The United States Senate has unveiled a $118bn bipartisan deal that would boost border security and provide wartime aid for Israel and Ukraine.
United States President, Joe Biden and Democratic and Republican leaders in the Senate have been pushing to resupply Ukraine with wartime aid but have faced resistance from conservative Republicans who have insisted on measures to tackle illegal immigration at the border with Mexico.
The bill announced on Sunday would provide $60bn in aid to Ukraine, whose efforts to push back Russia’s invasion have been hampered by a halt in US shipments of ammunition and missiles.
Biden on Sunday urged Congress to swiftly pass the deal so he could sign it into law, warning Republicans who have expressed alarm about the security of the border that doing nothing is not an option.
Democratic Senate Majority Leader, Chuck Schumer said he would aim to hold a vote on the bill on Wednesday, describing the package as a monumental step towards strengthening America’s national security abroad and along our borders.