It includes $13.6 billion to help Ukraine.

The Senate of the U.S. Congress on Thursday adopted a $1.5 trillion government funding package for the current fiscal year (started in October last year). The meeting was broadcast on the website of the upper house of the legislature.

The initiative was supported by 68 senators, 31 legislators voted against. The adopted package includes humanitarian, military and economic assistance to Ukraine in the amount of $13.6 billion.

On Wednesday, this initiative was approved by the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress. The White House has already said that President Joe Biden will sign this initiative.

Earlier, lawmakers agreed on a funding package after many months of consultations, due to which it was necessary to take initiatives on temporary financing of the federal government, the latter extended it until March 11. The adopted package will extend this period until September 30.

The funding approved by the congressmen includes the allocation of about $780 billion for defense needs and about $730 billion for spending in other areas.