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Nearly $12 billion more is requested by the White House to Congress for Ukraine aid

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As part of a package of tens of billions already committed by the United States for Ukraine, President Joe Biden has asked Congress to contribute nearly $12 billion more.

As part of the administration's plans for fiscal year 2023, which begins on Oct. 1, 2022, the government wants to spend $11.7 billion for "security and economic assistance."

“President Biden has been clear that the United States is committed to continuing to support the people of Ukraine as they defend their sovereignty,” White House Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young said in a statement on Sept. 2.

Approximately three-quarters of the funds from Congress approved so far have been disbursed or committed, including a $40 billion package Biden signed in May.

It also includes billions in arms and other military equipment, as well as $4.5 billion to help maintain the Ukrainian government.

According to Young, a Biden appointee, the funding was expected to last only until September.

Although no members of Congress have responded favorably to the new request yet, the $40 billion package was passed by a bipartisan vote.

3 Sep 2022


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