Senate passes controversial foreign aid bill sending billions to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan
The Senate passed a $95 billion national security supplemental package to assist Ukraine, Israel and the Indo-Pacific. The package includes $60 billion for Ukraine, $14 billion for Israel, $9 billion in humanitarian assistance for Gaza and nearly $5 billion for the Asian region. Several Republicans spent hours - since the beginning of the weekend - collectively filibustering the package on the Senate floor. Republicans had previously said they would not approve funding for Ukraine unless the overwhelmed southern border was secured first.