Senator Rand Paul delivered arguments to put restrictions and conditions on monetary aid to foreign countries moments before the Senate voted to continue those same policies without any restrictions.

 

Brevard Times has more along with the vote tally:

Rubio, Nelson Vote For Foreign Aid To Libya, Pakistan, Egypt

Sen. Paul’s bill, S. 3576, called for a prohibition of U.S. aid funds to the governments of Egypt, Libya and Pakistan contingent upon the release to U.S. authorities the aggressors who attacked our embassy and consulate in Egypt and Libya, respectively, and the release of Dr. Shakil Afridi, currently held by the Pakistani government.

 

“In no way should the United States government be sending money to governments who are not our ally, who blatantly do not respect our country, and who work to compromise the safety of our allies and citizens abroad. I am pleased that the Senate leadership has listened to my pleas for an end to this and have agreed to debate and vote on this pressing issue,” Sen. Paul said.

 

Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) both voted for continued foreign aid to those mid-east countries.  The total U.S. foreign aid given to Pakistan, Libya and Egypt equals roughly $4 billion per year.
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