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Here are the 11 GOP senators who voted against the Ukraine aid bill


The package that passed 86-11 will give Ukraine another round of military and humanitarian assistance as the war with Russia drags on. 

Despite support from Democratic and GOP leadership, 11 Republicans broke from their party and voted against the aid. 

The conservative effort to stop the bill first began last week when the House sent the legislation to the Senate, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) objected to the measure. Paul delayed the passage of the bill by a week because he wanted language in the legislation that would have created an inspector general role to oversee Ukraine's funds. 

By the time the final vote came, 10 other Republicans joined Paul in opposing the measure.

"If Congress really believed giving Ukraine $40B was in our national interest, they could easily pay for it by taxing every income taxpayer $500," Paul tweeted Tuesday. "My guess is they choose to borrow the $ bc Americans might just decide they need the $500 more to pay for gas."

Republican Sen. Josh Hawley (Mo.) tweeted Monday he was against the bill because it did not serve "American interests."

"It neglects priorities at home (the border), allows Europe to freeload, short changes critical interests abroad and comes w/ no meaningful oversight," Hawley said.