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Sen. Rand Paul stalls Biden’s $40B Ukraine aid vote

(R-KY) blocked the Senate from quickly passing a $40 billion aid package to after demanding language be added to the package to provide oversight for how the money is spent.

Paul provided his proposed change to the aid package’s language, which would set up an Inspector General to oversee how the funds are spent. The Hill reported Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) proposed a Thursday vote on the aid package and a separate vote on Paul’s amendment language, but Paul rejected that proposal. Paul instead wanted his language added to the aid package itself, instead of taking the chance that the aid package will pass but his oversight amendment will fail in a separate vote.

Paul explained his demand for the oversight and his opposition to quickly passing the bill in a series of tweets on Thursday.

“My oath

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