White House points to defense spending in states in new plea for Ukraine aid
“I want to be clear: without congressional action, by the end of the year we will run out of resources to procure more weapons and equipment for Ukraine and to provide equipment from U.S. military stocks,” White House budget director Shalanda Young wrote in a letter to congressional leaders.
Spending mess in Congress could arch over into pivotal 2024 election year
Next year, the entire House and one-third of the Senate will be up for reelection, with possibly acrimonious congressional primaries on both sides of the aisle and the battle over selection of a Republican presidential nominee.
Israel, Ukraine, global aid and border funding would hit $106 billion under Biden request
The funding request includes $92.2 billion for national security, including $61.4 billion for Ukraine and $14.3 billion for Israel, and $13.6 billion for border security, including money to hire more U.S. Border Patrol agents and inspection machines meant to detect fentanyl.
Next battle in Congress over Ukraine aid, as Biden presses House speaker for vote
WASHINGTON — Republican and Democratic lawmakers are searching for a way to clear more aid for Ukraine, after Congress approved a short-term spending bill that didn’t include any additional money for the country. President Joe Biden on Sunday said that U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy agreed to find the votes needed to pass a supplemental […]
Pennsylvania lawmakers look to pull public funds from Russia amid war in Ukraine
The exact impact of each move will vary, from $1.1 million in Russian-made vodka to potentially billions in retirement funds. But each dollar will count.
Ukraine Build-Up: Why It’s time to worry, but not panic, about Russia | Opinion
Diplomacy can still work. There's no reason to make matters worse.