON, Feb 5: The US Senate has passed a $118 billion bill to fund Ukraine, Israel and border security.

The highly anticipated bill will land in the House and is expected to face tough resistance from Republicans who oppose funding for Ukraine.

Joe Biden urged the US Congress to pass the legislation, for the sake of immigration reform and aid for US allies.

Conservative Republicans insist on measures to tackle illegal immigration at the border with Mexico instead of focusing on the Ukraine war.

What’s in the bill?

House of Representatives Speaker Mike Johnson declared that the bill is “worse than we expected”. Johnson declared the bill “dead on arrival” if it reached his chamber.

The bill includes $60 billion aid to Ukraine, $14.1bn in military aid to Israel: $2.44bn to address security in the Red Sea, where Yemen’s Houthi rebels have launched dozens of attacks on commercial shipping, and $4.83bn to support partners in Asia, Al-Jazeera reported.

The Senate was expected to hold a key test vote on the legislation, but it faces intense opposition from conservative Republicans.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.