Senate Gets Closer To Passing $95 Billion Foreign Aid Package | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Daniel Chaitin.

    The Democrat-led Senate pressed ahead on Sunday with a $95 billion foreign aid package that dropped a controversial border security and immigration reform deal that was originally included in it.

    Senators voted 40-53 to defeat a motion from Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), which he said was meant to facilitate consideration of amendments, after which lawmakers again broke the 60-vote filibuster threshold in a 67-27 cloture vote, setting the stage for what could be a final vote this week.

    The legislation aims to provide funds to Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan, and other foreign priorities - including humanitarian aid - and excludes border security provisions put together by a bipartisan group of negotiators that resulted in a hybrid bill that was ultimately rejected by a group of Republicans and leftist senators last week.

    Although there may yet be amendments taken up for consideration, Lee warned that offerings from himself and other GOP senators - such as amendments that seek to tighten asylum laws, require proof of citizenship to vote, and make other changes to beef up border security and immigration laws - may not even get a shot.

    Commenting on his motion to table being defeated on Sunday, Lee said, "What that means is that we've now been shut out of the 'fair and open' amendment process that was promised." And after the vote to bust the filibuster, he added on X, "This closes debate and virtually assures passage in the Senate. Only the House can stop this now."

    The White House, which vouched for the bipartisan Senate border deal, has voiced support for the foreign aid-only package to move forward. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) opposed the immigration agreement with foreign aid but said "we'll see" about legislation that dropped the border security provisions from the bipartisan compromise. Former President Donald Trump, the GOP frontrunner in the 2024 White House race, urged senators to reject foreign aid unless approved as a loan.

    While 26 Republicans and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) voted "nay" in the cloture vote on Sunday, a bipartisan group prevailed in electing to press ahead with the foreign aid package, including leadership on both sides of the aisle who voiced concern about holding up more funds for U.S. allies engaged in armed conflicts any longer.


    "Delaying until the costs in American lives and treasure rise immeasurably is not an option. The time to stand up to these gathering threats is right now," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said in a floor remarks.

    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) posted to X about how Ukraine is "dangerously low" on supplies as its forces continue to fight an invading force from Russia and argued the "only right answer to this threat is for the Senate to face it down unflinchingly, by passing this national security bill ASAP."

26 days after the October 7th Terror attacks on Israel, where over 1400 Jewish men, women and children were gruesomely murdered, and hundreds more made hostage: Should the Biden /Harris administration finally state that the administration's primary Middle East negotiating partner, Iran, is behind the funding and strategy of the aggressors, the Hamas Terrorists, or continue to take the more moderate position of "Don't," which is clearly not working?
  Yes, name Iran as the funding /strategy culprit, and begin to enforce the President Trump era sanctions to END Iran's ability to prosecute this war against Israel and the United States.
  No, Iran is a valuable partner in the motives of the Biden / Harris administration, and must not be named as the culprit and our enemy.
  I have larger concerns just to survive in this economy.
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In the minds of many, since January 20, 2021, the World has become far less safe in every theater of conflict, beginning with the attack of Israel by Iran /Hamas, so the question becomes: What caused this Worldwide calamity of extreme geopolitical dysfunction, and what will correct it?
  Joe Biden is the cause of this frightening Worldwide situation, and it will end when a Republican is elected president.
  This delayed Worldwide dysfunction and constant conflict is all Donald Trump's fault, as it is with everything that occurs going forward, and long before the man ever became the 45th president..
  Joe Biden is the "root cause" of this frightening Worldwide situation, and it will end when former President Donald John Trump is elected president.
  In the imitable words of Alfred E. Newman: "What, me worry?"
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