March 28, 2014

Kiev Bailed Out, With No Help From Fiscal Conservatives

By Julianne Smith

Source: Newsweek

Journalist(s) Pema Levy

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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  • Julianne Smith

    Senior Fellow and Director, Transatlantic Security Program

    Julianne (“Julie”) Smith is Senior Fellow and Director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. She is a contributing editor to Fo...