8 Feb 2024

US senate expected to vote on aid for Israel and Ukraine

From Morning Report, 6:16 am on 8 February 2024

US Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer is expected to force a vote on a stripped-down aid package for Israel and Ukraine.

The bill originally contained provisions to address security at the US-Mexico border, however, reported pressure from Donald Trump saw a number of Republicans withdraw their support.

Washington correspondent Caroline Malone spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.