Senate passes $95 billion Natonal security bill

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The White House issued a press release Tuesday night announcing that President Joe Biden would sign the National Security package bill that passed the Senate, into law on Wednesday.

“Tonight, a bipartisan majority in the Senate joined the House to answer history’s call at this critical inflection point,” Biden said. “Congress has passed my legislation to strengthen our national security and send a message to the world about the power of American leadership: we stand resolutely for democracy and freedom, and against tyranny and oppression.”

The Senate approved the legislation with a vote of 79-18 on Tuesday night. The bill will provide $95 billion in aid to Taiwan, Israel, and Ukraine, and U.S. allies in the Indo-Pacific, Reuters reported.

“I will sign this bill into law and address the American people as soon as it reaches my desk tomorrow so we can begin sending weapons and equipment to Ukraine this week,” Biden said. “The need is urgent: for Ukraine, facing unrelenting bombardment from Russia; for Israel, which just faced unprecedented attacks from Iran; for refugees and those impacted by conflicts and natural disasters around the world, including in Gaza, Sudan, and Haiti; and for our partners seeking security and stability in the Indo-Pacific.”

Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, was a vocal proponent of the bill. Before the vote Tuesday night, she took to the Senate floor to encourage its approval.


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