Egypt to get $1.525 billion in aid

Fox has learned that omnibus spending bill will provide Egypt with $1.525 billion in aid for this fiscal year.

$1.3 billion is in military assistance and $250 million is in civilian assistance.

There were questions last summer about whether Egypt should receive any assistance at all because of the military coup. The coup put the U.S. in a strange position as it typically does not provide aid to nations and government after a coup of a democratically-elected government as it’s a violation of the law.