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Congress to vote on $12.3 billion Ukraine aid package
The bill grants the White House request for $7.5 billion in military assistance to Ukraine and another $4.5 billion in economic support.
Nearly 9% boost for defense spending next year under new Senate plan
But Senate Republicans say the total still isn't enough to cover military needs.
By Leo Shane III and Bryant Harris
Budget deal would fully fund Defense Department, add $13.6 billion in Ukraine aid
Lawmakers hope to finalize the spending plan within the next week.
By Leo Shane III and Joe Gould
White House seeks $3.5 billion for Pentagon in Ukraine response package
The White House told Congress it will need $6.4 billion in new funding to respond to Russia’s war on Ukraine, including $3.5 billion for the Pentagon and other funds to support Eastern European allies with security assistance and humanitarian aid.
By Joe Gould