GOP Blocks Biden Ukraine Aid Bill in Push for Border Funding
Senate Republicans blocked billions of dollars in aid to Ukraine and other nations over an effort to increase border security in the U.S.
The 49-51 vote fell short of the 60 votes needed to secure the measure for Democrats.
GOP lawmakers block Biden security aid to Ukraine, Israel and Indo-Pacific, press for more border fundinghttps://t.co/lQWwweq24Q
— Bruce Chambers (@bruce31049) December 6, 2023
"Biden has asked Congress for nearly $106 billion to fund the wars in Ukraine and Israel and other security needs. His administration has warned of dire consequences for Kyiv, and a 'gift' to Russia’s Vladimir Putin, if lawmakers don’t act," Fox News reported.
"But a contingent of Republican lawmakers has grown wary of providing more support to Ukraine on top of the $111 billion in assistance already given. Other GOP lawmakers have insisted on stiff changes to U.S. border policy as a condition of voting for the measure," it added.
The US Senate blocked an emergency spending bill which would have provided billions of dollars in new security assistance for Ukraine and Israel, as Republicans insisted on tougher measures and more money to control immigration at the US border with Mexico https://t.co/W7cEgdFDYc pic.twitter.com/tav3WvWzE7
— Reuters (@Reuters) December 7, 2023