House Approves $1B Aide for Ukraine


Published 03/06 2014 02:39PM

Updated 03/06 2014 02:40PM

The House has approved a $1 billion loan guarantee package for Ukraine, as part of the U.S. effort to support the new government as Russia continues to occupy the Crimean Peninsula.

The measure was approved on a 385-23 vote, and goes next to the Senate. The "no" votes came from conservative Republicans.

The Obama administration announced the energy and aid package on Tuesday, when Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Kiev for talks with the new government.

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