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The White House is hopeful that Congress will pass bipartisan supplemental aid for Ukraine, despite objections from Republicans in the House.
According to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, the Biden administration is grateful for the bipartisan support for Ukraine and is confident that it will continue as we work together to ensure that the Ukrainian people have everything they need to fight courageously for their freedom.
On Thursday, the Biden administration sent a letter to Congress that requested more than $24 billion in extra funds, with over $13 billion going toward security aid and $7.3 billion towards economic and humanitarian aid for Ukraine.
The president’s legislative affairs team, including the Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young, have had numerous conversations with lawmakers on the ground to clarify the request and highlight its emergency nature, according to Jean-Pierre.
She stated that the administration plans to maintain communication with Congress and believes this will happen in a bipartisan manner.