There was no support in the US Senate for adopting a financial package that combines the issues of protecting the US borders against immigration and helping Kiev in the war with Russia. However, this does not eliminate the opportunity to get money. On the same day, a vote is scheduled for a separate US support package for Ukraine, which has a chance of being approved.
As “Fakty” TVN correspondent Marcin Frona reported from Washington, the vote on the first financial package took place around 9 p.m. Polish time.
He explained that the package “combines aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, as well as humanitarian aid to the residents of the Gaza Strip (…) and immigration reform.” – This package has already become history. He added: In short, the matter ended up in the dustbin of history.
Financial aid to Ukraine is still possible
The project failed as expected after most Republicans, encouraged by Donald Trump, turned against the settlement reached after months of negotiations.
The failure of the project does not eliminate opportunities to adopt other solutions regarding support for Ukraine. Another vote on a separate support package for America's partners is scheduled to take place on the same day, and this package is likely to have the support of a majority of senators so that this vote can proceed.
Earlier, in December, Senate Republicans rejected a “clean” bill that included money for Ukraine and Israel, demanding a stricter immigration policy on the southern border of the United States. However, once the bipartisan restrictions bill — which would allow the president to “shut down the border” and dramatically tighten asylum procedures — was announced, Republicans turned against it, mainly due to intense pressure from former President Donald Trump. Some party politicians, including Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, indicated that Trump does not want to pass the bill because the crisis on the border is beneficial to him in the election campaign.
James Lankford, who co-authored the compromise bill and voted for it, said that even before he knew the details of the bill, a “popular television commentator” threatened him that if he tried to resolve the border crisis in an election-year presidential election, he would “do everything in his power.” To destroy it.” Trump himself and his supporters claimed that the proposed changes would only worsen the immigration situation.
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