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Senate Approves Foreign Aid Package

The Senate, by a vote of 56- to 24, approved today and sent to the White House the $5.1 billion foreign aid appropriation legislation drafted by a Senate House conference. The House yesterday approved the measure by 216 to 155.

President Ford is expected to sign the legislation which provides Israel $1 billion in foreign military credit sales, up to half of which is to be forgiven, and also $735 million in economic security assistance. Security assistance also is provided to Egypt in the amount of $700 million, Syria $80 million and Jordan $70 million. in addition, the President is authorized to provide military assistance to Jordan from a pool of $740 million available to him.

The Administration had earmarked $55 million in military assistance and $75 million in credit sales for Jordan. The legislation is for the fiscal year 1977, which begins Oct. 1.