Senate passes $40B Ukraine aid bill after week-long holdup

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Senate passes $40B Ukraine aid bill after week-long holdup

The Senate finally approved an additional $40 billion in military and humanitarian aid for Ukraine Thursday after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) blocked the legislation’s swift passage last week – much to the ire of his colleagues. 

Paul was one of 11 Republicans to vote against final passage, along with Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, John Boozman of Arkansas, Mike Braun of Indiana, Mike Crapo of Idaho, Bill Hagerty of Tennessee, Josh Hawley of Missouri, Mike Lee of Utah, Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming, Roger Marshall of Kansas, and Tommy Tuberville of Alabama. 

Irpin resident Halyna (surname withheld) explains how she lived throughout the Russian invasion hiding in a cellar.
The Senate finally approved an additional $40 billion in military and humanitarian aid for Ukraine.
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., center, joined by the GOP leadership, from left Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Minority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., speaks with reporters following a closed-door policy lunch, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 17, 2022.
Rand Paul was one of 11 Republicans to vote against final passage.
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The measure now goes to President Biden, who is expected to sign the bill.

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