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{TRT 1:20} <Sen. Chuck Schumer/D-NY> 14-18 <Sen. Mitch McConnell/R-KY> 31-35 <Sen Tommy Tubberville (R-AL)>39-46 <Sen. Rand Paul/R-KY>58-1:06 {ANCHOR} <THE SENATE IS TEEING UP A VOTE TO PASS A MASSIVE FOREIGN AID BILL OUR DC'S RAQUEL MARTIN JOINS US LIVE RAQUEL THIS COMES AFTER THE PLAN CLEARED A MAJOR HURDLE OVER THE WEEKEND> {INTRO} <THAT'S RIGHT WHILE MOST AMERICANS WERE WATCHING THE SUPER BOWL SENATORS WERE HERE IN WASHINGTON WORKING OVERTIME TO ADVANCE THIS MASSIVE PACKAGE... IT IS POISED TO PASS IN THE SENATE BUT NOT WITHOUT SOME VERY VOCAL PUSH BACK FROM REPUBLICANS > {PKG} <Sen. Chuck Schumer/D-NY> "It's time to finish the job and get this critical bill passed" AFTER WEEKS OF PARTISAN BICKERING THE SENATE IS MOVING SLOWLY... TOWARD PASSING... A 95 POINT 3 BILLION DOLLAR PACKAGE TO HELP ISRAEL TAIWAN AND UKRAINE <Sen. Chuck Schumer/D-NY> "It's a down payment for the survival of western democracy and the survival of American values." SENATE MAJORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER IS PUSHING FOR FINAL APPROVAL OF THE BILL THIS WEEK... 18 REPUBLICANS LED BY SENATE MINORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL VOTED TO ADVANCE THE PACKAGE OVER THE WEEKEND. <Sen. Mitch McConnell/R-KY> "today it's no exaggeration to say that the eyes of the world are on the United States Senate" BUT THE VAST MAJORITY OF SENATE REPUBLICANS REMAIN DEAD SET AGAINST the bill... <Sen Tommy Tubberville (R-AL)> "We should not send a dime to Ukraine until our borders are fully secure" <Sen. Rand Paul/R-KY> "We're being invaded" KENTUCKY REPUBLICAN SENATOR RAND PAUL IS WORKING TO DELAY THE PROCESS AS LONG AS HE CAN ON THE FLOOR HE SLAMMED SENATE LEADERSHIP FOR WORKING IN CAHOOTS TO FORCE THE DEAL THROUGH <Sen. Rand Paul/R-KY> Open the champagne, pop the cork, the Senate Democrat leader and the Republican leader are on the way to Kyiv." THE BILL WOULD SEND 60 BILLION DOLLARS TO UKRAINE TO SUPPORT ITS WAR AGAINST RUSSIA U-S AID TO UKRAINE RAN OUT LAST MONTH. MONDAY THE PRESIDENT SAID CONGRESS MUST STEP UP. <POTUS> "We have to end the political games folks." {TAG} <ONCE THE BILL MAKES IT PAST THE SENATE IT FACES A POTENTIALLY EVEN BIGGER HURDLE THE REPUBLICAN LED HOUSE RIGHT NOW IT REMAINS UNCLEAR IF SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE MIKE JOHNSON WILL BRING THE BILL TO A VOTE>

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