McConnell sees Wednesday U.S. Senate vote on $40 billion Ukraine aid bill

Mitch McConnell, U.S. Senate Republican Leader

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# 15 May 2022 21:44 (UTC +04:00)

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday he expected the Senate to vote on $40 billion in proposed aid to Ukraine on Wednesday after holding a related procedural vote on Monday, APA reports citing Reuters.

"We expect to invoke cloture - hopefully by a significant margin - on the motion to proceed on Monday, which would set us up to approve the supplemental on Wednesday," McConnell told reporters on a conference call from Stockholm after visiting the Ukrainian capital on Saturday. He was referring to a procedural "cloture" vote that caps further debate on a matter to 30 hours.