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Biden Asks Congress for $6.4 Billion in Additional Funding for Ukraine Conflict

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The Biden administration has asked Congress for $6.4 billion in additional funding for needs related to the invasion of Ukraine, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The additional funds would be distributed to the State Department, the Department of Defense and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The request was made in a briefing to appropriation committees and leadership Friday, and was expected to be folded into the annual government spending bill currently being negotiated on the Hill.

The additional funds would support humanitarian, security and economic assistance to Ukraine and Central European partners, said an Office of Management and Budget official.

The request could grow or change as the situation on the ground evolves, officials said. But for now, it includes $3.5 billion for the Department of Defense and $2.9 billion for the State Department and USAID for U.S. security assistance to Ukraine, Poland, the Baltics, and other allies.


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