WASHINGTON D.C. — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators approved a $95 billion foreign aid bill for Israel, Taiwan and Ukraine, setting up a showdown in the House of Representatives where Republican leaders have resisted such legislation.

The Senate voted 70-29 to approve the bill early Tuesday, with 22 Republican senators supporting final passage. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., praised the upper chamber of Congress for passing “one of the most historic and consequential bills ever passed by the Senate.”

“These past few months have been a great test for the United States Senate, to see if we could escape the centrifugal pull of partisanship and muster the will to defend Western democracy when it mattered most,” Schumer said in brief remarks on the floor of the Senate. Senate. Senate in Washington, DC “This morning, the Senate resoundingly passed the test.”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who voted with 21 of his Republican colleagues to advance the bill, issued a statement praising the passage as an affirmation “that reaffirms the commitment to rebuild and modernize our military, restore our credibility and give the current Commander in Chief, as well as the next, more tools to ensure our interest.”

“History settles all accounts,” McConnell added. “And today, on the value of American leadership and strength, history will record that the Senate did not bat an eyelid.”

The successful Senate vote comes after months of wrangling over whether and how more foreign funding would be approved, with conservatives initially saying U.S. President Joe Biden’s request for that money had to be tied to a review of border policy and of immigration.

However, a Senate deal brokered between Democrats and Republicans to seriously beef up border security along with new aid was quickly criticized by some members of the GOP as insufficient and weakened by loopholes. Instead, the Senate moved forward with the current legislation, which eliminated the immigration provisions.

It is unclear what fate the bill will face in the lower house of Congress, which recently tried unsuccessfully to pass stand-alone legislation just to send aid to Israel in its war against Hamas, the Palestinian militant group that rules the neighboring Gaza Strip. House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-Louisiana, has suggested that the Senate proposal is unlikely to get a vote or even be debated in his chamber.

However, the Senate majority leader said he was encouraged by Tuesday’s vote.

“With the strong bipartisan support we have here in the Senate with this vote, I believe that if President Johnson brings this bill to the House, it will pass with the same strong bipartisan support,” Schumer said.

ABC News’ Lauren Peller and Morgan Winsor contributed to this report.

By Sam