Senate On Super Sunday Passes Preliminary Vote On $95B Aid Package For Ukraine, Israel

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 15: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) (L) talks with Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) before the ceremony where U.S. President Joe Biden signed the “Consolidated Appropriations Act" in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on March 15, 2022 in Washington, DC. Averting a looming government shutdown, the $1.5 trillion budget -- which includes $14 billion in humanitarian, military and economic assistance to Ukraine -- will fund the federal government through September 2022. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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.