(VitalNews.org) – The United States Senate has just announced that they have come up with an agreed $118 billion to help with aid to Israel, aid to Ukraine, and also help with border control.
President Joe Biden, the Republicans, and Democrats of the Senate have been collaborating to find a balance in helping to send aid to Israel and Ukraine, however, Biden has gotten a lot of pushback from conservatives who would like a solution to the border problem in Mexico.
The bill was announced on Sunday and would include separate budgets for Ukraine, Israel, and a budget to address the violence happening in the Red Sea. In terms of amounts, $14.1 billion in military aid is going to be sent to Israel, $60 billion in aid will be sent to Ukraine, $2 billion to address security in the Red Sea, and then over $4 billion to support Asia where tensions have risen with Taiwan and China.
The bill also touches on the migrant issues at the border and gives President Biden the authority to expel any migrants if authorities at the border become too overwhelmed. This is to alleviate issues that may make law enforcement more tough on them at the border.
Biden said, “Now we’ve reached an agreement on a bipartisan national security deal that includes the toughest and fairest set of border reforms in decades. I strongly support it.”
Chuck Schumer, who is the Democratic Senate majority Leader, responded to this recent bill, saying, “This is one of the most necessary and important pieces of legislation Congress has put forward in years to ensure America’s future prosperity and security.”
There is still controversy surrounding the bill and many don’t believe that it’s going to fully solve the issues that we’re seeing with the border. Some people even said that “under this legislation: the border never closes,” addressing the reality that this bill either won’t fix anything or won’t solve the problem completely.
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