Political and Legislative

Senate to Take Up Foreign Aid Package for Ukraine and Israel

The Senate is beginning work on a major foreign aid package for Ukraine and Israel on Tuesday, working to end a monthslong back and forth with the House over the assistance.

After the House approved the $95 billion in foreign aid in the form of four individual bills over the weekend, the legislation comes to the Senate as a single package that is expected to pass and then head to the president’s desk later this week.

The package includes $60.8 billion in aid for Ukraine, $26.4 billion to support Israel, along with humanitarian aid for Gaza, and $8.1 billion for allies in the Indo-Pacific. It also includes provisions to allow the sale of frozen assets of Russian oligarchs to help fund future aid to Ukraine, along with a measure that would potentially force the sale of TikTok or ban the app in the U.S.

Read the source article at CBS News

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