Senate Passes $40 Billion Aid Package for Ukraine

Posted on AllSides May 19th, 2022
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The Senate passed a nearly $40 billion military and economic aid package to help Ukraine repel Russia’s invasion, sending the bill to President Biden’s desk and bringing America’s commitment to almost $54 billion.

The 86-11 vote was overwhelmingly bipartisan, with all Democrats and most Republicans voting yes. The Republicans who opposed the bill cited its price tag and misgivings about long-term involvement in funding a foreign war.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) said he wished the vote was unanimous, and he worried about the message it would send to America’s enemies that...

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