Senate breaks filibuster, clearing key hurdle in advancing $95 billion foreign aid package

Senate breaks filibuster, clearing key hurdle in advancing $95 billion foreign aid package


The Senate cleared a procedural hurdle, with more than 60 Senators on both sides of the aisle voting to advance a $95.34 billion aid package during a rare Sunday session.

Senators voted 67-27, to advance an amendment that changes the underlying text of the legislation in the new foreign aid legislation that does not include bipartisan border provisions that were rejected by a majority of the Senate Republicans earlier in the week.

The Senate Appropriations Committee released the legislative text of the more than $95 billion foreign aid bill earlier in the week. The funding includes aid for Ukraine, security assistance to Israel, humanitarian aid to civilians in Gaza, the West Bank, and Ukraine, $4.8 billion to help Taiwan and Indo-Pacific allies, and an additional

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