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As Congress prepares to return to Washington and talk about plans to fund the government, President Joe Biden is asking them to send another $13.7 billion to Ukraine on top of the already $60 billion the US has sent the country since February.
According to the Associated Press, the Biden administration’s request for more money to send Ukraine is part of a larger spending package of $47 billion dollars the president wants funded which would see money also allocated to issues related to Covid, monkeypox, and natural disasters across the country.
“We have rallied the world to support the people of Ukraine as they defend their democracy and we cannot allow that support to Ukraine to run dry,” said Shalanda Young, the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget.
In June of last year, Shalanda Young pushed for “racial equity” in budget talks and said it was necessary to replace the word “woman” with “birthing people” for the sake of inclusion.
By mid March, the Biden administration had already sent a total of $2 billion to Ukraine for security assistance since the start of the war. Much of that assistance took the form of direct transfers of equipment from the Department of Defense to the Ukrainian military.
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