U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) walks toward the Senate Chambers early on Saturday March 23, 2024 in Washington, DC. The Senate passed a $1.2 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September and avert a partial shutdown. President Biden signed the bill into law later in the day.

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Sanders: 'The Netanyahu Gov't Should Not Receive Another Penny from US'

The bill passed the Senate in a 74-24 vote at 2:03AM

Following the passing of the U.S. government appropriations bill early Saturday morning, Senator Bernie Sanders said:

I voted NO on the appropriations bill that the Senate passed last night. While hundreds of thousands of Palestinian children face starvation in Gaza, this bill actually prohibits funding to UNWRA, the key United Nations aid agency delivering life-saving humanitarian support. This will only intensify the already horrific situation in Gaza. This bill also provides another $3.3 billion in U.S. military aid for Netanyahu’s right-wing government to continue this barbaric war. The Netanyahu government should not receive another penny from U.S. taxpayers.

The bill passed the Senate in a 74-24 vote at 2:03AM Saturday morning following hours of intense negotiations.

Later on Saturday, President Biden signed the $1.2 trillion government funding bill to stave off a government shutdown.

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