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Ukraine Aid Package Passes House as Lawmakers Say More Needed

  • Funding would provide humanitarian relief, military aid
  • Money is part of broader spending bill headed for Senate
Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 9.
Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 9.Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

The House approved $13.6 billion in emergency spending for the U.S. response to the war in Ukraine, and lawmakers in both parties expect more will be needed for humanitarian relief and military aid for the largest conflict in Europe since World War II.

The aid package, attached to a sweeping $1.5 trillion omnibus bill funding the rest of the government through Sept. 30, had ballooned from an initial estimate of about $6.5 billion a little more than a week ago to a $10 billion request from the White House to the $13.6 billion approved on Wednesday.