A $95 billion foreign aid package with funding for Ukraine has hit a snag on Capitol Hill. Missouri Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, a Kansas City Democrat, said the U.S. must continue to help Ukraine’s war against Russia.

“I’d say maybe 85 to 90% of the members of Congress support Ukraine funding, also funding for allies like Israel, and also humanitarian aid for the people from Hamas, who are moving from place to place to place and struggling,” he said.

The Biden Administration and Congress have already funneled more than $75 billion into the war.

“I think if we don’t do something and do it rather quickly, we are going to end up seeing the collapse of the Ukraine,” he said.

U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, has been vocal about his opposition to continuing to fund the war.

Meanwhile, for the first time in several years, Congress crafted a bipartisan plan to overhaul the country’s immigration policy. Missouri Congressman Emanuel Cleaver said then some presidential politics caused the deal to go south.

“Well unfortunately, I think Donald Trump jumped in the middle of this and had he not jumped in it, I think we would all around the country today feel a little bit better about the southern border,” said Cleaver.

Conservatives said the measure did not go far enough to limit immigration. It would have enacted tougher standards for people seeking asylum.

“I do think we need to strengthen our immigration laws,” he said. “I think we’ve got to right now halt immigration. I think that’s why the President supported the legislation that came out because it was not by any means a liberal piece of legislation.”

Cleaver talked to reporters in Jefferson City Tuesday for the opening day that candidates can file to run for office. He is seeking re-election.

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