The Senate passed a preliminary vote Sunday afternoon toward trying to pass a $95.34 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan.
Senate Democrat leader Chuck Schumer required members to stay on Capitol Hill, delaying the start of a two-week recess, to work on the legislation.
The vote Sunday, in which the Kansas City Chiefs play the San Francisco 49ers for the NFL Super Bowl, is a so-called “procedural vote” leading to a final vote.
The final vote still faces tough odds considering the Senate makeup is 51 Democrats and 49 Republicans and needs 60 votes for passage.
However, if the bill passes it would also face long odds toward final passage in the GOP-controlled House.