Bipartisan members of Senate leadership on Saturday committed to a vote on further funding for Ukraine aid "in the coming weeks."
"In the coming weeks, we expect the Senate will work to ensure the U.S. government continues to provide critical and sustained security and economic support for Ukraine," bipartisan leadership said in a joint statement.
“We support Ukraine’s efforts to defend its sovereignty against (Russian President Vladimir) Putin’s brazen aggression, and we join a strong bipartisan majority of our colleagues in this essential work. With the eyes of our partners, allies, and adversaries upon us, we keenly understand the importance of American leadership and are committed to strengthening it from Europe to the Indo-Pacific,” according to the statement.
Some background: On Saturday, Democratic Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet delayed the Senate's consideration of the short-term spending bill over concerns about the lack of funding in it. The bill eventually passed, with a final vote of 88 to 9.
Bennet told reporters the bipartisan statement was exactly what he had hoped to see when he objected on the stopgap bill to keep the government open due to its lack of Ukraine funding.
In a separate statement, Bennet addressed the need for Senate leadership to reaffirm support for Ukraine.
"I objected tonight to proceeding to the Continuing Resolution because it failed to provide additional money for Ukraine. Senate Leadership needed to reaffirm our bipartisan commitment to sustain funding for Ukraine. The Senate Leadership has released such a statement, and, as a result, I voted to keep the government open," he said in the statement.
CNN's Haley Talbot contributed to this post.