Biden hails $95 billion national security bill passage, says Ukraine aid will ship within hours

President Joe Biden thanked Congress for passing a major national security supplemental bill and promised that equipment would be shipped to Ukraine within two hours.

In a speech inside the White House, Biden said Ukraine has a fighting force and the skill to win its war against Russia, and that its soldiers were cheering in the trenches as they watched the House votes come in.

“It was a difficult path [to get the bill passed],” Biden said of the monthslong debate in Congress. “It should have been easier, and it should have gotten there sooner. But in the end, we did what America always does. We rose to the moment, came together, and we got it done.”

Biden is to sign the $95 billion bill Wednesday.

The Senate approved the bill
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