Senate sends new Iran oil sanctions to Biden’s desk

By Andres Picon | 04/24/2024 06:41 AM EDT

The $95 billion package passed late Tuesday following intense opposition from some conservatives and a handful of Democrats.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) speaking Tuesday in defense of funding for Ukraine, Israel and the Indo-Pacific. Francis Chung/POLITICO

The Senate passed a national security spending package late Tuesday, ending a monthslong foreign aid debate that has dominated Capitol Hill.

The $95 billion package, which the House advanced Saturday, cleared the Senate on a 79-18 roll call as H.R. 815 after hours of debate.

“Today, the Senate sends a unified message to the entire world,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said after a key procedural vote.


“In a resounding bipartisan vote, the relentless work of six long months has paid off. Congress is sending the supplemental to President [Joe] Biden’s desk.”