[JURIST] Both the US Senate and the House of Representatives [official websites] on Thursday approved nearly identical bills [text] that would send a $1 billion aid package to Ukraine and place new sanctions on Russia. The bill passed [NYT report] by a vote of 98-2 in the Senate and 399-19 in the House. Despite the overwhelming support of the bill, Congress remains torn on how the government should confront Russian President Vladimir Putin [official website]. Some lawmakers from both parties...

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