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(Washington, DC) — The Senate will vote Thursday on the $40 billion Ukraine aid bill.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said there is strong bipartisan support to send more aid to the country. Speaking on the Senate floor, he argued that “turning our backs on Ukraine” would have ripple effects around the world. The measure provides additional security and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine in it’s ongoing war with Russia.
Assistant Majority Leader Richard Durbin said Russia’s invasion poses threats beyond Ukraine. He offered strong support for bids by Finland and Sweden to join NATO.
The House already approved the Ukraine aid bill and Senate passage will send it to President Biden’s desk.