• 26/05/2024 07:41

The US House of Representatives approved a bill to help Ukraine worth more than $60 billion

Now the issue must be considered by the Senate and signed by President Biden.

The US House of Representatives approved a bill to help Ukraine worth more than $60 billion

Today, April 20, more than $60 billion.

The package of more than $60 billion was supported by the majority of congressmen in the US House of Representatives: 310 congressmen were in favor, 112 votes were cast against.

Now the issue must be considered by the Senate.

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Also, the US House of Representatives passed a bill to seize frozen assets of the Russian Federation.

Congressional vote for assistance to Ukraine

  • On April 17, Speaker of the House of Representatives Mike Johnson published the text of the funding bill assistance to Ukraine.
  • The text of the document is generally similar to the one that the Senate approved in February and meets the requirements of US President Joe Biden.
  • In particular, the document provides for the allocation of $60 billion to Ukraine, including $23 billion for replenishment of US arsenals, which can be used for military assistance to Ukraine. Also $13.8 billion for the purchase of the latest weapons systems, defense goods and services. Another $26 million to extend oversight and accountability with assistance and equipment provided to Ukraine.
  • A separate clause in the bill stipulates the provision of ATACMS long-range operational-tactical missile systems to Ukraine as soon as possible after entry into force.
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  • Members of the House of Representatives introduced 137 amendments to this bill. However, the US House of Representatives subsequently rejected all amendments to the bill.
  • At the same time, the US Department of Defense is preparing to quickly provide assistance to Kyiv as soon as Congress approves it.

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