The Biden administration is pushing for Congress to take up an emergency help package deal that may pair help for Ukraine and Israel, in keeping with a senior White Home official and a number of lawmakers.
“The president has made clear that he’s going to go to Congress with a package deal of funding for Ukraine in addition to continued help for Israel,” Jake Sullivan, the nationwide safety adviser, stated Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
Final month, Congress let lapse the emergency funds it had been sending to Ukraine for its warfare with Russia, amid dwindling Republican help for such help. In distinction, Hamas’s lethal raid final weekend prompted a sweeping bipartisan outcry for comparable help to Israel. The choice to tie assist for Ukraine to assist for Israel displays the urgency of each conflicts — and a calculation that Republicans who would in any other case be loath to ship extra money to Ukraine could really feel certain to approve such a package deal to help Israel.
Talking in Tel Aviv on Sunday, Senator Chuck Schumer, the bulk chief, promised to place an assist package deal to a flooring vote within the subsequent few weeks.