Notably, the United States government is extending its $105 billion support to the war-riddle countries Ukraine and Israel for defense manufacturing and humanitarian assistance. Amid the escalating war situation in Israel and Palestine, the US on Friday, October 20, 2023, shared its proposal to support war-riddle nations Ukraine and Israel and to strengthen the influx of migrants from the US-Mexico border. As part of its proposal, the US announced more than $105 billion that would be used for defense manufacturing and humanitarian assistance. President Joe Biden also emphasized during the Oval Office address that it is necessary to strengthen the US support for its allies. Shift to the next section and read more details. Scroll down the page.
While addressing the Oval Office, the president of the United States emphasized the need to move the legislation as soon as possible and strengthen its allies. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said to Joe Biden the two wars (Israel-Palestine and Russia-Ukraine) show a global inflection point and the holding of funds signifies the safety of the Americans. A report stated that the budget process can be delayed as the US House is still in disarray to appoint a new speaker of the house. The Republican majority has not yet decided on the new speaker of the house which would likely delay the budget.
The director of the Office of Management and Budget, Shalanda Young said the Republicans will oppose Joe Biden’s proposal even after opposing the border management policies. The illegal crossing of the US border has increased since the new asylum restrictions were imposed. Young added, “We will not be lectured by those who refuse to act. As we’ve said repeatedly, Congress needs to take action to provide sufficient resources for the border,” Swipe down the page and read more details.
The US is likely to use $14 billion to strengthen its border security. As part of increasing security on the US-Mexico border, the number of agents will be increased, new inspection machines will be installed to detect fentanyl, and the number of staff to process asylum cases. Reportedly, $61.4 billion is proposed to support Ukraine amid its war with Russia, apart from $14 billion. Jake Sullivan said, “The world is closely watching what Congress does next,” To note, Israel will receive $14.3 billion in assistance amid its conflict with the Hamas Group, to strengthen its missile defense system. Stay tuned.