In a surprising turn of events, the bill’s passage in the Senate is now uncertain, as Republican opponents have raised numerous objections and stalled its progress with speeches. Despite this setback, Senator Mitch McConnell has managed to secure the support of at least 17 Republican representatives, making it likely that the bill will pass in the Senate. However, both houses of Congress must still approve the bill before it can be signed into law by President Biden.
The legislation faces uncertainties in the House of Representatives, where Speaker Mike Johnson has expressed concerns about the bill’s lack of provisions to address migrants crossing the US-Mexico border. Johnson has stated that if no changes are made to the bill, he may need to pass his own measures on these matters. The House may move something, but its specifics remain unclear due to uncertainty surrounding what actions will be taken. Some Republicans predict that the bill will fail completely in the House of Representatives due to opposition from hard-line Republicans who are against it.
The bill includes financial aid for Ukraine, Israel and partners in Indo-Pacific as well as humanitarian aid for conflict zones around world. Democrats are pushing for swift aid to be sent to Ukraine and America’s partners in Indo-Pacific while Republicans are calling for measures to be included at America’s borders leading to a bipartisan border deal collapsing.
In conclusion, while it seems likely that