Senate backs bill to aid Ukraine, sanction Russia

Yahoo News – by DEB RIECHMANN

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is speaking with one voice against Russia’s annexation of Crimea, passing legislation in the House and Senate giving help to Ukraine and imposing sanctions against Russia.

The Senate approved the legislation by voice vote Thursday while the House was passing a different version on a 399-19 vote.  

The votes are a show of solidarity with Obama, who has already announced sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin and others.

Lawmakers intend to get a final measure to the White House by day’s end.

Each bill would provide $1 billion in loan guarantees to cash-strapped Ukraine and sanction Russia for its annexation of Crimea.

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3 thoughts on “Senate backs bill to aid Ukraine, sanction Russia

  1. TRAITORS!! TREASON! HANG THEM ALL!!! They do not follow or represent the will of the American people. Hang ’em!

  2. Why isn’t crybaby asking how were going to pay for this like he does for
    unemployment benefit extensions ?? When it comes to the middle class,
    everything has to be justified, A foreign country gets a blank check..WTF
    is wrong with this country ??

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