US Senate rejects $118 billion funding package

US Senate rejects $118 billion funding package

Politics8 Feb '24 at 16:07Teacher: Joel de Boer

The US Senate has rejected the deal they negotiated for months. It concerns the agreement on a $118 billion financial package that provides for emergency aid to Ukraine and Israel on the one hand and stricter border controls in the United States on the other.

US Correspondent Postma knows what Trump's plan is to 'prevent President Biden from achieving victory and want to maintain his themes of immigration until Election Day'. (Unsplash)

The Republican Party recently endured a tumultuous 24 hours during which critical funding packages were blocked and a $95 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan failed. Republicans don't support it.

Financial compromise prevented

The fiscal compromise that Democrats and Republicans have worked on for months has now been completely dismantled. The disagreement stems from a growing divide among party members who are either for or against Donald Trump. American correspondent Postma said Trump advised his fellow party members to vote against the compromise, even though Republicans were engaged in negotiations. “It makes clear that Trump's shadow is still influencing the course of the Republican Party.”

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Republican faction

Postma tells us that the deep divisions within the Republican Party are evident in the uncertainty about their stance against Donald Trump. The former president still wields significant influence, with Trump openly opposing a major compromise and calling on members of his own party to do the same. Postma knew what Trump's plan was: 'Stop President Biden from winning. Trump wants to keep his immigration issues until Election Day.

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In the wake of these events, the Republican Party is organizing primaries in the state of Nevada. Surprisingly, Donald Trump appears to be the only serious candidate to participate. His rival, Nikki Haley, had already voted in another referendum in the state earlier this week, a result Republicans disapproved of.

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