U.S. President Joe Biden has asked Congress to approve $106 billion worth of supplemental funding to aid Ukraine and Israel, and for other military and domestic needs.
Nearly 60 percent of the request, or some $61.4 billion, is for Ukraine, where military equipment needs remain in full force. The Ukraine portion of the supplemental includes $30 billion for equipment and replenishing stocks of donated equipment from the U.S.; $14.4 billion for Department of Defense military intelligence and other support in Ukraine; and nearly $17 billion for economic and humanitarian aid.
The Biden administration wants another $14.3 billion for Israel. Of that, around $10.6 billion would flow through the DoD so support the procurement of air and missile defense equipment, replenishing U.S. stocks of donated equipment, and for industrial base investment. Another $3.7 billion is for the State Department for foreign military financing and embassy support.
The request also addresses U.S. military requirements in the Indo-Pacific theater. The administration wants $3.4 billion for the submarine industrial base, which has been struggling with increased demand of Virginia class attack subs and Columbia class ballistic missile subs. The State Department would also receive $2 billion for foreign military financing for Indo-Pacific allies and partners. At the same time, request includes $2 billion to provide an alternative to Chinese financing in developing countries.
The proposed spending package also includes $13.6 billion for U.S. border protection efforts.