Biden Pushes $106 Billion Aid Package for Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan

Democrat President Joe Biden and his administration are pushing for billions of dollars in taxpayer money to fund an aid package for three foreign nations.

Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) are trying to get the funding for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan approved by Congress during the first week of December.

The Biden admin has so far failed to push through its supplementary $106B “national security” proposal.

According to Schumer, “the biggest holdup” to passing the package is GOP insistence on policy changes regarding U.S. border security.

Republicans have set increased border security as a condition for sending any additional funds to Ukraine.

In a letter to senators on Sunday, Schumer said:

“One of the most important tasks we must finish is taking up and passing a funding bill to ensure we as well as our friends and partners in Ukraine, Israel, and the Indo-Pacific region have the necessary military capabilities to confront and deter our adversaries and competitors.”

The Democrat Senate leader is warning that Ukraine is likely to lose the fight against Russia without further funding from American taxpayers.

Schumer is urging senators to attend a classified briefing in the coming days to get updated on the situation.

However, Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) warned Sunday that it is unlikely that the aid package for Ukraine and Israel will be approved before the year’s end.

Turner cited the Southern Border policies as an obstacle to passing the bill.

During an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Turner, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said:

“I think it would be very difficult to get it done by the end of the year and the impediment, currently, is the White House policy on the southern border.”

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He further explained that the White House needs to recognize it as a priority threat to U.S. national security.

In early November, House Republicans passed an Israel-only aid deal of 14.3 billion.

According to Chuck Schumer, the deal was “deeply flawed” and would not be taken up by the Senate.

The White House has also indicated that the bill will not be signed by President Biden if it includes Israel only.

Biden, however, was recently forced to sign a stopgap funding plan excluding Ukraine assistance, to avert a government shutdown.

Since the start of the Russia-Ukraine conflict last year, Washington D.C. has provided Kiev with more than $76 billion in military and other assistance.

However, the funding of the endless foreign war has been met with widespread pushback and may likely soon come to an end.

Russia has repeatedly warned the West against supplying Ukraine with arms.

Moscow argues that this will only prolong hostilities and make it a direct participant in the conflict.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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