Donald Trump spent the weekend telling senators they should not pass more unconditional U.S. foreign aid. More than a dozen Republicans ignored him Sunday, moving forward on a bill to send $95 billion in aid to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan.

The Senate voted 67-27 to advance the foreign aid supplemental spending bill that doesn’t include border provisions, moving it another step closer to passage. That still isn’t guaranteed, as leaders haven’t yet reached an agreement on GOP-demanded border amendments.

The package faces some resistance from Republicans, who say they won’t back further aid to Ukraine unless it’s amended to include border policy changes. Last week, Republicans blocked a bipartisan border-foreign aid package that was negotiated for months, arguing it didn’t go far enough to limit migration. Consideration of border amendments would require unanimous consent from senators, which is still elusive.

  • @neidu2
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    Gotta love that, despite getting everything they wanted for the border, killing the bill resulted in the same support for Ukraine, but no border package.

    • ChihuahuaOfDoom
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      292 months ago

      It’s almost like that’s what they wanted. Killing the border protections gives them something to campaign on going into the next election. No voters on the right will believe that their own party torpedoed the bill or they will think that it was the right move based on some 4d chess bullshit.

      • @SkyezOpen@lemmy.world
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        112 months ago

        Someone I know who gets all their news from Facebook hates the bill because the border shouldn’t be tied to foreign aid. Nevermind the fact that’s literally what Republicans have been trying to do for months.

        • Goku
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          82 months ago

          Well hes on to something… These bills are so jam packed with tons of random shit because that’s the only way to get it enough votes to pass.

          I also don’t think border reform should be married to humanitary aid but here we are.

          That said… There’s much larger problems to solve than deconvolving our bills.

          • @SkyezOpen@lemmy.world
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            62 months ago

            I also don’t think border reform should be married to humanitary aid but here we are.

            Same, and also funding genocide in Israel in addition, but Republicans refused to consider aid for Ukraine that wasn’t tied to the border. Then they refused it because it was tied to the border. They’re obstructionists for the sake of it.

      • dustycups
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        62 months ago

        Some people’s idea of 4d chess is shitting on the board then claiming victory when their opponent leaves.

      • @SlopppyEngineer@lemmy.world
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        They have to be seen as chasing the car, not catching it.

        If the border would close and all the exploitable labor disappears then there would be panic with their voters, certainly when the effects start to hit with Trump in office.

      • @cybersandwich@lemmy.world
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        32 months ago

        They need a boogeyman and something to scare their supporters. Scary illegals, wide open borders, people taking their jobs, etc are scary. If they fix it they can’t campaign on it anymore.