U.S. Congress to consider aid to Ukraine and Israel after Thanksgiving: Democrats and Republicans reach agreement
The Senate (the upper house of the U.S. Congress) will consider U.S. aid to Ukraine and Israel after Thanksgiving, which Americans celebrate on November 23 this year. Representatives of the Democratic and Republican parties managed to reach an agreement on this issue.
The statement was made by Senate Majority Leader, Democrat Chuck Schumer, on November 14. This was reported by CNN.
This is a bill that would allocate funds to help Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan, and to protect the American border.
Schumer noted that he really wants all four of US President Joe Biden's requests to Congress to be approved.
At the same time, GOP senators are making efforts to split this combined aid package into separate smaller bills.
"We need bipartisan support for all four, and I'm going to work hard, very hard to get all four done," Schumer said.
As reported by OBOZ.UA:
- House Speaker Mike Johnson (Republican from Louisiana) has filed a two-stage bill to temporarily suspend government funding. It offers an unusual approach to avert a government shutdown, but does not take into account aid to Israel and Ukraine.
- Meanwhile, Joe Biden's administration has called on Congress to approve a request for additional assistance to Ukraine to fight Russia and to Israel to fight Hamas terrorists as soon as possible. The White House is confident that this directly affects Washington's national interests.