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US Congress approves Ukraine aid bill

Lawmakers have authorized about $61 billion in additional spending to support Kiev in the conflict with Russia

US lawmakers have broken a logjam on providing more weapons and money to Ukraine by passing an emergency spending bill that had been stalled since last fall on concern that Washington was merely prolonging the conflict with Russia without offering a strategy for victory or a peace settlement.

The bill passed by a margin of 311-112 on Saturday in the US House of Representatives, with all Democrats and 101 Republicans voting in favor of providing $61 billion in new aid to Ukraine. It’s expected to be combined with aid bills for Israel and Indo-Pacific allies before being quickly approved by the Senate and signed by President Joe Biden.

April 20, 2024 at 11:26PM

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