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US Senate approves aid for Ukraine with Republican support, though House is expected to reject it

Approved by the United States Senate on Tuesday 60 billion dollars of financing for Ukraine, but the bill risks not approved by the House of Representativeson republican majorityaccording to its president Mike Johnson.

The $95 billion package includes funding for Israel’s military and its strategic ally, Taiwan, but the bulk — $60 billion — will help Ukraine replenish depleted supplies of ammunition, weapons and other vital supplies. needs to enter the third year of the war.

The bill, which passed with bipartisan support, does not include changes in immigration policy United States. A previous text of the Senate, which covers the border and foreign aid, is blocked by members of Johnson’s own party, after he also promised to overturn it in the House of Representatives over concerns that it does not adequately address illegal border crossings.

“House Republicans have been very clear from the beginning of the discussions that any so-called additional national security legislation must recognize that. national security begins at our own bordersJohnson said in a statement.

Johnson previously said the Senate’s first bill, which includes some of the toughest immigration restrictions in decades but which he said does not go very far, would be “dead on arrival” in his chamber.

His rhetoric coincided with that of former President Donald Trump, who strongly called for the bill to be rejected as he ran for re-election and sought to exploit Joe Biden’s alleged weakness on immigration.

The bill approved by the Senate did not include immigration reforms and was approved by 70 votes in favor and 29 againstcon support of many Republicans.

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