Joe Biden is poised to ask Congress for another eye-watering $10 billion Ukraine aid package, according to reports.
The Ukraine aid battle will continue when Congress returns from recess.
Now, Biden’s looming request, which could exceed “north of $10 billion,” comes as Ukraine continues its slow-moving counteroffensive against Russia as NATO countries and the US pledged even more support.
The Army’s acquisition chief said on Monday that the Department of Defense was in the process of creating a Ukraine funding package for lawmakers to consider
The new package will replenish American weapon stockpiles, which have since been completed after providing munitions to Ukraine’s conflict with Russia.
So far, the US has provided more than $110 billion in aid to Ukraine, despite voters saying they are no longer comfortable with more taxpayer dollars being sent to the country.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said future Ukraine funding should go through the appropriations process, not a supplemental package.
n July, 70 House Republicans voted to cut off funding for Ukraine.
Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell slammed the current defense cap and pushed for more aid to be sent to Ukraine.
Last month, Republican Senator Rand Paul warned that the US has run out of “ammo” and “money” in the Ukraine war with Russia.
As The Daily Fetched reported, Paul responded that the Biden administration is sending Ukraine another billion dollars in aid.
“From a fiscal conservative perspective, it makes no sense to borrow money from China to send it to Ukraine,” Paul said.
“It’s not like we’re sending them surplus funds. It’s like, ‘Oh, we have surplus ammo around.’”