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US Senate passes $95b aid for Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan with the support of 80 Senators

The US Senate has approved aid bills for both Israel and Ukraine with a majority vote. The bill received 80 votes in favor while 19 senators opposed it.

The US President Biden will sign the bills today, paving the way for the release of the aid to Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan.

According to foreign media reports, the aid package of $95 billion includes $61 billion reserved for Ukraine and $26 billion allocated for Israel, specifically for operations in Gaza.

Additionally, the US government has approved $8.12 billion for Taiwan.

In another development, the US Senate passed a bill concerning a potential ban on TikTok.

The Chinese company has been given a nine-month period to sell its stocks in the USA.

Earlier, last week the US House of Representatives passed a $95 billion legislative package with broad bipartisan support, providing security assistance to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, despite objections from some Republican hardliners.

The package includes $17 billion in defense aid to Israel and around $9 billion for humanitarian relief, including assistance for Gaza and other war-torn regions (the final decision on allocation will be determined by the White House, with an expected $2 billion going to Gaza).

The legislation now moves to the Democratic-majority Senate, which passed a similar measure over two months ago. Leaders from both parties, including Democratic President Joe Biden and top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell, have been urging Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson to bring it up for a vote.

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