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Schumer schedules Senate procedural vote on Israel, Ukraine aid package

President Joe Biden has proposed a $106 billion security package, including $61 billion in aid to Ukraine and $1.43 billion for Israel.

Published: December 4, 2023 8:27pm

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday scheduled a procedural vote to advance a proposed funding package to bolster Israel and Ukraine amid the ongoing Russian invasion and the conflict in Gaza.

"I urge every single senator to think where we are at this moment in history. America’s national security is on the line around the world — in Europe, in the Middle East and the Indo-Pacific," he said, according to The Hill.

President Joe Biden has proposed a $106 billion security package, including $61 billion in aid to Ukraine and $1.43 billion for Israel. Republicans have insisted they would not support pairing support to both nations and the House previously passed a standalone Israel aid package, which has stalled in the Senate.

Republicans have further sought to pair Ukraine aid with border security reforms, a proposal at which Democrats have balked. Schumer's planned vote for later this week is not expected to clear the initial threshold. The vote, however, comes as the White House has warned existing aid to Ukraine has largely run out.

It further comes as Russian forces have reported gains in the Ukrainian East and South, prompting concerns of a major breakthrough and the potential unraveling of Kyiv's war effort.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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