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Senate Republicans to block border deal, putting Ukraine in limbo

Thune said that Schumer is "rushing it" by pushing for a vote to be held Wednesday on whether the bill should proceed.

Published: February 6, 2024 11:38am

Senate Republicans will block a procedural motion this week to start debating a bipartisan border security deal following intense opposition to the legislation from the House GOP and former President Donald Trump

The bill includes more than $60 billion in security assistance for Ukraine, and the move leaves funding for the war-torn nation in limbo, according to The Hill

When asked Tuesday morning about whether any Senate Republicans would vote in favor of advancing the bill, Senate Minority Whip John Thune responded: "I think it’s unlikely because I just think our members are still — they want more time to evaluate it."

Thune also said that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is "rushing it" by pushing for a vote to be held Wednesday on whether the bill should proceed.

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