The House voted 378 to 34 to agree to changes approved by the
Consideration of the legislation, initially drafted before Russian annexed the Crimean peninsula, was bogged down by a partisan fight over a provision to reform the International Monetary Fund that the
Democrats eventually agreed to drop the proposal, which
Tuesday's vote was almost an afterthought despite that prior urgency. After the IMF freed up funds for the Ukrainian government, the House's Republican leaders pushed back a planned voice vote on the final package Friday so that lawmakers could go on record with their support after returning from a brief weekend recess.
"The U.S. House and Senate stand together in backing the Ukrainian people during this hour of need," House Speaker
Congress is also expected soon to pass a proposal favored by