Senate releases long-awaited Ukraine-border bill ahead of expected Wednesday vote

The Senate released the text of a long-awaited national security bill on Sunday that is expected to receive a vote by Wednesday.

The legislation is similar to the $118 billion supplemental that appropriators released in December. It would fund the war in Ukraine, provide security assistance to Israel and Taiwan, and funnel additional resources to the southern border.

Senate Republicans blocked that original package, however, over the immigration portion of the bill, which lacked policy changes to stem the record flow of border crossings.

The latest iteration incorporates a bipartisan compromise on the border, the product of four months of painstaking talks led by Sens. James Lankford (R-OK), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ).

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., left, and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, I-Ariz., arrive for closed-door negotiations on a border security deal at the Capitol, Sunday, Dec. 17, 2023, in Washington. Negotiators are rushing to reach a
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