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Congress rallies to aid Ukraine; end-state murky for some lawmakers

The limits of U.S. support for Ukraine have gone largely untested in Washington as President Biden defers to Kyiv to define the war’s end-state.

The House this week passed a fresh $40 billion military and economic aid package for Ukraine, adding $7 billion to the White House’s top line request. The new package brings total U.S. support for the war to nearly $54 billion once approved by the Senate.

But as lawmakers scramble to shuttle the much-needed aid out the door, a small group of lawmakers is asking how the war ends and how much it will cost. 

“I think it’s an evolving mission already,” said Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican. “Before, I think we were trying to keep the Ukrainians from being defeated. Now, their foreign minister said in the last day or two, that the goal is removing the Russians from every aspect of the country,

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