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Biden to ask Congress for $60 billion for Ukraine

Thursday, 19 October 2023, 05:52
Biden to ask Congress for $60 billion for Ukraine
JOE BIDEN. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

US President Joe Biden expects that US$60 billion for Ukraine and aid for Israel will be allocated in his US$100 billion funding request.

Source: NBC News with references to sources

Details: NBC News reported that top lawmakers in Congress are starting to get details of a new funding package that the Biden administration is expected to submit to Congress this week.

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One of the lawmakers and two sources familiar with the funding request said the additional funding package is likely to include US$60 billion for Ukraine, although it has yet to be finalised.

Another part of the request will include about US$40 billion for aid to Israel, Taiwan, and the US-Mexico border.

The total request for additional funding, which is expected to be submitted for the fiscal year ending next September, will be approximately $100 billion.

The sources said the Biden administration is expected to formally submit an additional $100 billion request on Friday, 20 October.

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