Breaking News: American Senate Releases $118 Billion, $14 Billion Aid Package for Israel

Lawmakers disclosed on Sunday a comprehensive $118 billion package encompassing a long-anticipated bipartisan resolution for addressing the migrant crisis at the southern border. The proposal also allocates new aid for Ukraine, Israel, and other U.S. allies. Despite these efforts, the path forward in the House appears challenging, as Republican leadership promptly criticized the initiative.

After months of speculation, the unveiling of the 370-page bill enables leaders, including skeptical Republicans, to scrutinize the legislation independently. The bill includes a supplemental aid package, fulfilling President Joe Biden’s request for $60 billion for Ukraine, $14 billion for Israel, and $10 billion for humanitarian aid, including in Gaza.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., expressed his intention to initiate the legislative consideration process this week, citing strong support among Senators. However, the agreement faces notable opposition from former President Donald Trump and other GOP leaders, raising uncertainties about its passage in Congress.

House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., criticized the bill on Sunday evening, describing it as “even worse than expected” and predicting it would be “dead on arrival” in the House. Even some Republican senators, such as Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, voiced immediate disapproval, stating, “I cannot understand how any Republican would think this was a good idea.”