Senate Passes Controversial $95 Billion Aid Package for Ukraine and Israel

(VitalNews.org) – The Senate has finally passed an aid package for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, something that they’d been discussing for weeks now without any avail.

On Tuesday, it was said that the Senate finally passed a $95 billion aid package directed toward Taiwan, Ukraine, and Israel. However, it doesn’t include any aid to help with the border crisis, which has been part of the original negotiation. The bill was voted on with a result of 70-29, but many still aren’t sure how helpful the package will actually be.

The bill will pass through the House of Representatives, but officials such as the House GOP and former President Donald Trump had an issue with the aid not being in the form of a loan to these countries.

Numerous Democrats opposed the bill, such as Bernie Sanders who still says that he’s not in support of sending more money to Israel. Peter Welch, another Democrat from Vermont, also spoke out about it saying, “I cannot in good conscience support sending billions of additional taxpayer dollars for Prime Minister Netanyahu’s military campaign in Gaza.”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy posted on X thanking those who backed the aid being sent to Ukraine. The post said, “I am grateful to @SenSchumer, @LeaderMcConnell, and every US Senator who has supported continued assistance to Ukraine as we fight for freedom, democracy, and the values we all hold dear.”

“For us in Ukraine, continued US assistance helps to save human lives from Russian terror. It means that life will continue in our cities and will triumph over war,” he continued.

Although some are against this aid, the main discrepancy that many are seeing is with border control, as this bill doesn’t address that, and officials are pointing fingers at people who are trying to come up with a solution. Democrats are accusing Republicans of downvoting these bills for border control so they can “preserve the border crisis” for the upcoming election.

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