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US Senate Passes $95.3b Package For Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan And Indo-pacific by God1000(m): 9:51am On Apr 24
The final approval on Tuesday night by the Senate ends months of uncertainty and delays about whether the US would continue to back Kyiv in its fight against Russian aggression

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev8lXFKRMEc

The US Senate has voted overwhelmingly to provide a USD 95.3 billion aid package to Ukraine and Israel and to strengthen the security of America and its allies in the Indo-Pacific, including Taiwan.

The final approval on Tuesday night by the Senate ends months of uncertainty and delays about whether the US would continue to back Kyiv in its fight against Russian aggression.

The bill was passed in a bipartisan vote of 79-18.

The bill passed on Tuesday by the House of Representatives earlier now heads to the White House for President Joe Biden to sign it into law.

I will sign this bill into law and address the American people as soon as it reaches my desk tomorrow so we can begin sending weapons and equipment to Ukraine this week,” Biden said in a statement.

“The need is urgent: for Ukraine, facing unrelenting bombardment from Russia; for Israel, which just faced unprecedented attacks from Iran; for refugees and those impacted by conflicts and natural disasters around the world, including in Gaza, Sudan, and Haiti; and for our partners seeking security and stability in the Indo-Pacific,” he said.

The bill broadly has four parts: First, a USD 60.8 billion Ukraine aid measure, a USD 26.4 billion bill for Israel and humanitarian relief, a USD 8.1 billion package for Taiwan and other Indo-Pacific region allies and a "sidecar" bill dealing with issues ranging from TikTok to frozen Russian assets.

The bill gives USD 23.2 billion to replenish stocks of US weapons and equipment sent to Ukraine through presidential drawdown authority and to expand defence industrial base and it allocates USD 13.8 billion in direct support for the Ukrainian military. It directs the president to transfer long-range tactical missiles, known as ATACMS, to the Ukrainian Army, unless the president determines that doing so would be detrimental to US security interests.

The bill gives USD 5.4 billion to replenish stocks of US weapons and equipment delivered to Israel and to expand the defence industrial base, USD 5.2 billion for Iron Dome, David’s Sling and Iron Beam defence systems and USD2.4 billion for US Central Command operations in the Middle East.

It also allocates USD 9.2 billion for humanitarian assistance in Gaza, Haiti, Sudan, Ethiopia, Congo and other conflict zones. However, no funds can be transferred to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency; certification is required that no funding is diverted to Hamas.

On the Indo-Pacific the bill allocates USD 3.3 billion to develop US submarine infrastructure, including dry dock construction; USD2 billion in assistance for Taiwan, the Philippines and other regional allies to purchase US weapons and equipment.

To replenish US stocks of weapons and equipment sent to the region and expand the defence industrial base USD 2 billion was allocated; USD 542 million for US Indo-Pacific Command operations and USD 250 million for World Bank International Development Association loans and grants.

Among other things, the bill requires Chinese-owned ByteDance Ltd. to divest its stake in TikTok within one year of enactment or US app stores and internet hosting services would be barred from carrying the product.

It bans data brokers from selling Americans’ personal information to countries such as China, Russia, Iran and North Korea or organisations controlled by those governments.

The bill authorises the seizure of frozen Russian assets in the US for transfer to a “Ukraine Support Fund” for economic assistance and creates an international fund to receive frozen Russian assets from foreign partners to compensate Ukraine.

It also imposes sanctions on Iranian oil exports and ballistic-missile technology as well as Iranian leaders; on Hamas and affiliated organizations; and on individuals involved in the trafficking of Captagon.

The components of the bill are nearly identical to one that passed the Senate with bipartisan support in February. It includes USD 60.8 billion for Ukraine; USD 26.4 billion for Israel and humanitarian aid for civilians in conflict zones, including Gaza; and USD 8.1 billion for the Indo-Pacific region.

Nine Republicans who opposed the Senate-passed aid legislation in February supported the bill this time.

When Senator Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma changed his vote on Tuesday, this time agreeing to advance the legislation, Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the minority leader, gave him a thumbs-up on the Senate floor.

“Seventy-five per cent of the bill, the total funding, stays within the United States,” Mullin said on Newsmax, explaining his support for the bill.

“That’s what a lot of people don’t realise. This goes to our defence industry; this goes to replenishing our munitions.”

https://www.telegraphindia.com/world/united-states-senate-passes-95-3-billion-package-for-ukraine-israel-taiwan-and-indo-pacific/cid/2015425

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Re: US Senate Passes $95.3b Package For Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan And Indo-pacific by God1000(m): 9:51am On Apr 24
This money is Three times our national budget in Nigeria and just to fund wars, well I don't see how this package will bring lasting peace to these countries, it only serves US interest.

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Re: US Senate Passes $95.3b Package For Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan And Indo-pacific by God1000(m): 9:56am On Apr 24
Urheadmaster:
You can't compare the shit-hole i mean the zoo to the great America the land of opportunitiestongue
please Nigeria is not a zoo

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Re: US Senate Passes $95.3b Package For Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan And Indo-pacific by Urheadmaster(m): 9:58am On Apr 24
Okay, is a shit-hole
God1000:
please Nigeria is not a zoo

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Re: US Senate Passes $95.3b Package For Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan And Indo-pacific by God1000(m): 10:01am On Apr 24
Urheadmaster:
Okay, is a shit-hole
Some things are better left unsaid

I want to see a prosperous Nigeria in my lifetime, it sounds like a wishful thinking but I'm hopeful.

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Re: US Senate Passes $95.3b Package For Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan And Indo-pacific by 43Ronin: 10:34am On Apr 24
That is why people are gona vote out democrats. Taking hard earned fund of Americans to dash defense contractors in d guise of war. Thereby increasing inflation and shrinking the pockets of d middle-class

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Re: US Senate Passes $95.3b Package For Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan And Indo-pacific by Ayoola171(m): 10:34am On Apr 24
Okay
Re: US Senate Passes $95.3b Package For Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan And Indo-pacific by Fiscus105(m): 10:34am On Apr 24
Wen would Russia does her own package for her godsons oooooo?


Waiting to see billions dollars packages for Niger, Palestine , Burkina Faso and other hopeless republics ooo.

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Re: US Senate Passes $95.3b Package For Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan And Indo-pacific by Emeskhalifa(m): 10:34am On Apr 24
See cashout abeg.
Re: US Senate Passes $95.3b Package For Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan And Indo-pacific by Emeskhalifa(m): 10:34am On Apr 24
Always have a motive.
Ukraine to Pepper Russia
Israel to pepper Iran and Arabs
Taiwan to pepper China
Even the Indo Pacific own, I am sure na to pepper a bigger country they don't like

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Re: US Senate Passes $95.3b Package For Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan And Indo-pacific by Enemyofpeace: 10:35am On Apr 24
War without end, amen
Re: US Senate Passes $95.3b Package For Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan And Indo-pacific by vRendoh(m): 10:35am On Apr 24
US go drown their economy very soon

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Re: US Senate Passes $95.3b Package For Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan And Indo-pacific by sofeo(m): 10:35am On Apr 24
Money printer activated.
Tax payers money.

Inflation loading.

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Re: US Senate Passes $95.3b Package For Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan And Indo-pacific by tefishy(m): 10:36am On Apr 24
embarassed
Tupac was right afterall.

“They got money for wars, but can't feed the poor,”

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Re: US Senate Passes $95.3b Package For Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan And Indo-pacific by Yankee101: 10:36am On Apr 24
And potentially banning tik tok in the US if not removed from Chinese control

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Re: US Senate Passes $95.3b Package For Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan And Indo-pacific by jmoore(m): 10:37am On Apr 24
God1000:
This money is Three times our national budget in Nigeria and just to fund wars, well I don't see how this package will bring lasting peace to these countries, it only serves US interest.

It will save the countries from going into extinction.

Stop wailing!

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Re: US Senate Passes $95.3b Package For Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan And Indo-pacific by Zxcvbnmghtr: 10:37am On Apr 24
Urheadmaster:
You can't compare the shit-hole i mean the zoo to the great America the land of opportunitiestongue

They are trying to prevent this.

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Re: US Senate Passes $95.3b Package For Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan And Indo-pacific by ozo13(m): 10:38am On Apr 24
Using money to support the enemies of ur enemy.US and money/war politics

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Re: US Senate Passes $95.3b Package For Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan And Indo-pacific by RealLordZeus(m): 10:39am On Apr 24
Urheadmaster:
You can't compare the shit-hole i mean the zoo to the great America the land of opportunitiestongue
They ve got funds for war when more than half a million of Americans are also homeless.

Nigeria may be a zoo to you but some sane people actually thrive and flourish in Nigeria

You are what you desire.

We have our problem as a nation and its embarrassing to say the least, but contribute your own quota and wish things well

If you are thoroughly checked, you may be one of the problems of Nigeria coz in my experience a lot of people nagging about the welfare of the nation are more corrupt than imagined

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Re: US Senate Passes $95.3b Package For Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan And Indo-pacific by Objectivist04: 10:39am On Apr 24
$24b for Isreal, that is a huge one.
I pity Hamas and their human shield

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Re: US Senate Passes $95.3b Package For Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan And Indo-pacific by handsomeyinka(m): 10:39am On Apr 24
In another news,

I heard Righteousness89 our own nairaland deputy Jesus is planning to also send his own palliative to Israel .

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Re: US Senate Passes $95.3b Package For Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan And Indo-pacific by Gadafii: 10:39am On Apr 24
Russia is really bleeding the united state and NATO

Despites billions of naira pledged to Ukraine, hundreds of tones of weapons and ammunition, Ukraine has not made any significant advancement in pushing Russia out of their territory, meanwhile Russia is in no hurry to end things in Ukraine as it looks

Same as isreal, they have killed everything in gaza except Hamas, by now one would have believed no hostage will be in Hamas possession despite the unrestricted bombardment of gaza for months

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Re: US Senate Passes $95.3b Package For Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan And Indo-pacific by Focusmind: 10:40am On Apr 24
See money, bikonu! Money that can reduce worldwide poverty by a decent level. Is it because they can print dollars? Russia will still destroy most of the arms and the remaining will be looted by the corrupt Kiev regime and the cycle goes on. Where are the so called " Leopard " tanks requested by Ukraine from Germany, which hundreds of them were sent for the Ukrainian counter offensive? 90% of the Leopard tanks have been put out of action by Russian anti tank and supersonic drone attacks. Ukraine should simply negotiate with Russia and ask America and EU for money to reconstruct Ukrainian infrastructure. Ukraine can never defeat Russia , militarily. Who is giving them this hope? The war mongers in both Brussels and Washington or what?

On the funny side, US is giving Ukraine $61bn while UK is providing a meagre £500m. grin. US na your mate? UK and frugality be like 5&6

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Re: US Senate Passes $95.3b Package For Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan And Indo-pacific by Felabrity: 10:40am On Apr 24
USA just dey print money everyday

No other country go fit dey see this kind money to waste

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Re: US Senate Passes $95.3b Package For Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan And Indo-pacific by PulaPower: 10:40am On Apr 24
They’ll make the money back by selling weapons..

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Re: US Senate Passes $95.3b Package For Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan And Indo-pacific by Gadafii: 10:41am On Apr 24
Objectivist04:
$24b for Isreal, that is a huge one.
I pity Hamas and their human shield
therr is nothing isreal will do in gaza that theu haven't done already, except the death of hamas

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Re: US Senate Passes $95.3b Package For Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan And Indo-pacific by Postinor: 10:41am On Apr 24
The actual god of israel is america

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Re: US Senate Passes $95.3b Package For Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan And Indo-pacific by kiddkash(m): 10:41am On Apr 24
I will make this amount of money
Re: US Senate Passes $95.3b Package For Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan And Indo-pacific by Matheusmartin: 10:41am On Apr 24
...
Usa na better father Christmas grin


But for long will they continue doing this??
Re: US Senate Passes $95.3b Package For Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan And Indo-pacific by P1PrinceKT(m): 10:41am On Apr 24
America is just a Boss not a leader.

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