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    Senate Passes a $95.3 Billion Aid Package for Ukraine and Israel, But Fate in the House Is Uncertain

    Senate Passes a $95.3 Billion Aid Package for Ukraine and Israel, But Fate in the House Is Uncertain

    WASHINGTON — The Senate early Tuesday passed a $95.3 billion aid package for , and , pushing ahead after months of difficult negotiations and amid growing political divisions in the Republican Party over the role of the United States abroad.

    The vote came after a small group of Republicans opposed to the $60 billion for Ukraine held the Senate floor through the night, using the final hours of debate to argue that the U.S. should focus on its own problems before sending more money overseas. But 22 Republicans voted with nearly all Democrats to pass the package 70-29, with supporters arguing that abandoning Ukraine could embolden Russian President Vladimir Putin and threaten national security across the globe.

    “With this bill, the Senate declares that American leadership will not waiver, will not falter, will not fail,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who worked closely with Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on the legislation.

    The bill's passage through the Senate with a flourish of support was a welcome sign for Ukraine amid critical shortages on the battlefield.

    Yet the package faces a deeply uncertain future in the House, where hardline Republicans aligned with former President Donald Trump — the front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination, and a critic of support for Ukraine — oppose the legislation.

    Speaker Mike Johnson cast new doubt on the package in a statement Monday…

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