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Senate’s $95B foreign aid BOONDOGGLE loaded with aid for everyone else except Americans and the border – and Republicans are still demanding MORE money for Israel
By Ethan Huff // Feb 18, 2024

In lieu of an earlier bipartisan deal that was rejected by Republicans, the Senate just passed a massive foreign aid bill to send $95 billion to Ukraine and Israel while providing absolutely nothing to secure America's wide-open southern border.

The bill, which was passed in a rare, all-night session in a 70-29 vote, includes $61 billion in U.S. taxpayer dollars for Ukraine, $14 billion in U.S. taxpayer dollars for Israel, and – oh, why not? – another $4.83 billion to support U.S. "partners" in the Indo-Pacific region of the world, including Taiwan.

Another $9.15 billion in "humanitarian assistance" was also earmarked for civilians in Gaza and the West Bank, Ukraine, and other places throughout the world where Western-backed forces are waging some kind of war.

The House will now have to vote on the legislation, which Speaker Mike Johnson warned will likely result in a no vote by Republicans unless at least some money is added to secure America's southern border.

"Now, in the absence of having received any single border policy change from the Senate, the House will have to continue to work its own will on these important matters," Johnson said, adding that the Senate "failed to meet the moment."

"America deserves better than the Senate's status quo," Johnson added, pretending to not be part of the same status quo that he criticizes.

(Related: A lot of the U.S. tax money being funneled into Ukraine is being used for wasteful excesses like politicians' salaries and vacations – and probably a new yacht or two for Zelensky and his family.)

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Zelensky celebrates $61 billion windfall

The previous bill rejected by the House included $118 billion for Ukraine and Israel, as well as a handful of change for the border crisis. Republicans said the border crisis funds were not enough, so they voted no on that one.

Senate Republicans for some reason agreed to the latter $95 billion bill with zero funding to secure the border because they said they fear that Russian President Putin would be "emboldened," to quote one media source.

Twenty-two Republicans in the Senate voted to pass the $95 billion bill, while two Democrats, Sens. Jeff Markley of Oregon and Peter Welch of Vermont, voted to reject it. Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Independent also from Vermont, also voted no on the latest bill.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer celebrated the bill's passage, stating that it has been "years, perhaps decades" since both sides of the political aisle agreed to send this gargantuan amount of money overseas to foreign entities while leaving Americans in the cold.

Schumer described the bill as greatly impacting "not just our national security, not just the security of our allies, but also the security of western democracy."

Ukraine President Zelensky also celebrated the windfall he will now receive, stating that he is "grateful" to every senator who voted to send $61 billion to his corrupt nation.

"For us in Ukraine, continued U.S. assistance helps to save human lives from Russian terror," Zelensky tweeted on X. "It means that life will continue in our cities and will triumph over war."

Senate Minority Leader, ugly turtle impersonator, and political fossil Mitch McConnell was also overjoyed by the vote, stating that "the eyes of the world" were on the Senate.

"Will we give those who wish us harm more reason to question our resolve, or will we recommit to exercising American strength?" he said.

"If America fails to stand with our partners on the front lines in Europe and the Middle East, we will shred our credibility with friends in the Indo-Pacific."

The American Congress is about as corrupt, and morbidly old, as it gets. Learn more at Treason.news.

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