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This Week in Congress

After four months of negotiations led by Sens. Murphy (D-CT), Lankford (R-OK), and Sinema (I-AZ), Republican senators quickly abandoned a deal on immigration legislation regarding amnesty and border-crossing provisions.  On Sunday in a rare Superbowl session, the Senate passed 67-27 supplemental legislation that would fund Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan.  The package faces some resistance from Republicans, who say they will not back further aid to Ukraine unless it’s amended to include border policy changes.  In the House, the fate of this supplemental funding package remains uncertain due to widespread opposition from House Republicans.  The legislation includes a total of $95.34 billion:

  • $60.06 billion to support Ukraine;
  • $14.1 billion in security assistance for Israel;
  • $2.44 billion to support operations in the U.S. Central Command and address combat expenditures related to conflict in the Red Sea;
  • $9.15 billion in humanitarian assistance for the West Bank, Gaza, Ukraine, and other countries;
  • $4.83 billion to support key regional partners in the Indo-Pacific and deter aggression by the Chinese government;
  • $481 million to continue support for Ukrainians displaced by the war;
  • $400 million for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program to help nonprofits and places of worship make security enhancements; and
  • The "Fentanyl Eradication and Narcotics Deterrence (FEND) Off Fentanyl Act."