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Senate Passes Security Supplemental, But House Prospects Murky

February 13, 2024

Briana Reilly

Roll Call

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., led an overnight talkathon to protest the spending bill, but ultimately couldn't stop it. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

By Briana Reilly, Roll Call / February 13, 2024

Senators passed a $95.3 billion national security package early Tuesday morning to provide military aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, the culmination of months of negotiation and days of procedural maneuvering on the Senate floor.

After a handful of Republican senators finished giving speeches that dragged into the pre-dawn hours, a solid bipartisan majority supported the measure by a vote of 70-29.

The Senate took up the supplemental funding bill after Senate Republicans roundly rejected a previous version that included funds and policy provisions related to securing the southern border. But with the border provisions taken out, the measure garnered enough support to pass the chamber, teeing it up for House consideration. 

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