Senate passes bill to aid Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan

The Senate’s bill also includes humanitarian assistance for Gaza.

After an all-night session and months of negotiations, the Senate passed a $95.3 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan. 

The aid package was passed with support from over a dozen Republicans and almost all Democrats, despite opposition from a number of Republicans who argued that the US should focus on its own problems.


Driving the news: The bill’s passage through the Senate was a win for Ukraine, but it faces an uncertain future in the House where several hardline Republicans oppose it.

  • The legislation includes $60 billion for Ukraine, $14 billion for Israel’s war with Hamas, $8 billion for Taiwan, and $9.2 billion in humanitarian assistance for Gaza.
  • The package includes dollars to purchase U.S.-made defense equipment, including munitions and air defense systems that authorities say are desperately needed as Russia batters the country.
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