Biden signs Ukraine lend-lease act, urges Congress to pass $40 billion aid package this week

President Biden on Monday signed the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act of 2022, easing requirements for sending U.S. military aide to Ukraine as it fends off Russia's invasion. "The cost of the fight is not cheap," Biden said. "But caving to aggression is even more costly." After signing the law, which harkens back to the 1941 lend-lease law the U.S. used to arm Britain against Nazi Germany, Biden handed the pen to Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-Ind.), the first Ukrainian-born member of Congress.

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