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Biden intends to veto bill providing aid to Israel without funds for Ukraine

Biden intends to veto bill providing aid to Israel without funds for Ukraine Photo: Biden intends to veto the bill on aid to Israel without funds for Ukraine.

The White House will veto the bill on aid to Israel as it considers it incomplete, informs Reuters.

The Biden administration wants aid to Ukraine and Israel, as well as border security funding, to be included in a single package.

"The Administration strongly encourages both chambers of the Congress to reject this political ploy and instead quickly send the bipartisan Emergency National Security Supplemental Appropriations Act to the President’s desk," the White House Office of Management and Budget said in a statement.

For several months, the Biden administration, along with Senate Democrats and Republicans, has been working on a bill that combines reform of the U.S. immigration system, additional funding for border security, and allocates billions of dollars in aid to Ukraine, Israel, and partners in the Indo-Pacific region.

Measures to spend $118 billion will also allow for humanitarian aid to civilians affected by global conflicts.

"The Administration strongly opposes this ploy which does nothing to secure the border, does nothing to help the people of Ukraine defend themselves against Putin's aggression, fails to support the security of American synagogues, mosques, and vulnerable places of worship, and denies humanitarian assistance to Palestinian civilians, the majority of whom are women and children," the statement said.

U.S. aid to Ukraine

Earlier, the Senate introduced a new bill on aid to Ukraine. It combines funding for aid to Ukraine, and Israel, and strengthening the southern border of the U.S.

By the way, Biden has strongly criticized the bill on aid to Israel without Ukraine.

Also, U.S. President Joe Biden proposed to Congress to allocate $106 billion in aid to Ukraine and Israel. But the issue remains unresolved.