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Pentagon urged U.S. Congress to pass aid package for Ukraine and Israel

Pentagon urged U.S. Congress to pass aid package for Ukraine and Israel The Pentagon calls on the U.S. Congress to adopt an aid package for Ukraine and Israel (photo: Getty Images)

Pentagon has urged the U.S. Congress to approve aid packages for both Ukraine and Israel, announces Deputy Pentagon Spokesperson Sabrina Singh.

"We also urge Congress to pass our supplemental funding requests that would allow us to keep supporting Ukraine and Israel and humanitarian assistance across the globe and makes critical investments in the indopacific," stated the Deputy Pentagon Spokesperson.

According to her, it is crucial for U.S. national security that Congress promptly approves President Joe Biden's request for additional funding.

Singh also emphasized that the additional funding would be an investment in the U.S. defense industry.

She mentioned that the Pentagon currently has limited funds, and significantly more resources are needed to support Ukraine, which is why the U.S. administration has turned to Congress.

Aid for U.S. to Ukraine

On October 1, the U.S. Congress passed a temporary budget bill that did not include new funding for assistance to Ukraine. The initiative for aid to Ukraine was slated for separate consideration.

Subsequently, President Joe Biden proposed a $106 billion allocation to Congress, with $60 billion earmarked for Ukraine, including assistance to Israel.

However, the President's proposal faced resistance in the House of Representatives, where the new representative, Mike Johnson, advocated for separate consideration of aid to Ukraine and Israel.