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Congress Set To Take 1st Steps On Ukraine, Russia

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March 06, 2014 AT 6:21 AM
The House of Representatives was poised Thursday to pass the first aid bill for Ukraine's new, pro-Western government, while both chambers of Congress looked to advance legislation imposing hard-hitting sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin's government. The House was scheduled to vote in the afternoon on a bill providing loan guarantees to the government in Kiev that came to power last month after protesters ousted the country's pro-Russian leader. The Obama administration has promised $1 billion in such financial support.