Crucial $61 billion bill for military aid to Ukraine goes to the US Senate on April 23

The US Senate will begin considering the $61 billion aid bill for Ukraine on Tuesday, April 23. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer scheduled the first procedural votes after the House of Representatives approved the legislation as part of a larger $95 billion package to increase security assistance to Israel and Taiwan.

“The Senate stands ready to take the next step on national security. The House has finally approved funding for Ukraine, Israel, the Indo-Pacific and humanitarian aid. And the Senate has reached an agreement to complete the work with the first vote on Tuesday.” Schumer wrote on Twitter.

The Ukrainian part provides Kiev with weapons and military aid to counter Russian aggression. An earlier version easily passed the Senate in early February with bipartisan support.

However, because the House amended the bill, senators must revisit it. Once the Senate passes the updated legislation, President Joe Biden will sign it into law.

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