US legislators recommend huge cut to Ukraine assistance
(MENAFN) The United States Senate has achieved a temporary agreement on a payments bill required to prevent a federal budget disaster, with legislators approving to slash almost USD20 billion in anticipated help for Ukraine after push-back by some Republicans.
The upper chamber concluded discussion on the budget lawmaking on Tuesday evening, gathering the backing desirable to advance to a last vote, representatives from both groups stated.
“All through the weekend – night and day – Senate Democrats and Republicans worked in good faith to reach an agreement on a continuing resolution that will keep the government funded and avert a shutdown,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, stated in a declaration.
The halt-gap bill is going to allegedly assign USD6.2 billion for help to Ukraine, an important drop from the almost USD25 billion initially required by Democrats.
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