Senate rejects Rand Paul-backed plan to end Egypt aid
July 31st, 2013
03:26 PM ET

Senate rejects Rand Paul-backed plan to end Egypt aid

By Lisa Desjardins

The Senate on Wednesday defeated a proposal to cut off U.S. aid to Egypt. The measure, pushed by Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky in the wake of the military takeover in Egypt, only got the backing of 13 senators.

The measure would have shut off $1.5 billion in aid to Cairo.

The proposal from Paul was not new. A similar measure of his received just 10 votes last fall.

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