The Washington Post reports:
The Senate voted Thursday to deliver more than $40 billion in new military and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, sending the measure to President Biden after a week-long delay sparked by a lone senator’s objection.
The vote was 86-to-11 with all opposition to the package coming from Republicans. The bill provides a combined $20.1 billion in military aid that is expected to provide for the transfer of advanced weapons systems, such as Patriot antiaircraft missiles and long-range artillery.
Also included in the bill is more than $8 billion in general economic support for Ukraine, nearly $5 billion in global food aid to address potential food shortages sparked by the collapse of Ukraine’s agricultural economy and more than $1 billion in combined support for refugees.
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U.S. Senate voted 86-11 to pass bill that would provide more than $40 billion in military, economic, and humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
U.S. House passed it 368-57 on May 10. President Biden’s signature next. pic.twitter.com/LpkbkseSFu
— Greg Giroux (@greggiroux) May 19, 2022
11 GOP senators that voted against $40 billion in aid to Ukraine as the country fights back against Russia’s brutal attacks:
— Ali Zaslav (@alizaslav) May 19, 2022