U.S. Congress passes resolution on $150 mln for arming Ukraine – Rada member
Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada member Iryna Friz, who chairs the information systems security subcommittee of the Rada committee for national security and defense, announced that a resolution introduced by Rep. Liz Cheney on arming Ukraine passed the U.S. House of Representatives on March 8, 2017.
H.Res.174 titled "Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1301) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes," which foresees the allocation of US$150 million for the military support of Ukraine was backed by 371 representatives, Friz wrote on Facebook on Thursday, March 9.
Forty-eight representatives voted against the document.
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The document must be approved by the U.S. Senate.
Friz said she was sure that the senators might have remarks as to the budget of the U.S. armed forces only.