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The U.S. Senate voted 70-29 early this morning to pass Biden’s war budget, with 22 Republicans joining almost all the Democrats for passage. “With this bill, the Senate declares that American leadership will not waiver, will not falter, will not fail,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who worked closely with Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on the legislation. The Republicans who voted “no” did everything they could to slow the process, just as they had promised to do, including keeping the Senate in session all night.

Despite the Senate passage, House Speaker Mike Johnson has already declared the bill dead-on-arrival in the House. He issued a statement last night declaring that he won’t move it forward without security provisions for the southern U.S. border. The Senate removed such provisions from the bill in the hope that, without them, the bill would have a better chance of passing the House. That strategy is now looking like an embarrassing failure.

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