U.S. Senate to vote on $95 billion dollar foreign aid package

Photo by: WDAY Radio File (Canva)
Photo by: WDAY Radio File (Canva)

(Washington, DC)  --  The Senate will hold a key vote today to advance the $95-billion dollar aid package for Ukraine, Israel, and the Indo-Pacific.  

The package, which passed the House Saturday, includes $60-billion in military assistance for Ukraine, $26-billion in aid for Israel and humanitarian relief in Gaza, and $8-billion for Taiwan and the Indo-Pacific.  

It also includes legislation to force TikTok's Chinese-based parent company ByteDance to sell the social media platform or be banned in the U.S.  

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says the time has come to finish the job and help U.S. allies abroad. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell also urged his Republican colleagues to vote in favor of the sweeping foreign aid package.