Thu 07 Dec 2023 7:29 am - Jerusalem Time
US Senate obstructed the approval of a huge aid package for Ukraine and Israel
Republican members of the US Senate blocked, on Wednesday, a request submitted by the White House to approve an emergency aid package worth $106 billion, primarily benefiting Ukraine and Israel, because it did not include immigration reforms they demand.
Republicans have staked their vote on moving forward with the approval of this package by including reforms to the immigration policy pursued by the Democratic administration, in a move that represents a severe defeat for President Joe Biden, who had warned Congress that Russian President Vladimir Putin would not stop at the borders of Ukraine, as he could go to confrontation. with NATO.