In a rare show of bipartisanship, the Senate and the House on Thursday passed aid packages for Ukraine that include both $1 billion in loan guarantees and additional sanctions on Russian officials and entities in response to Russia's annexation of Crimea.
The packages passed overwhelmingly in both chambers, by 399 to 19 in the House and by 98 to 2 in the Senate. The two bills are slightly different, but leaders in both Houses expect to have passed the same bill before long. President Obama has promised to sign it.
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