Divided over immigration, U.S. Senate blocks advancing aid for Ukraine, Israel 

By: - December 7, 2023 5:20 am
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks during a news briefing after a weekly Senate Republican Policy Luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 5, 2023 in Washington, D.C. McConnell said Dec. 6 that Republicans would block a supplemental spending package that would have provided aid to Israel and Ukraine because it “fails to address America’s top national security priorities in a serious way.” (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks during a news briefing after a weekly Senate Republican Policy Luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 5, 2023 in Washington, D.C. McConnell said Dec. 6 that Republicans would block a supplemental spending package that would have provided aid to Israel and Ukraine because it “fails to address America’s top national security priorities in a serious way.” (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.

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