The House passed legislation aimed at providing just under $40 billion in additional military and humanitarian aid for Ukraine in a 368-57 vote Tuesday evening.

Proponents of the measure argue that it offers critical assistance to an allied country that is approaching its third month of defending itself from Russia’s unprovoked attacks.

“As Putin desperately accelerates his campaign of horror and brutality in Ukraine, time is of the essence. That is why we are pleased that we can proceed immediately with this bill so that it goes through the Senate and to the president's desk so the assistance goes to the people of Ukraine and Eastern Europe,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said on the floor ahead of the vote. “We cannot afford to wait.”


The House Appropriations Committee released the legislation earlier Tuesday, with GOP critics of the measure arguing that lawmakers should have been provided more time to review the text.

“The text of the Ukraine supplemental JUST dropped. It’s 3:09PM. I am told it’s just under $40BB, but looking at it. Many undefined terms. No briefing. No strategy. We allegedly are voting on it tonight. This is a hard & loud ‘no.’ I support Ukraine — but I represent Americans,” Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) tweeted shortly before forcing a procedural vote to delay it coming to the floor.

Top lawmakers and the Biden administration have been vocal in their calls for Congress to act swiftly in providing additional resources to the country, as the current funding is expected to run out within the week.

The $39.8 billion legislation came in significantly higher than President Joe Biden’s initial request of $33 billion and was uncoupled from language meant to provide additional COVID-19 pandemic relief funding in an effort to ease its passage.

The bill looks to allocate $67 million in funding for the Department of Justice to help “cover the costs of seizing, retaining, and selling forfeited property” from Russian oligarchs who have helped fund the attack.

The legislation would provide $6 billion slated to be used for providing “training, equipment, weapons, logistics support, supplies and services, salaries and stipends, sustainment, and intelligence support” to the military and national security forces of Ukraine, $8.7 billion to replenish equipment, and $3.9 billion for mission support and hardship pay for troops.

In terms of humanitarian aid, the bill would provide $900 million for refugee support services, $54 million for medical support and screening, and $5 billion aimed at tackling the “rapidly growing food insecurity globally and the impact of rising food prices because of the conflict in Ukraine.”


Finally, $190 million is designated to be used for diplomatic programs and support, and $110 million is set to be used for embassy security.

In addition to providing funding for Ukraine, the bill also includes a provision to provide a $174,000 payment for Anne Garland Young, the wife of the late Rep. Don Young (R-AK), who died earlier this year. That matches the annual House salary.