Biden asks Congress for $106 billion for Ukraine and Israel: how much will go to the Armed Forces
On Friday, October 20, U.S. President Joe Biden requested 106 billion dollars from Congress to help Ukraine and Israel. Of this amount, $61.3 billion is to be used to help the Armed Forces.
This was reported by The Washington Post. The publication notes that this is a record amount of aid to states, which is much more than Democrats expected a few days ago.
The $106 billion in military aid combines $14 billion in aid to Israel, annual funding for Ukraine of about $61 billion, as well as spending about $14 billion on immigration priorities and $10 billion on humanitarian aid, and more funding to counter China's influence in Asia and developing countries.
With this request, the White House seeks to overcome Congress's piecemeal approach to funding Ukraine and instead provide Kyiv with the assistance it needs throughout the year.
The legislative package comes after Biden addressed the nation on the wars in Israel and Ukraine, linking the two wars and insisting on the need to continue investing in security.
Biden's plan is likely to pass quickly through the Senate, where it will receive more bipartisan support, but will face a more uncertain situation in the House of Representatives, which is still trying to decide on its next speaker, the publication notes.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, on the evening of October 19, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy held talks with US leader Joe Biden. He expressed his gratitude for the supply of ATACMS missiles to Ukraine and emphasized that it had greatly inspired our citizens. The parties also discussed further strengthening the long-range capabilities of our army.