Senate Unveils A Bill Costing U.S. Taxpayers $118.28 BILLION DOLLARS: What Do You Think?


According to Chief Whitehouse Correspondent Simon Ateba, The $118.28 Bill for taxpayers is a national security supplemental package that includes the following:

  • $60.06 BILLION to support Ukraine as it fights Putin’s bloody invasion and protects its people and sovereignty.
  • $14.1 BILLION in security assistance for Israel.
  • $2.44 BILLION to support operations in U.S. Central Command and address combat expenditures related to the conflict in the Red Sea.
  • $10 BILLION in humanitarian assistance to provide food, water,shelter, medical care, and other essential services to civilians in Gaza and the West Bank, Ukraine and other populations caught in conflict zones across the globe.
  • $4.83 BILLION to  support key regional partners in the Indo-Pacific and deter aggression by the Chinese government.
  • $2.33 BILLION to continue support for Ukrainians displaced by Putin’s war of aggression and other refugees fleeing persecution.
  • The bipartisan  border policy changes negotiated by Chris Murphy(D-CT), Krysten Sinema(I-AZ), and James Lankford (R-Oklahoma).
  • $20.23 BILLION to address existing operational needs and expand capabilities at our nation’s borders, resource the new border policies included in the package, and help stop the flow of fentanyl and other narcotics.
  • The Fentanyl Eradication and Narcotics Deterrence (FEND) Off Fentanyl Act.
  • $400 MILLION for the NonProfit Security Program to help nonprofits and places of worship make security enhancements.

House Speaker @SpeakerJohnson calls it “dead on arrival.” President Biden praises it.

Here are 8 Takeaways:

1. Bipartisan border deal combines migration measures with Ukraine funding.

2. The$118 billion national security legislation addresses U.S.-Mexico border concerns.

3. Senate Majority Leader Schumer has scheduled a speedy procedural vote for Wednesday to move the legislation forward.

4. The bill, if passed, marks a significant Congress action on immigration after decades.

5. Proposed changes to asylum, parole, and border shutdown aim to discourage irregular migration.

6. Trigger mechanism allows border shutdown if crossings exceed a specified threshold, expiring in three years.

7. Deal includes Democratic priorities like family-based visas, work visas, and the right to counsel for migrants.

8. The bill includes money for Ukraine war.

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