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Biden Wants Ukraine Aid Passed Immediately, Separate From COVID-19 Funding | Politics
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Biden Wants Ukraine Aid Passed Immediately, Separate From COVID-19 Funding | Politics

President Joe Biden is shifting strategy with additional aid for Ukraine and more COVID-19 funding languishing for weeks: Pass them separately and prioritize emergency funds to counter the Russian invasion in order to avoid further delays.The move is almost certain to ensure that tens of billions of dollars in new military, economic and humanitarian aid for Ukraine will pass in the near future. Like the last round of aid approved in March, there’s overwhelming bipartisan support in Congress for additional help for Ukraine as it enters the third month of Russia’s invasion. Biden urged swift passage, warning that he’s already “nearly exhausted” the previous funding of nearly $14 billion.Late last month, Biden requested another $33 billion, and after conversations with leadership, he said in ...