(Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden wants Congress to provide $106 billion in supplemental funding, with the bulk of the money going to bolster Ukraine’s defenses and the remainder split among Israel, Indo-Pacific and border enforcement.
Biden is betting that including money for Israel and immigration will help convince House Republicans wary of sending additional money to Ukraine to support the measure.
UKRAINE $61.4 BILLION
The request includes $30 billion for the Department of Defense to help supply Ukraine with weapons and replenish U.S. stocks. There is also $14.4 billion to support military intelligence in Ukraine and $481 million to help assist displaced Ukrainians arriving in the U.S.
ISRAEL, $14.3 BILLION
The request includes $10.6 billion for air and missile defense support and $3.7 billion for the State Department to assist in embassy support and foreign military financing.
BORDER PROTECTION, $13.6 BILLION
The request includes money to hire 1,300 additional border patrol agents, 1,600 new asylum officers and 375 new judge teams. It also calls for $1.2 billion to counter smuggling of the deadly drug fentanyl.
HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE, $10 BILLION
The request includes $9.15 billion for humanitarian needs across Israel, Ukraine, Gaza and other global needs. The remainder goes to border migration and refugee assistance.
(Reporting By Jarrett Renshaw; Editing by Heather Timmons and Tomasz Janowski)