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Senate Passes $95 Billion Foreign Aid Bill, as DOD Eyes Next Ukraine Weapons Package

April 24, 2024

Valerie Insinna

Breaking Defense

The US Capitol. (Photo by Anna Rose Layden/Getty Images)

By Valerie Insinna, Breaking Defense / April 23, 2024

The Senate overwhelmingly passed a $95 billion foreign aid bill in a 79-18 vote tonight, putting an end to a monthslong political stalemate in Congress over funding for Ukraine that also ensnared billions for Israel and Taiwan. 

Senators rushed to approve the supplemental funding legislation after it was approved by the House on Saturday, cutting short a planned recess this week. 

The bill now moves to President Joe Biden, who told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a Monday phone call he would sign the legislation into law and “quickly provide significant new security assistance packages to meet Ukraine’s urgent battlefield and air defense needs,”  the White House said in a readout following the call.

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