Senate sends Ukraine aid to Biden’s desk with majority of GOP support

The Senate approved tens of billions in foreign aid on Tuesday, bringing to a close a congressional standoff that sharply divided Republicans over the conflict in Ukraine.

Seventy-nine senators, including a decided majority of Republicans, voted to send the $95 billion defense bill to President Joe Biden’s desk. The House passed the aid on Saturday.

The legislation provides over $34 billion to Israel and Taiwan, two U.S. allies that enjoy overwhelming bipartisan support in Congress. But the Ukraine portion, totaling more than $60 billion, became a political lightning rod that jeopardized the entire bill for months.

Republicans have grown increasingly skeptical of the war in Ukraine, which entered its third year in February. That is due, in part, to former President Donald Trump’s reluctance to get entangled in foreign wars.

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