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In a twist that’s bound to disrupt Super Bowl weekend plans, the Senate finds itself in a bind, thanks to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) who’s thrown a wrench in the works. Paul’s staunch refusal to expedite the voting process for a hefty $95.3 billion bill, aimed at bolstering Ukraine, Israel, and other key national security interests, has senators bracing for an extended session.

Labeling the bill as “rotten,” Paul made it clear to the press that he’s not budging on the voting timeline, not until “hell freezes over,” so to speak. This firm stance has slowed the Senate’s progress to a crawl on this crucial emergency defense spending package, which already faces a murky fate in the GOP-dominated House.

Paul took to X, the platform once known as Twitter, to voice his objections, stating, “I’ll object to anything speeding up this rotten foreign spending bill’s passage. It’s a terrible idea to put forward and pass a bill that tries to secure other countries’ borders before we secure our own. We need to address our problems here at home in a REAL way.”

In response, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has rallied the Senate, informing his colleagues of a scheduled vote on a procedural motion to kickstart debate on the bill at 7 p.m. Friday. Despite the Senate’s initial plans for a two-week recess starting Saturday, Schumer has made it clear that they’ll remain in session until the bill is passed, offering Republicans the opportunity to vote on amendments if they’re willing to accelerate the process.

Schumer expressed his hopes for bipartisan cooperation, stating, “I hope our Republican colleagues can work with us to reach an agreement on amendments, so we can move this process along. Nevertheless, the Senate will keep working on this bill until the job is done.”

Should Paul extend the floor debate to its maximum length, the final vote could be pushed to Tuesday, further prolonging the Senate’s deliberations on this pivotal piece of legislation.