Summary: President Biden is expected to submit a request for billions of dollars in assistance to Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan, as well as for border security, by the end of the week. Israel has reportedly requested $10 billion following an attack by Hamas. Bipartisan support is expected for the aid package, which will be discussed in a classified briefing on Wednesday.
U.S. Senate leaders anticipate that President Joe Biden will submit a request for financial aid to Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan, along with funding for border security, by the end of this week. While the specific amount of the request is still unknown, Israel has reportedly asked for $10 billion in response to an attack by the Iran-backed militant group Hamas. However, Israel’s ask does not guarantee that the Biden administration or Congress will approve the full amount. Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer, the Senate’s majority leader, expressed the intention to push for the support of Israel and the rest of the aid package. Republican Senator Mitch McConnell also expects the request to include assistance for Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan, as well as a significant provision for border security. To provide more information on the situation in Israel and Gaza, top Biden administration officials will conduct a classified briefing for the Senate on Wednesday. Notably, Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, who is facing charges related to acting as an unregistered agent for Egypt, will not be attending the briefing. Menendez has denied any wrongdoing.
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