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Senate kills Rand Paul attempt to cut Egypt aid

Posted By admin On August 1, 2013 @ 1:38 am In World News | Comments Disabled

BURGESS EVERETT
Politico [1]
August 1, 2013

The Senate on Wednesday killed a measure from Sen. Rand Paul that would have cut off United States aid to Egypt.

Paul’s amendment to the transportation spending bill would have redirected the approximately $1.5 billion in annual aid to crumbling bridges in the U.S. And though the upper chamber defeated the proposal, simply getting a vote on Egypt aid was viewed as a victory in Paul world.

The vote was to table the amendment, meaning a “yea” vote was against Paul’s plan. The vote was 86-13.

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) voted with Paul, as did a small group of GOP senators that included Mike Lee of Utah, Ted Cruz of Texas and Chuck Grassley of Iowa.

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