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Biden signs trillion-dollar budget, calls on Congress to pass Ukraine aid bill

Biden signs trillion-dollar budget, calls on Congress to pass Ukraine aid bill Joe Biden, President of the United States (photo: Getty Images)

Today, March 23, President of the United States Joe Biden signed a $1.2 trillion government funding bill approved by the Senate. He also called on the House of Representatives to unblock the bill to provide support for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan.

The American president "clearly stated" that Congress has not yet completed its work.

"The House of Representatives must pass a bipartisan supplemental funding bill," Biden said, referring to the bill to fund aid for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, which Republicans oppose.

The US President noted that the budget bill signed today, which made it possible to avoid a shutdown, is "a compromise, which means neither side got everything it wanted."

Budget law to avoid a shutdown

Yesterday, the US House of Representatives passed a $1.2 trillion bill to spend $1.2 trillion on government agencies. This step will prevent a temporary shutdown of the government.

After that, the US Senate approved the corresponding bill today.

Question about US assistance to Ukraine

Earlier it was reported that the US Congress has been unable to provide new funding for Ukraine for several months.

A bill for $60 billion in military and financial assistance to our country has recently passed the Senate. But the House of Representatives refuses to consider it.

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson promised that the issue of aid to Ukraine would be taken up in Congress immediately after the budget vote.