American aid package to Ukraine voted down

The US aid package to Ukraine has been voted down in the Senate.

The proposal, which would involve aid of just over 60 billion dollars to Ukraine, was presented as a bill for a total of 118 billion dollars. It included, among other things, $14 billion to Israel, humanitarian aid to Gaza, aid to war refugees and money to strengthen the US’s southern border.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, says he will quickly get a second vote to approve the foreign aid.