Senate advances borderless Ukraine bill despite Republican split

The Senate advanced a $95 billion bill to aid Ukraine and Israel on Thursday despite divisions within the GOP on whether to move forward.

Senate Republicans denied the support needed to consider the legislation on Wednesday, demanding a series of amendment votes before allowing debate to proceed. Leadership began hours of negotiations over an agreement to unlock those amendments but punted on the vote as the evening approached.

Enough Republicans relented from their blockade by Thursday morning, however, for the motion to advance. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) quickly brought the legislation to the floor as the Senate convened at noon.

It succeeded 67-32, with a majority of Republicans opposed.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) arrives at the Capitol while Republicans hold a closed-door meeting after blocking a bipartisan border package that had been tied to wartime aid
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