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U.S. Senate outlines timeline for considering Biden's aid request to Ukraine

U.S. Senate outlines timeline for considering Biden's aid request to Ukraine Chuck Schumer (Photo:
Author: Daria Shekina

The request from President Joe Biden for assistance to Ukraine is expected to be considered by the U.S. House of Representatives after Thanksgiving. It's marked on November 23, states the Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

According to him, the combined national security package covering assistance to Israel, Ukraine, Taiwan, and bolstering the U.S. border will be considered by the House after Thanksgiving.

Schumer expresses a strong desire for all four of the President's requests to be approved - Ukraine, Israel, humanitarian aid, and the Indo-Pacific region.

"We have Democrats and Republicans working together to try to come up with a border security package that will have bipartisan support. But we have to get this done, and as soon as we come back in Thanksgiving, it will be a very high priority, get all four of them done, all four have bipartisan support in the House. Together" he said.

Responding to questions about efforts by the Republican Party in the House to divide the package into smaller separate bills, Schumer stated that they needed bipartisan support for all four, and he would work diligently, very diligently, to fulfill all four requests.

U.S. aid package to Ukraine

In October, U.S. President Joe Biden appealed to Congress to allocate $106 billion in aid to Ukraine and Israel. Of this amount, $61 billion is allocated for Ukraine, and $14.3 billion for Israel.

Recently, the new spokesman for the U.S. House of Representatives, Mike Johnson, proposed not consolidating the new aid to Ukraine and Israel into a single package. He wants initiatives in the House to vote separately on these matters.

Jake Sullivan, the U.S. National Security Advisor, recently stated that U.S. interests could suffer if Congress did not approve the aid package for Ukraine.