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The United States Senate has revealed a bipartisan agreement, valued at $118 billion, aimed at enhancing border security and extending wartime assistance to Israel and Ukraine.

The package, a collaborative effort by President Joe Biden along with Democratic and Republican Senate leaders, seeks to replenish Ukraine’s military resources amidst its struggle against Russia’s invasion and to bolster Israel’s defense capabilities. In a readout, lawmakers said, “The bill announced on Sunday would provide $60bn in aid to Ukraine,” and includes:

  • Significant allocations for military aid to Israel.
  • Addressing security concerns in the Red Sea.
  • Supporting Asian partners amid escalating tensions between China and Taiwan.


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Addressing the pressing issue of illegal immigration, the proposed legislation introduces provisions to grant the president authority to expedite migrant expulsions under specific circumstances. This move comes as illegal immigration emerges as a pivotal topic in the upcoming presidential election, with Republican frontrunner Donald Trump emphasizing the theme of an “invasion” from the southern border.

President Biden has urged Congress to act promptly on the bill, stating, “Now we’ve reached an agreement on a bipartisan national security deal that includes the toughest and fairest set of border reforms in decades. I strongly support it.”

Despite the sense of urgency from the Senate and the White House, the bill’s journey through Congress is filled with challenges, particularly from the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. House Speaker Mike Johnson has expressed skepticism, suggesting the Senate’s proposal would be “dead on arrival” in the House.


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