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US Senate approves aid to Ukraine, but the House would reject it

US Senate approves aid to Ukraine, but the House would reject it

US Senate approves aid to Ukraine, but the House would reject it

The Senate of U.S approved on Tuesday US$60 billion in financing for Ukrainebut the project runs the risk of not being approved by the Chamber of Deputies, which has a Republican majority, according to its president. michael johnson.

The US$95 billion package includes financing for the army of Israel and its strategic ally, Taiwanbut the majority ($60 billion) would help Ukraine to replenish depleted supplies of ammunition, weapons and other crucial needs as we enter a third year of war.

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The bill, which Senate voted on Tuesday morning and passed with bipartisan support, does not include changes to U.S. immigration policy.

A previous text by Senate which covered both the border and the help out was blocked by members of Johnson’s own party, after he also promised to oust him in Camera of Representatives over concerns that it did not sufficiently address illegal border crossings.

“Republicans of Camera “The House of Representatives has been very clear from the beginning of discussions that any so-called supplemental national security legislation must recognize that national security begins at our own border,” Johnson said in a statement.

Johnson had already stated that the first bill in the Senatewhich included some of the toughest immigration restrictions in decades, but which he claimed did not go far enough would be “dead on arrival” at its end. Camera.

His rhetoric matched that of former President Donald Trump, who strongly called for the bill to be rejected as he runs again. for position and seeks to exploit the supposed weakness of Joe Biden in relation to immigration.

The bill approved in Senate On Tuesday, it excluded immigration reforms and was approved by 70 votes in favor and 29 against, with the support of several Republicans.

Source: Elcomercio

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