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In Ukraine, Schumer challenges Speaker Johnson to 'rise to the occasion' and pass more US aid

Feb. 23, 2024 14:03 PM EST

Standing on Ukrainian soil in a surprise visit with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer challenged House Speaker Mike Johnson to take up a $95 billion national security package that includes aid for the country as it battles Russia's invasion. “The...

Democrats embrace tougher border enforcement, seeing Trump's demolition of deal as a 'gift'

Feb. 15, 2024 00:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's border proposal was one of the toughest bipartisan bills to emerge on the issue in decades. Yet it quickly collapsed when Republicans — galvanized by Donald Trump, the likely Republican presidential nominee — rejected the compromise as insufficient. ...

GOP-led House impeaches Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas — by one vote — over border management

Feb. 13, 2024 22:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House voted Tuesday to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, with the Republican majority determined to punish the Biden administration over its handling of the U.S-Mexico border after failing last week in a politically embarrassing setback. ...

Biden warns opposing Ukraine funding plays 'into Putin's hands,' but faces resistance in House

Feb. 13, 2024 15:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday called for House Republicans to urgently bring a $95.3 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan to a vote, warning that refusal to take up the bill, passed by the Senate in the morning, would be “playing into Putin’s hands.” ...

House speaker casts doubts on Ukraine and Israel aid package as senators grind toward final vote

Feb. 12, 2024 23:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson late Monday sharply criticized a $95.3 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and other countries, casting serious doubts about the future of the package just as Senate leaders were slowly muscling it toward a final vote. Senate...

Senators push forward with Ukraine aid package as their leaders say the world is watching

Feb. 11, 2024 17:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As former President Donald Trump and a growing number of Republicans oppose U.S. aid to Ukraine, the Senate's leaders argued in strong terms on Sunday that the money is crucial to pushing back against Russian President Vladimir Putin and maintaining America's global standing. ...

The Senate is pushing past far-right objections to aiding Ukraine. But next steps are uncertain

Feb. 09, 2024 21:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate is plodding past far-right Republican opposition to helping Ukraine fight Russia, working through the weekend on a $95.3 billion military aid package for Kyiv, Israel and other allies that could be President Joe Biden's last chance for now to deliver substantial...

The Senate votes to begin working on a last-ditch effort to approve funds for Ukraine and Israel

Feb. 08, 2024 18:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Overcoming a week of setbacks, the Senate on Thursday voted to begin work on a package of wartime funding for Ukraine, Israel and other U.S. allies. But doubts remained about support from Republicans who earlier rejected a carefully negotiated compromise that also included...

Senate Republicans block bipartisan border package, then scramble to find support for Ukraine aid

Feb. 07, 2024 20:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wartime aid for Ukraine was left hanging in the Senate Wednesday after Republicans blocked a bipartisan border package that had been tied to the funding, then struggled to coalesce around a plan to salvage the aid for Kyiv. After GOP senators scuttled months of...

Senate Republicans resist advancing on border policy bill, leaving aid for Ukraine in doubt

Feb. 07, 2024 17:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a torrent of criticism from conservatives, Senate Republicans on Monday resisted advancing on a bipartisan proposal intended to clamp down on illegal border crossings, signaling a likely defeat in Congress that would leave leaders with no clear path to approve wartime aid...