The Biden administration is expected to ask Congress for at least $100 billion in supplemental funding to address Israel, Ukraine and domestic issues, such as border funding and disaster aid, according to several people granted anonymity to discuss private deliberations.
The funding levels — which would cover an entire year — have not yet been finalized and could change, according to the people involved. The request is expected to be sent to Congress Hill as soon as Friday, after President Joe Biden returns from a trip to Israel.
There is widespread support in Congress to quickly approve aid to Israel after the surprise attack earlier this month by the Palestinian militant group Hamas. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday he wanted the Senate to move quickly. But the House is frozen as Republicans have been unable to elect a speaker.
Further, some House Republicans have expressed skepticism over combining aid to Israel with aid to Ukraine, which is locked in a war with Russia but doesn’t have as broad of support.