The Senate voted on the 13th for assistance to Taiwan,ukraineand Israel’s $95.34 billion bill, but the House of RepresentativesRepublican PartySpeaker Johnson had earlier said that he would stop the bill and not stop it.Lok Sabhaproposed discussion; Johnson and Johnson argued that the relevant material failed to address US border security and would not pass muster in the House of Representatives.
The Senate passed the case by a vote of 70 to 29, indicating Congress’s support for continuing assistance to Ukraine in the fight against Russian aggression. The bill would provide an additional $60 billion to Ukraine, bringing the total amount of U.S. aid to Ukraine to more than $170 billion, and $14 billion in aid to Israel in its war with Hamas.
In addition, the bill provides approximately $10 billion in humanitarian assistance to civilians in conflict zones, including Palestinians in Gaza, and $4.83 billion in assistance to Taiwan and other Indo-Pacific partners to counter China.
This is an important moment for Ukraine. Ukraine has been facing a shortage of material and manpower since the failure of a counter-offensive against Russian forces last year. After the bill passed the Senate, Ukrainian President Zelensky immediately issued a statement expressing his “gratitude” and the United States’ continued support for protecting Ukrainians from Russian atrocities.
Twenty-two Republican senators joined almost all Democratic senators in supporting the bill. These Republicans believe that this bill is vital to the international position of the United States in defending Western democracy against threats from authoritarian regimes. They see the war in Ukraine as an important test of whether the United States is serious about confronting aggressors like Russian President Vladimir Putin. Three Democratic caucus members who expressed concern about Israel’s military operations in Gaza voted against it.
The bill will now head to the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. In the House, the bill faces an uncertain fate amid growing skepticism about aid to Ukraine and the influence of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Trump has advocated “America First” isolationism, opposed providing more aid to Ukraine, and recently suggested turning the aid plan into loans. Some members of the House of Representatives have revived last year’s demand for stricter immigration controls at the US border as a condition for any aid, arguing that the US needs to improve its border security before assisting foreign countries. Should be strengthened.