Harris makes rare recess appearance to help pass Afghanistan evacuee bill


The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to assist the Americans who were forced to leave Afghanistan amid the U.S. withdrawal from the war-torn country, with Vice President Kamala Harris making a rare recess appearance to preside over the chamber.

The legislation, which cleared the House last week, boosts repatriation funding to aid the more than 5,000 Americans who were evacuated from Afghanistan this month after the Taliban rapidly took control of the country.

On Monday, the U.S. completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan,

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