Republican Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Matt Gaetz of Florida were among the Republicans who voted against the bill.

The House passed a bill easing the provision of military equipment to Ukraine, sending it to Biden’s desk.
The vote was nearly unanimous, but 10 House Republicans voted against the bill.
That comes after 8 House Republicans voted against suspending trade relations with Russia.

The House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday allowing the Biden administration to more easily lend and lease military equipment to Ukraine, which is currently under siege by Russian troops.

The vote comes after the Senate passed the bill via voice vote — meaning none of the 100 senators had any objections — earlier this month, and the bill heads to President Joe Biden’s desk. The legislation revives a World War II-era program that the US used to quickly supply Allied countries within weapons as they fought against Hitler.

But 10 House Republicans, most of them on the right flank on the party, voted against the measure. That comes after 8 Republicans voted against suspending normal trade relations with Russia and Belarus in March amid the ongoing war in Ukraine.

These are the 10 House Republicans who voted against the military aid bill:

Rep. Andy Biggs of Arizona
Rep. Dan Bishop of North Carolina
Rep. Warren Davidson of Ohio
Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida
Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia
Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky
Rep. Ralph Norman of South Carolina
Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania
Rep. Tom Tiffany of Wisconsin

Insider has reached out to each of the lawmakers’ offices for comment on the vote.

As the war in Ukraine has unfolded, some Republicans have come under fire for praising Russian President Vladimir Putin, or characterizing Ukraine as a dictatorship. Former President Donald Trump declared that Putin’s rationale for invading the country was “genius” and “savvy,” while Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina called Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy a “thug.”

In response, some Republican senators have pushed back, with Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina telling Insider that Cawthorn is an “outlier” within the party.

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These 10 Republicans were the only House members to vote against a bill to lend defensive military equipment to Ukraine

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