House Approves Fast Track for Ukraine Aid

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The House has overwlehmingly passed legislation to fast-track aid funds to Ukraine.

The vote was 385-23. All lawmakers who opposed the measure were Republicans.

The bill expands loan guarantees to the Ukraine that have already been authorized by Congress in 2013 to Jordan and Tunisia. The bill adds the Ukraine as an eligible country to receive those loan guarantees through the use of existing funds.

Aides say this allows the Obama administration to use remaining funds through the normal transfer process and bypasses the need for Congress to pass an additional spending bill.