Senate Votes 86-13 to Block Measure to Cut Off Aid to Egypt
The Senate voted overwhelmingly to block a vote on cutting off aid to Egypt, a move aimed at tamping down growing frustration with the military takeover in Egypt.
The 86-13 vote to table the measure comes as President Barack Obama is dispatching two senior Republican senators, Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, to the country in an effort to calm tensions.
The measure was pushed by Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.), who wants to enforce a law that bans foreign aid to cou