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Senate Approves $40 Billion for Ukraine Aid, Sends to Biden

  • Passage comes after objections from GOP’s Paul delayed vote
  • Pentagon says authority to give weapons to Ukraine running out
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US Senate Advances $40 Billion Ukraine Aid Bill
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The Senate passed a more than $40 billion Ukraine aid package on a bipartisan 86 to 11 vote, sending the bill to President Joe Biden for his signature.

The legislation is significantly larger than the $33 billion aid package Biden requested last month, and it’s passage by overwhelming margins in the Senate Thursday and the House last week is a sign of popular support in the US for Ukraine’s struggle against Russia’s invasion.