House approves $40 billion in weapons and economic aid to Ukraine

House approves $40 billion in weapons and economic aid to Ukraine

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The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved $40 billion in new military and economic assistance to Ukraine.

The measure passed on a vote of 368 to 57 with the support of the entire Democratic caucus. The aid package now heads to the Senate, where it also has broad bipartisan support, and President Biden has pledged to sign the bill later this week. It’s by far the largest foreign aid bill to move through Congress in at least two decades.

Its swift advance through Congress comes after the White House separated the Ukraine aid package from a request for $10 billion in COVID relief funds. That request is now stalled amid Republican opposition, along with other parts of Biden’s legislative agenda, including an extension of a child tax credit that pulled millions out of poverty and money to combat the climate emergency.

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