Senate Democrats on Tuesday dropped their demands that International Monetary Fund reforms be included in a Ukraine aid package.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced the change, saying he wanted to ensure that Congress could pass the package quickly.

A fight over the IMF language prevented Congress from taking action on Ukraine before its last recess — and before Russia annexed Crimea, which just two weeks ago remained a part of Ukraine.

The White House backed the IMF reforms, but Republicans in the House had balked at them.