Biden signs $13.6 billion Ukraine aid bill into law

16 March 2022, 12:41 PM

U.S. President Joe Biden has signed a bill that appropriates $13.6 billion worth of assistance for Ukraine, the president said in a Twitter post on March 15.

“I just signed the Bipartisan Government Funding Bill into law — keeping the government open and providing a historic $13.6 billion in funding to Ukraine,” said Biden.

The bill was passed by the U.S. Senate on March 11, following a vote on the funding in the House of Representatives. This emergency funding seeks to shore up Ukraine amidst the devastating full-scale Russian invasion.

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According to U.S. government sources quoted by The Wall Street Journal, Biden is expected to announce over $1 billion in additional military assistance to Ukraine on March 16.

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