What’s in the $118 billion Senate security bill
February 5, 2024 - The U.S. Senate has unveiled a $118 billion bipartisan security bill to put new restrictions on the U.S. border and provide military aid to Israel and Ukraine.
The bill would introduce much more severe measures to try to stem border crossings, which are at record levels.
The influx is one of the biggest political headaches facing Joe Biden.
The Democratic-led Senate will vote on the bill this week, but a senior House Republican said the bill was doomed.
Included in the huge $118bn funding deal is $60bn to support Ukraine in its fight against Russia and $14bn in security assistance for Israel.
The military aid became part of a Mexico border deal because Republicans had said they would not agree to more money being sent to Ukraine until action was taken to fix the migrant crisis, the BBC said.