The White House is seeking action from Congress on funds for Ukraine
The White House today called on the US Congress to take measures so that new funds for Ukraine can be voted on by the end of the year.
"I want to be clear: If Congress does not act by the end of the year, there will not be enough funds to continue supplying Ukraine with weapons and equipment," White House Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young said in a letter. addressed to Speaker of the House Mike Johnson.
The House of Representatives is controlled by the Republican Party.
"We don't have magical funding to deal with the emergency." We're running out of funds and soon we'll run out of time," Young warned in his letter.
The pledge is more than $100 billion in emergency aid requested by US President Joe Biden on October 20. He requested these funds to enable the United States to address the major challenges it faces. One of these challenges is the need to provide aid to Israel and Ukraine.
"Cutting off the supply of US weapons and equipment would cripple Ukraine's war effort, jeopardize the progress Ukraine has made, and increase the likelihood of Russian victories," Shalanda Young said in the letter.
"Our military aid has already been cut," she notes.
"This is not a problem for next year. Now we need to help a democratic Ukraine fight against Russian aggression," Yang said.
The US Congress has to approve the budget for the fiscal year that started on October 1, which means that it is not yet clear whether Joe Biden's request of October 20 will be honored.